Hashtags, as conveners of conversation, can be #whimsical #practical #totallyfantastic. Hashtags, as extensions of language, can be #playful #artistic  #totallydelightful. But hashtags, as both of those things, can also be #overused #boring #totallyannoying. 

Which is why it's charming to see the over-hashing scourge satirized by the noted cultural critics Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake. In the video above, the pair translate the often banal hashspeak of Twitter and Facebook and Instagram -- #breakfast! #thegoodlife! #YOLO! -- into plain old speak, offering a nice reminder that our digital communications, as awesome as they can be, can also be #silly #lazy #LOL