Jen Psaki: ‘Let’s hope the Kremlin will live by the promise of hashtag’

http://twitter.com/#!/irishspy/status/459523091216220161

As Twitchy reported, the State Department engaged in some Twitter diplomacy last month, coining the hashtag #UnitedForUkraine” and tweeting photos of people holding signs, like this:

http://twitter.com/#!/statedeptspox/status/448944053741031424

Apparently the State Department is sticking with its social media approach to the Ukraine crisis, with spokesperson Jen Psaki hoping that the Kremlin and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation will “live by the promise of hashtag.”

http://twitter.com/#!/RightGlockMom/status/459470816548093952
http://twitter.com/#!/RealCrimea/status/459515980000292864

It's almost as though the Russians take Twitter hashtags as seriously as Hillary Clinton's famous “reset button.”

http://twitter.com/#!/irishspy/status/459522702609371137
http://twitter.com/#!/CplSoletrain/status/459523251849285635
http://twitter.com/#!/singlemaltgal/status/459523585103495171
http://twitter.com/#!/RCannon74/status/459523834954383360
http://twitter.com/#!/jfgroves/status/459524285384916994
http://twitter.com/#!/TheINDYpundit/status/459524588532400128
http://twitter.com/#!/Sixball3000/status/459524678542176258
http://twitter.com/#!/ScottLofquist/status/459524920787996673
http://twitter.com/#!/Miss_Wisconsin/status/459525149444694016

Hey Jan, the #1980s called. They want their….

…nevermind.

@statedeptspox @mfa_russia— VACUOUS CIPHER (@THE_DAILY_BLEAT) April 25, 2014

http://twitter.com/#!/irishspy/status/459526000955494400
http://twitter.com/#!/brianbwatkins/status/459526667791122432
http://twitter.com/#!/GaltsGirl/status/459534684368547840
http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/459534490067410944
http://twitter.com/#!/YankInGeorgia/status/459526917532958720
http://twitter.com/#!/rdbrewer4/status/459527399420342273
http://twitter.com/#!/angelaisms/status/459527538599927808
http://twitter.com/#!/joelkimball/status/459528152554151936
http://twitter.com/#!/guypbenson/status/459538315645960192

[Update]

You knew it was coming:

‘#Hashtag for our time’: Merciless mockery of State Department’s impotent hashtag diplomacy [Photoshops]

Related:

Obama admin imposes toughest sanctions against Putin yet: Diplomatic hashtag games

Editor's note: This post has been updated with additional tweets. 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/04/24/jen-psaki-lets-hope-the-kremlin-will-live-by-the-promise-of-hashtag/

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