This morning, I was in a Twitter fight with my good friend Ricky Patrick (you should read his blog!) and I realized that this is what we’re missing in real life – Hash-Tags!!!
On Twitter, you can get away with saying all sorts of mean things that you would never say face to face as long as there is a hash-tag involved. Let me copy our fight from this morning as a reference:
The background of this is that Ricky was once a member of our Praise Team at church, but is “retired” for a season, but he’s agreed to play acoustic for me for this Sunday’s Easter service…
So the “fight” went like this:
from Ricky – Had fun working out some songs for Easter #butimstillretired
from Me – Yeah! Lots and lots of fun! #youcanretirewhenIsayso 🙂
from Ricky – coffee was good too. #idontbelieveinwomentellingmewhattodo
from Me: I really enjoy when you play acoustic #youneedtogetoveryourself
from Ricky: I like it better when it stays in tune #notgonnahappensoleavemealone
from me: The kapo doesn’t really help with the staying in tune part #itseemsyouneedanattitudeadjustment
You see – two completely different conversations happening simultaneously – but without the fear of hurt feelings because there’s a hash-tag before the things that people don’t like to hear.
So I think that’s what we need – Hash-tags for real life conversations. Sort of a “this is what I’m really thinking, but I’m afraid you can’t handle the truth, so I’m gonna apply a hash-tag then you will know I’m just kidding” thing.
What do you think? Good idea? Bad idea?