And there’s even a website to figure out how much CO2 hashtags generate
(Grist) Want another reason to hate #RulesForFemales, #CutForBieber, #LessAmbitiousMovies, or whatever bullshit hashtag is trending right now? How about the fact that everything you do on Twitter is responsible for a certain amount of carbon emissions? OK, maybe not very much, but it adds up — and maybe it even adds up enough for you to shame participants into stopping.
For instance, it’s one thing to say you’re sick to the teeth of hearing about South by Southwest. It’s another thing to point to your #SXSW-obsessed friends and say “look, you assholes just farted out 827 grams of carbon about your dumb conference.”
The website is TweetFarts. Though it doesn’t actually seem to do anything whenever I check a hashtag. Well, whichever way you slice it, you keep using those hashtags, Conservatives/Realists!