Connecting Through Hashtags (5/8)

Nepal experienced a devastating earthquake in 2016, and the hashtag #NepalEarthquake quickly went viral on Twitter. The article “Twitter Issue Response Hashtags as Affordances for Momentary Connectedness” examines the use of the hashtag during the crisis, the messages it was associated with, and the degree to which the hashtag was able to help connect people during the events.

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