As Christmas approached we decided to have a gift-related game and so together with The UnNamed Ones i played #TheGiftIGive:

[The Story So Far: Every Wednesday at 1pm South African time [6am EST] an inspired and growing number of brilliant, creative and absolutely fun people from all around the world take part in what is called a Hashtag game. @AFrikkinHashtag [say it out loud] is South Africa’s #1 Hashtag game and is always a lot of fun. The F.L.O.P. [or Fish List Of Prizeworthyness] is the collection of some of the best tweets from each week’s game and is what all seriously comedic Hashtaggers aspire to…]

Gifts can tend to be quite an introspective [me and my] kind of thing and so we tried to use this game to get people to think outside of themselves and to consider those we wouldn’t perhaps normally include in our giving:

It was a really special game and some of our favourite bots bounced in to celebrate with us:

Even earning us a Katy Perry song which is not too shabby:

And then it was over to you guys with an array of clever, funny, misdirectional, random [but related] and punny suggestions as per normal and these are the ones that made it on to this week’s


This starter tweet from Jimish really set the tone:

While Ross was advocating a two-way channel:

Jeff had a prescription for those tunnel periods:

While K Dawg had a much needed rallying call:

Tali was peering behind the curtain:

Ross was noticing a bit of a disconnect:

And V’s offering was a bit sketchy, in the best of ways:

K Dawg’s offering may come with a ‘may discover new unwanted affection towards Jar Jar Binks’ clause:

While Geff’s needed a little work:

Kunwar was also dealing with the unwanted:

DM’s came with a caveat:

While James had a bit of a give and take:

Andrew brought the punny:

Saachi had a nice accompanying presence to offer:

Ben’s brought him instant attention:

Andrew gave his by throwing it away:

While Tom was styling:

Owen shared his in a word, and what a word:

While Nina was certainly majoring on motivation:

Whale Shark Rocky opened wide:

Bannon felt lead to give the gift of education:

Sho guys, some really amazing tweets and most of them could have made their way on to the top tweets section of this post cos they were really that good. But not all the tweets can be top tweets and so we had to narrow it down to these which found their way onto this week’s:


[7] Kevin’s was a gift to the community:

[6] John was considering the good of humanity:

[5] This one by Sassy is an absolute classic:

[4] While Social Trends nailed it in a word backed up by a picture:

[3] Tali was stirring the pot:

[2] While John was taking a moment to stop and really see you:

[1] But this tweet by HC Wiginton was streets ahead in terms of the hope it gives for the future and that’s why it is this week’s TOP F.L.O.P.:

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Brilliant stuff everyone as always and this week’s had a really greater emotional depth to it which was amazing to experience. Hopefully we all feel inspired to be a little more open in our giving and to spread those nets wider. Thank you to The UnNamed Ones as always and to the folks with the @HashtagRoundup app for providing the space for us to hang.

See you next Wednesday… til then, let’s keep the WIT in the Twitterer…

love brett “Fish” and No_bob