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

Not likely.

Feb 28, 2020, 7:36 pm*

Internet Culture

April Siese 

April Siese

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.

https://twitter.com/BarrettAll/status/804705281473183744

https://twitter.com/CheekyHoussein/status/804769537367408645

https://twitter.com/xopierina/status/804687399334846465

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

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*First Published: Dec 2, 2016, 6:56 pm