Being legitimately depressed is big business on the internet. Almost as big as pretending you're depressed to get attention on the internet. No matter which of those two camps you belong to, @hopeless is the "Woe is me" Twitter account you've sought for the entirety of your miserable life.
What is it? Glad you asked, you mopey son of a b***h! Basically, @hopeless is like a factory that produces nothing but an endless stream of depressing words. There's no face. There's no identifiable personality at all. It's just a bot that tweets sad things for sad people. So, it should go without saying that the account has a massive following.
As of right now, more than 160,000 people hang on every word tweeted by this misery machine, which follows precisely two accounts back in return. One of them is called @sosadtoday, an account that's nearly identical to @hopeless, except it's run by an actual person with a book deal and a bitchin' Illuminati-esque avatar.
Big Brother is watching you bum everyone right the f**k out.
Correction: They did follow @sosadtoday, as recently as a few days ago when we talked about all this on the podcast. Apparently, that has changed now. @hopeless doesn't follow @sosadtoday anymore. I sincerely hope it wasn't something I said, but just in case, here's a tweet to express how this change makes me feel.