PhD on "Facebook - The Real and Unreal"
For years I’ve been studying for my PhD
The topic: “ Facebook - The Real and Unreal”
I learned many things which I shall proceed to reveal
Some interesting revelations which will hopefully appeal
Firstly I must mention
The power behind the profile picture
That ideal view of our personal image
So easily manipulated to make us look richer
Then of course we update our "Status" daily
Those thought provoking messages which disclose our anxiety
And make friends think we’re clever or immature maybe
Or perhaps serve to keep our popularity from all but fading
Of course to offer some provocation
We hit “Poke” occasionally to liven the situation:-
“Hey, I’m thinking of you friend - just saying”
I believe it’s a cyberspace good ol’ fashion waving
Now I have a theory about the “Like” facility
Is that our way of acknowledging our friends ability
To choose a You Tube worth listening to
And hopefully have an element of surprise to boot?
What about all those clever photos of pets we see?
The ones about dogs are my favourite indeed
I adore canines so I favour them the most
And so it goes that I love any doggy post
Have you seen a John Doe who has fallen in love?
He is quick to post photos of himself from the past
When his body was toned and he sported dark hair
He begins to feel virile when he finds a lady who cares
As for Jane Doe the flirty femme fatale
She attracts many men from every Continent or Isle
There is no shortage of her kind who would stir the love pot
To each man caught in her web, she gives a personal time slot
Yes love and romance do abound
In this new global community I’ve found
Emotions are alive and wildly saturated
It’s all so easy when you’re cyber-infatuated
But alas, there can be some genuine affinity
People do hit it off with instant compatibility
Definitely Dylan Freaks just have an understanding
Between fans of the Master there is instant camaraderie
I will end my thesis with the most intriguing utility
The “Block” button available to all who lack sensitivity
If you don’t like what Mr Facebook Friend said in the chat box
You can make him simply disappear just as fast as a fox
Why has Facebook become the lifeline of many?
It’s because you can socialize without it costing a penny
You can sit in your humble room late at night in your pyjamas
And you can chat online with someone from the sunny Bahamas
Facebook friends are very special indeed
You can converse at all hours if you’re in need
There’s always someone there to fill the lonely gaps
Who’s not prejudiced about your status or circumstance
© Copyright Maria D'Alessandro 2012. All Rights Reserved.
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