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The Day Twitter Died

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Picture 79

with apologies to Don McLean…

Not so long, long ago…
I can still remember
How those tweets used to make me smile.
And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people retweet
And, maybe, they’d be happy for a while.

But tweetspam made me shiver
With every @message I’d deliver.
Bad news from TechCrunch;
I cant tweet what I’ll eat for lunch.

I can’t remember if I cried
When I read about how Ev’s fortune did slide,
But something touched me deep inside
The day twitter died.

So bye-bye, micro-blogging pie.
Took my status to Facebook,
But its interface makes me cry.
Them good old internet boys weren’t asking why
Singing, “if I cant tweet, I doubt I’ll die.
“this’ll be the day that I wont die.”

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An early 90s builder of the web and blogging Alan Levine barks at on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person.


  1. Brilliant! The whole re-writing of the song lyrics thing is awesome. You and Tom Woodward need to hole up together and write a book or something.

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