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16 August 2011 @ 04:24 pm
Social media limerick prompt  

Cross-posted from lj_scribe (I hope... it hasn't shown up yet).  The prompt was to devise a limerick on the subject of social media.

And That's Why I'm Going Outside, Now

Livejournal's my place for recording
All the words and ideas I've been hoarding.
But there's only so much
Essays, fiction, and such
'Til the effort is less than rewarding...

WordPress and Dreamwidth also host
What the blogosphere so loves to post
Like the usenet of old,
They favor the bold
Who have backups when LJ is toast.

As for others, well, MySpace is neat
... if obnoxious (and now obsolete).
Tumblr holds our reactions
To fandoms and factions
But for quips and snips?  Just use a Tweet.

Facebook struggles to manage it all
In a hideous, top-heavy ball
Of status and pics,
Likes, comments, and cliques,
And poking, and Farmville, et.al.

And now that Google+ is appearing
The apocalypse surely is nearing,
When my friends ask to 'talk'
I'll refuse with the squawk:

"Livejournal has stolen my brain!
Facebook covers all my mundane!
Twitter robs me of blurts!
Google does my alerts!

Thus by my connections beset
I'd collapse with an #iamupset
RIP what was 'me':
If you need me, I'll be
Shreds and nuggets, all over the 'net.
asakiyume: good timeasakiyume on August 16th, 2011 09:27 pm (UTC)
It is over at LJ scribe now, and I don't imagine anything can top it--I loved it!
Petermaverick_weirdo on August 16th, 2011 09:28 pm (UTC)
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where have my words been?bheansidhe on August 17th, 2011 12:06 pm (UTC)
BRAVA! Should be metaquoted.
drinking rum and writing some: zq thumbs up giftherumjournals on August 17th, 2011 12:30 pm (UTC)
that is pretty impressive! and insightful, too. good work!
J.D.arasirsul on August 20th, 2011 02:58 pm (UTC)
This right here is why I need to read livejournal more often.