OK, I’ve learned a lot about Twitter hashtags. For instance:
#firefly will usher you directly into the great TV series Firefly, a sci-fi cult classic that Fox inexplicably cancelled after just one season. The story centers on the crew of Serenity, a Firefly-class starship (because tail section lights up on take-off). Premiered on Fox in 2002, the show featured a smart script, terrific ensemble acting, heartthrob Nathan Fillion, and a great theme song. In spite of all this, and to the eternal dismay of its many loyal fans, the show went extinct after just a single season. Yet it lives on in the Twitterverse.
Meanwhile, #fireflies yields an endless stream of tweets and Youtube remixes posted by fans of the song “Fireflies” by Owl City. Topping the US and Canadian charts in 2009, this song ties together insomnia, fireflies and summer. Most frequently tweeted are these lyrics: Continue reading