I used to use hashtags quite liberally, until I realised that they weren’t really helping my marketing, and they made me look like a toddler. It’s cool to use them once in a while, but if you overdose on hashtags, it just destroys your credibility, something I learned the hard way.
There is a growing body of scientific evidence suggesting the internet — with its constant distractions and interruptions — is turning us into scattered and superficial thinkers. One of the biggest challenges to constant distraction is that it leads to “shallow” rather than “deep” thinking, and shallow thinking leads to shallow living. The Roman philosopher Seneca may have put it best 2,000 years ago: “To be everywhere is to be nowhere.”