It Seems #WeCanLandOnACometButWeCant Find A Bigger Hashtag Trend

November 14, 2014
As we all know, social media is a place for expressing personal ideas and feelings. These can be emotions, expressions of opinions, political views, or a call for global improvement. Just recently, the European Space Agency successfully landed a spacecraft on a comet, a momentous occasion for science that took careful planning as well as several years to achieve. Social media took to the event to not only celebrate, but also to call for more changes as momentous as this. This brought out the widely popular (and pretty lengthy) trending?hashtag #WeCanLandOnAComentButWeCant. The trend actually originated on?Wednesday the?12th but remained a top trend well into Thursday reaching Tweet rates that competed with the latter. The trend only seemed to take a bit of a break overnight in the United States. graph The goal of the hashtag is to allow for people to not only see that humans have accomplished a phenomenal feat, but that there are still plenty of other things that need to be worked on in the world. Of course, not everybody thought of the hashtag as such a serious issue but rather contributed with humor and smaller everyday occurrences. There were a few related hashtags, but these were not quite as successful as this one as it generally encouraged people to participate. t1 t2 t3As previously mentioned, there were plenty of people who wanted to point out obvious problems around the world that are just as important as this accomplishment. There were also a few notable Tweets that were a little less serious and highlighted how there is such a big gap between extremely advanced space sciences compared to the science used daily by ordinary people. t5 t6 t7It is difficult to predict whether or not this hashtag will last too much longer, but it has certainly reached a point where most people across social media have at least thought about what their response would be.   Definition: /definition/wecanlandonacometbutwecant Featured graphic: From desinformado.net Creative Common attribution 3.0. Resized for formatting purposes.  

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