Do Hashtags Really Help?

#PrayforOrlando Is Not Enough via The Huffington Post

#PrayforOrlando Is Not Enough
via The Huffington Post

Why I light candles after tragedy via The Washington Post

Why I light candles after tragedy
via The Washington Post

THE BASICS: The #PrayForOrlando hashtag went viral after the tragic mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. Shea Watts of the Huffington Post argues a hashtag is not only useless, but diverts attention from the fact that most of whom were killed were queer and further silences and marginalizes the LGBTQIA community. While, Billy Klutz of the Washington Post writes that a hashtag is a meaningful way for people to process psychological trauma.