We’re all used to how breaking news and issues are often heard on Twitter way before the actual on-line news channels. Global events like Arab Spring were fueled by it. Best wishes to footballer’s sent via it. And donations for unfortunate marathon runners raised by it.
But there are still some thing’s to be discovered. They can be surprising. And very inspiring. One of those discoveries occurred over the recent Bank Holiday weekend – all thanks to a tweet by @LordPlumpton. The inspiration that is: #TheAfghanistanyouneversee – it’s one hashtag you must follow.
For most of us, the only images we see of that land are of bad news. Reports of another dead soldier. Or some other recent atrocity. Now compare all of that to the reality of the images you’ll see on that hashtag. Many of them are beautiful photographs. All by serving armed forces personnel. Not all of them British. It gives you a real insight into the real life over there. For them and the Afghans.
Not every hashtag makes it into the Top Trending Topics and then disappears forever. Some of them are all the better for it. This is one of them.
Part of our andsome blog #Tweetweek series – inspired by having reached 10,000 updates on Twitter as @andsomepeople