I wanted to reblog this much earlier. I take Rose’s view of hashtags, and this is my favorite post in a week when I’ve read a ton of good posts. Hashtags are tools, and they’re handy as long as you’re mindful of their limitations and smart about using them. You can’t change the world with just hashtags, but they certainly help. For people interested in activism, dismissing hashtags outright is like taking your home toolkit and throwing out the 3/8-inch wrench because it doesn’t work on 1/2-inch bolts. And we shouldn’t assume that just because people are tweeting to hashtags about social issues, that’s the only thing they’re doing about them.