Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The likes of Facebook

I doubt Paul Simon will read my post but if he did I would suggest he update his lyrics for his “The Sound Of Silence” song. Here’s my suggested update:

Hello Facebook, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a friend softly creeping
Left comments while I was sleeping
And the anger that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the likes of Facebook

In restless dreams I surfed alone
Friends pages on a smartphone
‘Neath the halo of pixel light
I clicked my screen to like my site
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a pop-up ad
That paid for this fad
And touched the revenue of Facebook

And in my Facebook feed I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing crap that many too often share
No one dare
Disturb the likes of Facebook

“Fools” said I, “You do not know
Facebook like a cancer grow
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you”
But my words like silent spam fell
And echoed in the likes of Facebook

And the people bowed and prayed
To the internet god they made
And screens flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the tweet said “The words of the prophets
Are written better on blogs
And youtube vlogs
And wasted in the likes of Facebook”

Do you think I should work on "I Am A Rock" parody? I am a blog. I am an island. Yeah, I thought so.

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