Hashtag Trends: Je Suis Charlie, N’oublions Pas Les Victimes de Boko Haram

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It’s not one of the many #jesuischarlie posts, I attack the news agenda. Montreal Gazette have run the story about the solidarity shown worldwide against the horrific killings of 17 people in Paris. In countries around the world many took to the streets for liberty and defiance against extremism. #jesuischarlie was trending.

This hashtag trend article wants to highlight what should be trending next. #NoublionsPasBaga . Montreal Gazette highlighted that while the world was focussed on Paris, the people in Baga, were mercilessly  culled by the extremist group Boko Haram. 2000 people were butchered in the streets, men, women and children, and others drowned trying to escape the massacre. Nothing was mentioned on the news and still nothing has been said. Subsequently the  group continued to kill villages by sending suicide bombers: young girls aged 15 years and 10 years old. They were sent into crowded places to kill more and more innocent people on separate occasions. This is the sin of the news agenda has allowed the extremist groups to win, especially since the Nigerian Army fled the village leaving Boko Haram free reign with the inhabitants there. It is a given, international attention gives governments pressure to act. Read more about it here.

For those who see the horiffic scenes in Baka on social media, we ask where is the press? Where is the solidarity for the people in Baga? We may not share the views of the publication Charlie Hebdo but we share the views of the people in Baga who were not explicitly provacative, education and life is a human right.

Yes, freedom of speech is a right, responsible journalism is expected.
Jounalistes, #NoublionsPasBaga

I could be wrong, please share your views on the matter on the comments section below.

Thank you for reading, lets get a-tweeting (@dali_lamah)

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Hashtag Trends: #MyFatStory – Hated Katie Hopkins hates fat

Funny how after a season where you a commercially coerced to binge without a thought all the shocking shows about weight gain and morbid obesity are shown all in a row, but I digress.

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Last night #MyFatStory was trending in the UK and the highest rated programme on paid TV last night. The nation tuned in  not because people were moved by an emotional journey of weight loss after weight gain. No. It was the opinionated self-confessed FATTIST voted the second worst person by Vice, after Vladimir Putin, deliberately making herself “fat” (at size 12) to lose it all again to prove that anyone can lose weight.

Katie met her local rugby team in her little 2 piece for body advice (as one does) before the eating challenge.

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We were all shocked at the guys’ reactions and it hit Katie hard.. we can see it on her face.

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Katie met with this American lady and her boyfriend who celebrated her body type. Katie was so rude she was kicked out their house…

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People tuned in and wanted to see her kick off basically. I think we enjoy reacting to someone so brash and rude about other people. Viewers were armed with the controversial quote that she would not hire someone who is over-weight because she wouldn’t ‘keep up’.
Here is an interview of her defending her point of view…

Instead of battling between throwing up or throwing tomatoes at the TV because of her shocking quips but we end up seeing her human side and at times feeling sorry for her.

An emotional video diary entry… have a listen about why she’s whining.

After an intrusive session with a psychologist, she realises that she has issues and that she has been unreasonably harsh on people who struggle with weight issues. We await the second show… not sure what to expect. In my opinion, she looks better with the extra pudge.

Here’s a sneak peek… has Katie met her match?

#MyFatStory is a great hashtag and TLC UK have done a great job with this social media campaign, seems like the first of many to come. I was avidly following the hashtag and the amount of abuse towards Katie because she’s abusive was hard to watch. One person pointed out that as much as Katie is hard to like, people can be ruthless and equally as detestable. Another person confessed that she was watching because she wanted to find out tips about how to gain weight… my deepest secret was revealed. Well I owned this secret by retweeting it. I became undone, it was time for me to face the woman in the mirror and talk about my #MyFatStory…

Hashtag Trends – Poor Fred

So Brazil lost, and Shaheen the predicting camel was…

WRONG!!!

Going from a seawater animal to a desert animal affects accuracy. Twitterati felt sorry for Fred the Brazilian striker. Great rundown of the events on

Here are my favourite tweets on the trending topic

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Hashtag trends – #holidayspam

So 3 is cool again because of this…

#holidayspam !!! It’s an awesome super cheap (comparatively to O2’s “be more dog” ad) but does the job well. They are advertising a great service of a roaming service with UK rates which is super. It makes you look at your mobile and judge your mobile service provider and want to join 3… but your upgrade keeps you hanging on… (hangs head). Good job @ThreeUK

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It is always great when the world unites under one hash-tag to express their views and feelings about a poignant topic regionally or globally. There have been some historic and epic hash-tags… BUT I want to focus on those pointless, bizarre and interesting hash-tags that trend for no real reason at all.

Today I’m picking on #prayforalife

I was pleasantly surprised that the world has stopped being selfish and began to focus on praying for a life for a change. People around the world uniting for the needs of others where it would count the most. I don’t know. Perhaps my spiritual perspective momentarily clouded my judgement, only to be disappointed when I saw this.

 

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A pointless blog created what could have been a meaningful hashstag. The # was trending because plenty of people was shocked by the #. This world we live in is crazy.