If Twitter is looking to rehabilitate its image, perhaps it shouldn’t look to its users for help.
Though its origins are unclear, people are using the trending hashtag #GiveTwitterASlogan to offer up their own catchphrases for the social network. Judging by the roughly 17,000 tweets using it, as measured by Topsy, people think Twitter is a time-sucking, race-baiting, over-sharing environment that’s leaving people wondering why they’re even on it. Oof.
Obviously, it’s not unusual for a goofy hashtag like this to gain organic traction, but this one gives a glimpse into what Twitter’s users think about the very service they’re using — as pressure mounts on newly-minted CEO Jack Dorsey to turn Twitter around. Shareholders have been unhappy with its performance, although today’s news that the company is axing 8 percent of its workforce has lifted the stock price.
Here are some of the critiques:
Twitter: keeping you entertained on the toilet since 2006 #GiveTwitterASlogan
— Lily Bailey (@LilyBaileyUK) October 13, 2015
Where people with zero character are afforded 140 #GiveTwitterASlogan
— Ryan Cummings (@Pol_Sec_Analyst) October 13, 2015
“Twitter. Shout into the void alone, together.” #GiveTwitterASlogan
— Angela Mary Claire (@AngeMaryClaire) October 13, 2015
Twitter: like a modern day War and Peace. But without the peace. Hard to read it all. 140 characters. #GiveTwitterASlogan
— Brian Bilston (@brian_bilston) October 13, 2015
You can check in any time you like, but you can never leave. #GiveTwitterASlogan
— West Lee (@NotthatAdamWest) October 13, 2015
Twitter: Where You Have To Make It *So* Clear Something’s A Joke, It Sort Of Isn’t Anymore #GiveTwitterASlogan
— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) October 13, 2015
You wouldn’t believe an egg could be this misogynistic #GiveTwitterASlogan
— Johnny (@jrd_84) October 13, 2015
Of course there’s a terrible #brand tweet, too:
— Philips (@Philips) October 13, 2015
We don’t envy Jack.
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