#Taxcuts: Twitter Hashtags Built for Speed

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A synopsis of how the #taxcuts hashtag, became a trending topic on Twitter. The #taxcuts hashtag was a successful parody of Republican calls for tax cuts as a solution to the economic recession by progressive activists on Twitter. Originally presented as a Reno Ignite presentation on March 7th by #taxcuts originator Tracy Viselli

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#Taxcuts: Twitter Hashtags Built for Speed

  1. 1. Hashtags Built for Speed what you need........
  2. 2. Twitter, Hashtags, Why? <ul><li>To group or track </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Events: &quot;that presentation sucked #renoignite” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Memes: &quot;Microsoft can #suckit&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Action: &quot;we need your donations for victims of #ike&quot; </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Fast Hashtags <ul><li>Short </li></ul><ul><li>Intuitive </li></ul><ul><li>Memorable </li></ul><ul><li>Easily used in a sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Capture a moment or event </li></ul><ul><li>Backed by influencers </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sloooooow Hashtags #boohoowhataboutusgivemeabreak
  5. 5. Feb. 5 th 1:41pm #taxcuts begins
  6. 6. 1:41pm first retweet by influencer (Momocrat)‏
  7. 7. 2:08pm #taxcuts becomes anthropomorphic
  8. 8. 2:31pm failed attempt to co-opt influencer
  9. 9. 2:47pm #taxcuts adopted by super tweeter
  10. 10. 3:00pm #taxcuts cross-pollination
  11. 11. 3:03pm #taxcuts trends on Twitter
  12. 12. 3:44pm #taxcuts lend themselves to fun
  13. 13. 4:04pm (>3hours) #taxcuts trends to 3 rd spot
  14. 14. Feb. 6 th (1 day) #taxcuts travels to techPresident.com
  15. 15. Feb. 13 th (1 week) #taxcuts travels to gopproblemsolver

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