FFfPP — #Hashtag

When Elon Musk pulled out of this $44 billion dollar purchase of Twitter, he decided to start his own competing social media company and he named it “#Hashtag.” Musk spent billions buying land and building a corporate headquarters campus for #Hashtag. At the entrance to the new corporate headquarters building, he had a giant golden hashtag erected, depicting the official corporate logo.

#Hashtag was about as successful as Truth Social, the social media company Donald Trump set up after he was permanently banned from Twitter. In the end, both Musk’s and Trump’s social media enterprises failed.


Written for Roger Shipp’s Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner. Photo credit: Eberhard Grossgasteiger on Unsplash.

13 thoughts on “FFfPP — #Hashtag

  1. Nope, Not Pam June 2, 2022 / 3:54 am

    Wishful thinking 😊

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  2. Mister Bump UK June 2, 2022 / 4:09 am

    given he now has all this space, he should turn it into a hostel for the homeless. Or a soup kitchen.

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  3. Irene June 2, 2022 / 4:11 am

    And yet, lately reality has been stranger than fiction. Good FFfPP!

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    • Fandango June 2, 2022 / 8:18 am

      Yes it has. Thanks, Irene.

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  4. annieasksyou June 2, 2022 / 9:57 am

    I wish it were true. The truth is that Musk is putting together a group of scary investors–including some from Saudi Arabia–to take over a platform that though flawed, has many very thoughtful journalists, writers, and politicians speaking freely. The Musk et al claim is that any attempts at civility and reining in hate speech violate the First Amendment (they don’t). Instead, they seek to unleash Donald Trump and others of his ilk.

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  5. Marilyn Armstrong June 2, 2022 / 11:36 am

    To show you just how weird everything seems, I was sure this must be true until I realized it couldn’t possibly be true.

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  6. leigha66 June 10, 2022 / 4:14 pm

    What a great take on the picture… would like to think it would be the end of his presence, but I doubt that. Very creative!

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