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#How2016CanRedeemItself begins trending—but can this year really get any better?

Not likely.


April Siese

Internet Culture

2016 is mercifully coming to an end. It’s the last month of the year, which means winter holidays, year-end lists, and the writing of resolutions. But, as dumpster fiery as the past 11 months have been, Twitter’s convinced it can still get better within a few weeks’ time.

Enter #How2016CanRedeemItself, an optimistic hashtag teeming with absurdism and genuine hope.

Perhaps the most frequent way people think 2016 can redeem itself, however, is by simply ending.

Relax, dear Twitter users. It’ll all be over soon.

The Daily Dot