with the Olympics on at the time of writing this, it was easy to predict what stories and hashtags would be trending. after defeating Lithuania in the quarter finals of the men’s basketball at Rio, some popular hashtags included #PattyMills #Boomers #OneTeam and #FreeChisGoulding. Its easy to see why these hashtags have risen to the top, with Australia assuming team sports such as water polo and hockey being a sure thing for Australia to win medals in, rather than falling out at the qualifying stages, Australia has rallied behind the last team standing.
You can see examples of tweets and hashtags being used by the ABC as well as Fox Sports.
Along with this, popular satire website The Betoota Advocate has also written articles about the #boomers. with satire and parody being something that is only relevant in the moment, having a satire article featuring the boomers shows how much they are trending.