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Love in the time of Twitter

How can you hashtag romance? How can you describe your love in ‘5 words or less’? Well, the Twitter folk came out with different answers to the question

social media Updated: Jun 04, 2015 15:40 IST
Simar Bhasin

How can you hashtag romance? How can you describe your love in ‘5 words or less’?


Well, the Twitter folk came out with different answers to the question.



The hashtag 'describe love in 5 words or less' went viral on social networking site Twitter recently. Tweets poured in from all across the country with some describing what love meant to them while others pointing out the irony of describing love in five words.



One can never imagine Shakespeare trying to manage “So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee” into 140 characters.


For better or for worse (pun intended) we have moved from the Shakespearian to a ‘digital first’ age of love.

Technology has efficiently blurred the lines between the public and the private, what's in our mind is on our 'walls'.


Who we like, what we do, who we are is public knowledge.



Gone are the days of the long drawn out love letters,the painstaking efforts made to put pen to paper to reveal our innermost feelings, it seems that now a hashtag and 5 words attached to it will do the trick.



“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.” - Zelda Fitzgerald