Post by Blog Manager Robbi Hess
I was #havingdinnerwithfamily and then I #walkedthedog before I #hadicecreamwithfriends and finally I #saidgoodnight. Aaahhh, the hashtag, the measurement by which we gauge our life... or so it seems.
Remember, back in the "olden days" when the hashtag was called the pound symbol and it indicated a measure of weight or the end of a book or article (if you were a journalist) or the symbol you pressed on a telephone keypad (remember those) when you wanted to get to a different menu? Or remember when it was just plain called the number sign. Today, the hashtag is how we relate, make ourselves stand out and show we are having a #greattimewithfriends.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but if you're #havingdinnerwithfamily shouldn't you be putting the smart phone away and having dinner with your family? Talking with them. Asking them how their day was rather than showing the world what you're doing?
If you're so obsessed with the hashtags of your life, you're not engaged in the life you're living, are you?