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#ThingsIYellWhenICum is trending on Twitter because 2016 rules

Now! That's What I Call #Hashtags, Vol. 69.

 

Jay Hathaway

Internet Culture

Published May 16, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 6:41 pm CDT

Twitter started out in 2006 as a way for tech dweebs to find each other at the tech-dweeb segment of the South by Southwest festival, but by 2014 it had become a large public company with a loftier goal: “to give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers.” 

On May 16, 2016, Twitter achieved that goal with a trending topic about words one might shout while experiencing an orgasm. Big congrats to current CEO Jack and former CEO Dick. Nice.

Here’s a sampling of the thoughts people are adding to the marketplace of ideas, viz. the popular hashtag #ThingsIYellWhenICum: 

https://twitter.com/CrizzlesButtons/status/732168557191036928

https://twitter.com/hyped_resonance/status/732237424886042624

https://twitter.com/tyriquex/status/732178568344571905

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Some of these entries seem to have been inspired by the ubiquitious “nut button,” a separate meme about things a lover could say that would make you instantly smash a metaphorical button with “nut” written on it—i.e., reach orgasm. 

Here’s a popular example:

Nut buttons and #ThingsIYellWhenICum are the essential currency of Twitter, the goldmine of discourse and “ideas without barriers” against which the company hopes to sell ads and make a profit. Best of luck to Twitter Inc. in all its endeavors.

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*First Published: May 16, 2016, 6:30 pm CDT