Why is #FiveWordsToRuinADate trending – including stats

twitter account suspendedPeople are asking Why is #FiveWordsToRuinADate trending – where did it come from.

We were amazed yesterday but it carries on and on as #FiveWordsToRuinADate is now in its second day of trending in a top position.

Where did #FiveWordsToRuinADate start

The popular hashtag came from the Irish radio show Rick O’Shea on 2Fm on Tuesday this week when @rickoshea who does have 42k followers tweeted out – Question for the radio show – how do you ruin a date with 5 words  Go.

Why is #FiveWordsToRuinADate trending

 Rick OShea popped off to bed, after having a bit of fun with it – only to find in the morning that it was number trending topic – globally! lol


Why is #FiveWordsToRuinADate trending

And although it shows here that Rick only got 6 RTs from that tweet and most of those people only have a few followers  – it still took take twitter by storm – I don’t think that even @rte2fm tweeted it out either.  It just grew and grew, lots of brands and influencers soon got on the band wagon, there are some great ones out there …

Edit – (Just spotted) like this classic one from Greys Anatomy  – Tweeted 28 mins ago and now has 1k Retweets


Before that tweet above I wanted to blame Lord Louis Gilbert @lordlouis3 who has 775k followers and has tweeted it out 44 times! – Says the stats

Stats from the hash tag #FiveWordsToRuinADat for the last 24hours

Why is #FiveWordsToRuinADate trending


Still trending today ……


Here are a selection of the clean ones – some are really funny – my favorite is … lets use my selfie stick!

[View the story “Selection #FiveWordsToRuinADate” on Storify]You never know what or why something is going to trend, its just the luck of the draw.

The HugTrain launches its own mobile app to Hug it Forward

The Hug Train Launches its own app This day has been talked about for a long time, its emotional!

At last The HugTrain launches its own mobile app on Android and iOS – well, iOS is waiting to be accepted but I see no reason why it won’t be!

This is a great way that we can use technology to boost our well being and happiness and to connect with people –  Its just amazing to me that The HugTrain can help people all year round now.


What is HugTrain

If you know me, you know I’ve been a little involved with The HugTrain – (see Who needs a hug)  since I met founder Arie Moyal and have tried to help out, as there are many things that need to be done before Arie even gets on the train, this year HugTrain was acquired, which has given Arie the extra help that he has needed at last.

The HugTrain is now in its sixth year – every year for six years Arie has been travelling around Canada and America giving hugs.  We all know what a stress the holidays can be and some people do not have that support system around them and need to know there are people that care. HugTrain gives people the message of love, through hugging, real touch , which we don’t get on social media where people tend to go for help and engagement when they feel isolated. Hug Train tries to break down this social isolation.

Its been said that  “We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.”  There are all kinds of scientific facts for this which is why Arie has made “Hug it Forward” – or “Free Hugs” his mission every year for 6 years.

What is important is the work that Arie Moyal and The Hug Train are doing, to not only help people, raise money and awareness for mental health but that its not only once a year now, that finally The HugTrain launches its own mobile app on Android and iOS very soon.

Now you can get your hugs via your app – at first the app was used to see when the HugTrain was coming to a town near you but now you can use it to let people know that you are available for hugs and to ask for hugs, hopefully we can build up a secure network of people that can support each other in difficult times, without fear of being a burden on others or being afraid to ask for help.

The HugTrain launches its own mobile app

The HugTrain launches its own mobile app

Based on hugtrain.org’s free hugs movement, HugTrain is an app that connects you with friends and neighbors that are nearby in order to exchange a hug.

The app allows the user to activate a 1-hour “HugTrain” which lets people nearby know that the user is readily available to give or get a hug! Users interact through the app by messaging each other.

Studies show that we require 8 hugs a day to attain complete emotional wellness. HugTrain’s mission is to offer a different perspective on the world by facilitating the exchange of hugs and mental health support using technology.

Hug it forward!

Learn more on http://www.hugtrain.org

This year also see a documentary being made about HugTrain – which is available in March 2015 – hopefully you can watch the trailer here.

Get your Android Hug Train App – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.hugtrain.hugtrain

 Requires Android
2.3.3 and up
We will put the link to the iOS version as soon as its accepted.