Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake Talk in #Hashtags

By: Erika Watts - September 28, 2013

Have you ever thought that all of the hashtags people use in Twitter and Facebook posts looks, well, ridiculous? How about if you imagine those posts as conversations (including text shorthand such as “WTF” and “LOL”) that actually take place off the Internet? That certainly sounds a little cringe-worthy, and late night show host Jimmy Fallon and singer/actor Justin Timberlake show us just how awkward it would be if our Twitter conversations took place in real life.

#Enjoy:

A well-placed hashtag in a Twitter post certainly serves a purpose, and Twitter even offers its users a tutorial for using them correctly. They are great for marking the subject being discussed or the group the post is targeted to, that way the posts can be easily discovered by other Twitter users. Unfortunately, hashtag overkill happens all too frequently on Twitter and even Facebook (long before Facebook even introduced the hashtag search).

After trying (and failing) to capture the art of overusing hashtags and text shorthand using my own Twitter account, I found a pretty good example of hashtag-overload. Try saying this one out loud:

Most people on Twitter found the “#Hashtag” skit with Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake hilarious, and a few folks are rethinking just how many hashtags they use in their online posts:

And just in case any Twitter users who overuse the heck out of hashtags were a little offended by Fallon and Timberlake’s skit, here is an Xzibit meme that pokes fun at hashtags. Xzibit memes make everything better.

Main image via YouTube; Hashtag image via Google+

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Erika WattsErika Watts is a former teacher, now stay-at-home-mom and contributing writer for WebProNews. When she isn’t busy navigating parenthood and writing, she enjoys watching college sports and reading. Follow Erika on Twitter @erikawatts83, Pinterest or

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  • Amanda

    Awww…isn’t that sweet. Fallon communicated w/ his girlfriend w/ hashtags. lmao Man, gtfoh w/ that!

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    Thanx for the information- i was seriously unaware – FEELING SHOCKED

  • http://mikecurleymusic.com/ Michael David Curley

    There not as good as #MegaTags that eventually come back to your site. Moreover, don’t feel the need to role any VT on those guys.