The spread of the Covid-19 virus has sent the world into disarray as the death toll continues to rise. More than 38 million people have tested positive for the virus around the world. People have taken to social media to share their situation with some on twitter becoming cynical about it. Even as the rest of the global population tries to focus on the positive side of things, the social media users are leaning towards the skeptical side.
If you check out the trending hashtags on twitter that touch on the spread of the virus, there are countless memes and comic stories about the unanticipated trend of working and living in self-isolation. In some threads under the hashtags, users joked about how being locked in the house with their spouses would lead to a baby boom at the end of the year.
The cynical nature of the conversations on Twitter has also attracted the more reserved users. They are also getting innovative with their own hashtags. Some are joking about how they are delighted to finally have a credible reason to work from home. Some other users decided to go apocalyptic about the issue. Using the hashtag #coronapocalypse, they share how people were taking radical measures as they prepared for self-isolation. Users joked about weird tissue paper options, how people were panic-buying. The global shortage of hand sanitizers and toiletries was also subject to creative jokes and stories.
If you thought the economic crises and shutting down of businesses would appeal to them to tone down on the jokes, you thought wrong. The more things got worse, the more the memes and funny hashtags emerged. The measures taken to curb the spread of the virus have negatively affected daily activities leading to enormous challenges. People have opted to use special ways to deal with the emerging issues. Popular hashtags and funny memes have become the new strategy the global population uses to get through the pandemic together.
Twitter users have already started contemplating life after the pandemic through the hashtag #MyPandemicSurvivalPlan. Under this popular hashtag, you'll find threads of users sharing their nifty plans of how they'll survive the pandemic's effects.
Staying in isolation in these tough times could put some people under stress. The first thing they've got to do to survive this pandemic is to remain sane. You can take to twitter to share your experiences, and catch up on how others are faring. Keeping in touch with others could be therapeutic and what you need to fight through this global pandemic.
Even though the users sound cynical in their posts and hashtags, social media remains the only channel people can share their frustrations about what is happening globally. Now that you cannot travel to a far off country to relax, social media remains the only platform of keeping in touch with the rest of the world. Don't separate yourself from the rest of the world, come up with a crazy hashtag or funny meme, and help a brother somewhere have a laugh