#FiveWordTechHorrors light[Update, Wednesday, 10:20 a.m. PT: We’ve added the graph above courtesy of Simply Measured. The company told us there were 96,651 tweets that have used the #FiveWordTechHorrors hashtag through 9 a.m. this morning.]

Original story:

It’s unclear as to how or why the #FiveWordTechHorrors hashtag started on Tuesday, but it’s trending worldwide right now on Twitter.

techhorrorstrending12Possibly taking inspiration from the Webby Awards’ five-word award acceptance speeches, the hashtag is all over social media right now.

The idea is simple: Tweet out a tech-related horror phrase in five words.

Here’s a tweet from Damon Cortesi, the CTO of Seattle-based social media analytics startup Simply Measured. It looks like he’s attached a photo of the #FiveWordTechHorrors frequency starting from 2 p.m. today:

And here’s nine of the more funny ones that had us laughing:

Share your best #FiveWordTechHorror below.

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  • Ketan Gilda

    “The client has a suggestion”

  • Ketan Gilda

    “Captain Kirk checked into McDonalds”

  • Ketan Gilda

    “Youtube is now paid service”

  • Ketan Gilda

    “Are you on google plus?”

  • http://www.benlinders.com Ben Linders

    It will be up again soon…

  • XboxPS

    Deleting virus folder…. /Windows/System32!

  • http://www.intrinsicstrategy.com/ FrankCatalano

    My two contributions from @FrankCatalano:disqus were:
    “I’ve never seen that before”
    “This product will sell itself”

  • big will

    “Hey everyone, I’m a disruptor”

  • http://www.gregmeyer.com/ Greg Meyer

    It worked in staging. #FiveWordTechHorrors

  • David Paull

    That was fun last night. I went a little overboard from @davidpaull with:

    Good, fast, cheap – pick two

    Oops, meant to DM that.

    Check out our press release

    Don’t worry, I used Prezi

    Our menu options have changed

    Wi-Fi doesn’t require a password

    Check in your spam folder

    Voice calls now allowed in-flight

  • thatguy

    Please Wait, Video is Buffering #fivewordtechhorrors

  • http://www.mattronen.com/ Matt Ronen

    FREE UPGRADE! Two year contract*
    #FiveWordTechHorrors pic.twitter.com/lsBd4KICAb @mattronen #impactyear

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