[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.]
It’s unclear as to how or why the #FiveWordTechHorrors hashtag started on Tuesday, but it’s trending worldwide right now on Twitter.
Possibly 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:
— Damon Cortesi (@dacort) December 11, 2013
And here’s nine of the more funny ones that had us laughing:
From the Makers of Color #fivewordtechhorrors
— Aaron Levie (@levie) December 11, 2013
Please sign in with google+ #FiveWordTechHorrors
— Frank X. Shaw (@fxshaw) December 11, 2013
Please power down electronic devices #FiveWordTechHorrors
— Lauren Goode (@LaurenGoode) December 11, 2013
We changed our business model. #FiveWordTechHorrors
— Nick Hanauer (@NickHanauer) December 11, 2013
Call when you see traction #FiveWordTechHorrors
— Mark Suster (@msuster) December 11, 2013
Mail me a hard copy #FiveWordTechHorrors
— Padmasree (@Padmasree) December 11, 2013
Flash required for this site #FiveWordTechHorrors
— Mark S. Luckie (@marksluckie) December 11, 2013
You need to install silverlight #fivewordtechhorrors
— Seth Fiegerman (@sfiegerman) December 11, 2013
Read my post on Medium #FiveWordTechHorrors
— Gabe Rivera (@gaberivera) December 11, 2013
Share your best #FiveWordTechHorror below.