Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Rewritten for the networked world

Was listening to Iggy & The Stooges Search & Destroy in the car on the way to work this morning.

I thought, if Iggy rewrote that today, having hung in a few social networks, done a bit of blogging and built himself a widget, he'd probably call it:

"Friend-recommend & Grow".

Heh heh.

So, over to you. What songs, book titles, films etc should be retitled for the networked world?


  1. The Velvet Underground's 'I'm Waiting for my Man' could be retitled 'I'm not waiting for my man because he just twittered that he's been held up in Harlem as the dude with the gear is streaming live now from Union square where there a massive rickmob that's shut down the subway'

  2. LOL! Knew you wouldn't be able to resist. Hope to see you tomorrow.

  3. Five Minutes

    (with apologies to David Bowie)

    Pushing through the media square
    So many bloggers sighing
    Newsfeed had just come over
    We had five minutes left to post in

    Techmeme guy wept and told us
    Web was really dying
    Cried so much his keyboard was wet
    Then I knew he was not lying

    I heard Pandora,, favourite Blips
    Saw boys, toys, laptops and iPods
    My brain hurt like a data warehouse
    It had no room to spare
    I had to cram so many things to store
    Everything in there

    And all the Technorati people
    And all the Techcrunch people
    And all the blogosphere people
    And all the Disqus people
    I never thought I'd need so many people

    Arrington went off his thread
    Hit some tiny startups
    If Scoble hadn't a-pulled him off
    I think he would have killed them

    A fanboy with a broken arm
    Fixed his stare to the screen of a iPhone
    A blogger knelt and kissed the feet of a priest
    And Steve Jobs threw up at the sight of that

    I think I saw you in an cyber parlour
    Drinking milkshack shakes cold and long
    Twittering and twittering and looking so fine
    Don't think you knew you were in this post

    And it was cold and it rained
    So I felt like a friendfeed
    And I thought of Wordpress
    and I wanted to get back there

    Your template, your font, your widgets you know
    I kiss you, you're beautiful, I want you for show

    We got five minutes, stuck on my blog
    We got five minutes, what a surprise
    We got five minutes, my brain hurts a lot
    We got five minutes, that's all we've got


The rate of change is so rapid it's difficult for one person to keep up to speed. Let's pool our thoughts, share our reactions and, who knows, even reach some shared conclusions worth arriving at?