Hashtags

People Are Suggesting Ways For The Media To Smear Jeremy Corbyn

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Comedy

Jeremy Corbyn is a man with a target on his back, mostly being shot at by various right-wing press outlets who have nothing to go on - there was that ...

People Are Going To Extreme Lengths To Make Football More Interesting

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Comedy

Once again, it's Transfer Deadline Day which means anyone who doesn't like football needs to recede into a hole for 24 hours to avoid the endless bori...

16 Totally Useless CV Skills We Can All Relate To

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Comedy

We all have a few totally useless "skills" that we can't really put on our CVs. The little things we pick up throughout life that have no real-world a...

Female Scientists Respond To Tim Hunt's 'Sexist' Comments In The Best Way

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Female scientists have united on Twitter with the hashtag #DistractinglySexy in response to "sexist" comments made by Cambridge PhD graduate, Sir Tim ...

Male Suicide Is a Tragedy - But Don't Patronise Me About It

Dale Lately | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Dale Lately

As someone who's had a lifelong battle with depression, I know full well what a serious issue suicide is for either gender. But I'm not sure if crowdsourcing a set of "bloke jokes" and pasting them up around the streets is the answer.

#BeatlesRecipes Is A Pun-Filled Nostalgia Fest

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Comedy

The folks at Midnight have done it again... They've come up with another hilarious trending hashtag. This time it's #BeatlesRecipes. Lettuce Be #Be...

How Effective Is Social Media in Mobilising Societal Change?

James Barber | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech
James Barber

During a time of such social and political upheaval in which political leaders are seen more as being the problem than the solution, hashtags have given people something to believe in. In the absence of effective political leadership hashtags have created a space in which people can connect, unite and march side by side.

Feminists Are Setting The Record Straight On Twitter Right Now

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A sexist hashtag which was originally intended to mock feminists has been ironically reclaimed by them on the internet - and it's the best thing ever....

Penguin Asked People To Tweet At Them With #YourMum And Everything Went Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Social media is such a turbulent and fluid platform, sometimes marketers need to think outside the box. The folks at Penguin Books did what many ot...

Tweeters Using #DearMe To Share Inspiring Messages For Their Younger Selves

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

To coincide with International Women's Day, YouTube has teamed up with a host of popular female vloggers to encourage people across the world the shar...

Internet Takes Aim At Lying NBC News Anchor Brian Williams

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK

Leading US news reporter Brian Williams recently announced he would take a leave of absence after admitting he lied about being on a helicopter that w...

#MyJanuaryIn5Words Summarises January Perfectly

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

January is nearly over, and, as seems to be tradition with anything that's hashtag-able nowadays, a stampede of Twitter users have taken to the site t...

Indonesian Muslim Women Are Using Selfies To Fight Oppression

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK

Indonesian women have been posting streams of selfies in definace of a fatwa by prominent Muslim author Felix Siauw. Nemu foto selfie hijaber commu...

This Is How You #RuinAWeddingIn5Words

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Weddings are stressful: you've got the bride who's been wired since 6am (and is currently freaking out over a stray curl), the best man who's trying t...

13 (Incredibly Absurd) Policy Suggestions For The Ukip Manifesto

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Politics

Tim Aker has been relieved of his position as Ukip's policy chief after the anti-EU party became impatient with him, it was revealed on Tuesday. Th...

14 Most Important Hashtags Of 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK

Over recent years, Twitter has gone from a celebrity-chasing app to an important political tool which can be an instrument of real change. With glo...

When You Apply #TheSunLogic, Everything Gets Really Weird

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK

The Sun has branded Russell Brand a hypocrite, because he pays rent. The tabloid alleged that Brand, a part-time political activist, was involved ...

The Best Of The Poke's #ChangeOneLetterOfTheNews

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Comedy

The lovely people at The Poke asked their readers to change one letter of recent headlines to change a story completely, and it actually raised more q...

Hashtag Fundraising - Do We Really Give More?

Rachael White | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Tech
Rachael White

Due to our increasingly mediatised lives, we are craving ways to relate to the world around us which feel meaningful. Allowing ourselves to become part of a movement allows us the illusion of being more involved with the charity than simply handing over money.

UCL Emails Are Hacked; #BelloGate Is Born

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students at UCL woke up to a rather large surprise in their inbox this morning after their university's email system was hacked and 3,136 emails were ...

#CharityNarcissists

Nathalie Gordon | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nathalie Gordon

The 'No Make-Up Selfie', 'Necknominate', 'Movember', 'Dry January' and most recently 'The Ice-Bucket Challenge'. These viral charity awareness schemes are, as Arielle Pardes perfectly observed, 'narcissism masked as altruism' and I for one am not falling for it.

Will Social Media Activism #FreeGaza or #BringBackOurGirls?

Jack McSweeney | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Tech
Jack McSweeney

Is public engagement on social networks, and the gathered momentum produced in involving oneself with social media campaigns enough to bring about change? Can we expect a brief flirtation with a trending hash tag or a concerted online debate with others to bring about seismic change?

Allez Les Hashtags! 'Hashtag' Enters the French Dictionary

Verity Stockdale | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Tech
Verity Stockdale

The humble hashtag has really taken centre stage as of late. It never ceases to amaze me how something so simple can cause such a stir, but over the last week or two in particular, the hashtag has really been making its mark in ways that only the hashtag knows how.

How #bringbackourgirls Could #protectallgirls

Johanna Herman | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK
Johanna Herman

Despite the criticism of armchair activism, this could be a watershed moment if attention surrounding these events can transform into something altogether more sustained and ambitious. If we can seize the momentum of interest and look beyond the immediate ambition to #bringbackourgirls, it could be possible to shape a world where we #protectallgirls.

One Reality of the Boko Haram Situation

Gareth Milner | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK
Gareth Milner

Real life has and always will be stranger than fiction. As last months kidnapping of more than 200 girls at the hands of terror group 'Boko Haram', causes ripples on the international scene, Nigerians are feeling a crisis of confidence in their own government. Many are scarcely able to believe what has happened.