7:34 AM

To Tweet or Not To Tweet - If Shakespeare Were Alive Today

Just for fun - if Shakespeare were alive today.
Forgive the iambic pentameter transgressions; I did try to stay true to original. Enjoy.

To Tweet, or not to Tweet.

That is the question:
Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of Twitter/Tweet fortune,
Or take arms against the sea of Facebook’rs
And by unfriending end them? To blog: to tweet:
No more; and by a tweet to say we end
The heartache and the thousand retweet forwards
That Tweetdeck propogates; ‘tis a consummation
Devoutly to blog each week;  To blog, to Tweet;
To Tweet; perchance Slideshare: ay, there’s the rub;
For in that Slide of Shares what Tweets may come
When we have Slideshare’d, this Twitter coil,
Must give us pause; there’s Tweetmeme
That makes calamity of so many Tweets;
For who would read the blogs and tweets of time
The Facebook status, the proud man’s contumely,
The pangs of ‘Is Single’,  status updates,
The embarrassment of social break-ups,
That Single status of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With no Zuckerberg? Who would  ZB bear,
To grunt and sweat under a billion life (worth),
But that he dread of Social after death,
The undiscover’d blog draft from whose bourn
No followers, retweets;  puzzle the will
And makes us rather bear those Tweets we have
Than blog to others that we know not of?
Thus Social Networks make cowards of us all;
And thus the Facebook hue of networking
Is socializing with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprises of great brand and earnings
With this regard their websites turn awry, and fail to engage with social. – Soft you now!
The fair Tweet, Facebook, Blog, in thy social cloud,
Be all my sins remember’d


Jen | Online Postcard Designer said...

This is exactly why I leave the tweeting and Facebooking to the evangelists and focus on the blogging. I won't presume to speak for anybody but myself, but Social Networks can make quite a coward of me after a certain period of immersion time. In any case, kudos to this witty tribute to social networks and Hamlet!