It's very often difficult to find an answer to the question “What does this hashtag mean?” for trending topics on Twitter and Instagram. This is why we put together this handy list of popular hashtags in alphabetical order to help you find out what they're about.
Annual meeting of the Association of American University Presses http://www.aaupnet.org/events-a-conferences/annual-meeting/aaup-201606/23/2016
With the hashtag #ABondThatCantBeBroken Twitter users celebrate their great relationships with their partners and friends. And some celebrate their relationship with pizza. Choose wisely.06/30/2016
Who is up for playing @AFrikkinHashtag game? This one is hosted by @BrettFishA and @hdtorch and it's about your personal #AcceptableTortureMethod. They stressed that real torture is never okay and they condemn the practice but asked the players to reveal what could be an acceptable torture method to them. Something like having to listen to Nickelback on repeat or burning your tongue each time you have your favorite meal.07/06/2016
#acrel is a hashtag that stands for “the academic study of religion.” It was developed by religious studies scholars as a way of keeping track of the field (discipline ?) online. credit belongs to @burnidge for coining #acrel07/22/2016
Reports are rolling in of an active shooter on Ohio State University Campus. 8 People have been hospitalised with 1, unfortunately, critical, and a suspect has been killed at the scene. An emergency alert was issued to students stating "active shooter on campus. Run hide fight.".
People are still being encouraged to take shelter and stay clear of the area until police can ensure their full safety. People on Twitter are sharing their thoughts and prayers for all those affected.
Police have now confirmed that the area has been secured.
Semantic search based on machine learning10/14/2016
Twitter users put together two film titles to create something much less appealing in this Hashtag Game from midnight.10/19/2016
Started by @pH1Online, this game made Twitter users be hilariously creative. Just pick a famous movie - and add bacon. Easy!07/21/2016
Today is #PieDay! Why not start it with a hashtag meme #AddPiToASong?03/14/2016
This is another glorious game we play with our favorite midnight show on Comedy Central. Exchange a word in the title of a song with sports and ruin it with that....well or at least make others laugh with it! Play the ball and join the game with the hashtag #AddSportsRuinASong.04/15/2016
Another hashtag game by the late night game show on Comedy Central! As we all know, everything gets better if Dwayne - The Rock - Johnson gets involved, so that's exactly what you have to do to participate. Simply #AddTheRockImproveAnything. Find the best examples below!05/03/2016
Adelaide is the capital of the state of South Australia. The whole state was hit by a storm, basically a wave of thunderstorms, which has caused thousands of people to be without power. Residents are told to brace themselves.09/28/2016
The first three letters of the hashtag stand for 'An Event Apart', which is a two-day learning session for practitioners of standards-based web design. It's held in different cities in the US. The full hashtag refers to the conference in Chicago in particular.09/09/2016
The finale of season 3 of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." has fans in tears. With epic fight scenes and one death to mourn the show provides everything a good finale needs. Stars of the show have been live tweeting during the finale and together with the fans they got #AgentsofSHIELD trending at number 1 in the US.05/18/2016
The hashtag refers to the horror series "American Horror Story," the sixth season of which - My Roanoke Nightmare - premiered yesterday night. It was an unusual episode, and is allegedly based on true events. Fans are mostly annoyed about the changes that have been made, and the fact that actor Evan Peters hasn't shown up yet. But all in all, everybody is excited about the new season of course! It's also the first time that Lady Gaga appear in the series.09/15/2016
The victim of racist messages on AirBnB has reported the incident and the North Carolina host has since been banned from the platform. However many claim that the overall situation won't improve for black people on AirBnB. It reignited the hashtag #AirbnbWhileBlack that highlights the problems black people face when trying to find a room. According to AJ+ people with distinctly black names are 16% less likely to be accepted as guests. Many are tweeting about @NoirBnB which is supposed to be launching this week as an alternative to AirBnB directed at the black community.06/06/2016
TV actor Alan Thicke is the next celebrity in a host of many that have passed away in 2016. Reportedly he suffered from a heart attack and collapsed whilst playing ice hockey with his 19-year-old son, Carter. He played the much-loved dad Dr Jason Seaver in the popular 80's show Growing Pains. Fans and celebrities alike have been sharing their tributes and commiserations on Twitter.12/14/2016
Donald Trump has won the primary in Washington yesterday night. However the prospective nominee of the Republican party isn't supported by everybody. Protests at a Trump rally in #Albuquerque, New Mexico turned violent last night. The protesters threw rocks and broke through barriers. Many of the anti-trump protestors don't agree with Trump's approach on immigration. Allegedly the protestors burned American flags and waved Mexican flags.06/03/2016
There have been reports that potentially more than 100 children are trapped in a building in Aleppo that is under attack. According to reports from The UN, sources claim pro-Syrian forces have been storming into civilian homes and killing them on the spot. Civilians and activists have been calling for attention from the mainstream media and for help via videos and messages on social media, some of which are believed to be their last words. Many have been displaced from their homes and blocked from evacuating since forces affiliated with the Syrian government began taking over major areas in Eastern Aleppo. Humanitarian organisations such as the Red Cross and Unicef are calling for the government to act now in ensuring civilians are protected and to put aside political conflict for its priority.12/14/2016
Gary Johnson is the nominee of the Libertarian Party for President of the United States in the 2016 US Elections. On September 8, he was asked about his plans for Aleppo, a Syrian city, in Morning Joe. He replied with "What is Aleppo?" His lack of understanding soon went viral. He has so far apologized for his "blanking" several times.09/29/2016
After #AleppoGate, Gary Johnson had another embarassing moment - some kind of a blackout, apparently. In an interview on MSNBC on Wednesday night, the Libertarian candidate for #POTUS was asked to name one foreign leader he looks up to. He needed some time to think and couldn't remember the name of former president of Mexico (Vicente Fox), but also didn't name anyone else. Well, having an "Aleppo moment" could become the new way of putting it!09/29/2016
Police shot and killed 30-year-old African-American #AlfredOlango at a shopping center in San Diego. Allegedly, he was unarmed as well as mentally disabled. His sister had called the police for help. Pictures show that he had pointed at the officers with some object in his hands. There are now several protests over his death: It seems that the Black Lives Matter movement, sadly, cannot rest.09/28/2016
The hashtag #AlFurqan shortly trended on Twitter over the weekend. The hashtag was initiated by members and supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS) who tried to create a buzz in anticipation of the release of a speech by ISIS spokesperson Abu Muhammad al-Adnani. However the hashtag that is named after ISIS' media arm was dominated by five users who all trolled the terror organization. They joked about the long wait and criticized the group as and calling them 'Daesh' instead of ISIS.05/23/2016
An alligator has attacked a 2 year-old toddler in front of his parents. The father allegedly tried to rescue the child but the boy was dragged underwater by the wild animal. The tragedy happened at a Disney Hotel close to Orlando, Florida.06/15/2016
#AllLivesMatter has been used as a reaction to the activist movement #BlackLivesMatter in the United States. It is commonly perceived as a counter-movement which misses the point #BlackLivesMatter is trying to make.
#BlackLivesMatter, on the one hand, focuses on the unequal experiences people still make due to differences in their heritage and color. Both the hashtag and the movement urge society to change, so that all citizens are treated equally.
#AllLivesMatter, on the other hand, puts an emphasis on the (theoretical) equality of all citizens. Users of the phrase might perceive the original movement as a claim for favoritism instead of a claim for equal status. One can think of it as understanding the movement in terms of "only" #BlackLivesMatter, while it is meant to be understood as #BlackLivesMatter "too."
You think of a movie title and rename that movie as if there were only male stars in the movie and no females. So, "Gone In 60 Seconds" could be "Done In 60 Seconds!"
Edited by the team of HashtagNow.
Using the hashtag #AllStarGame, people refer to the Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game, the latest of which was held on July 12, 2016. In this year's game, the American League All-Stars defeated the National League All-Stars.
Under the same hashtag, often in connection to “O Canada” as a key word, people refer to an unusual incident at the #AllStarGame 2016: Remigio Pereira, member of Canadian singing group #TheTenors, altered the lyrics of the Canadian national anthem to reference the movement #AllLivesMatter. This political view is perceived as a counter-movement to #BlackLivesMatter, and his statement has primarily drawn heavy criticism.
Things got a little bit personal between the Presidential candidates once again at the #AlSmithDinner. The Alfred E Smith Memorial Dinner is an annual white tie fundraising event for Catholic charities supporting needy children, and it has traditionally hosted to candidates on the same stage one last time before the election exchanging light hearted digs and speaking.
Typically Donald Trump was not shy to address controversial topics as he dug into his appointment resulting in booing from the audience. He reffered to WikiLeaks slew of leaked emails accusing her of deceiving the public by having conflicting private beliefs to what she promotes and alleging that she hates Catholics.
Hillary Clinton's words were a much more different tone as she praised the money raised for Catholic charities and joked about Donald Trump's view on women stating "Donald looks at the Statue of Liberty and sees a 4, maybe a 5 if she loses the torch and the tablet and changes her hair". She also remarked on the rumours of her state of health claiming Donald had sent a hearse to take her to the dinner.
37 year-old #AltonSterling was killed by police in Baton Rouge. He was selling CDs in front of a convenience store at the time of the incident. The police acted on an anonymous call claiming he was armed and selling music. The owner of the shop said he witnessed the shooting and didn't see the victim carrying a gun. A video shows that he was already wrestled on the ground by officers when they fired 5 shots. Protests broke out and Congressman Cedric Richmond of Louisiana has since called for the Department of Justice to investigate Sterling's death.07/06/2016