Just another brick in Facebook’s Wall

By {grow} community member Bill Strawderman

As Mark Schaefer reminds us, the “majestic random synergy” of the social web takes hard work, creating, connecting, engaging and genuinely serving others with a growth mindset.

Sometimes our quest for making meaningful connections strays to the dark side of the swoon. Yes, attention-craving. We overplay “The Wall”.

I couldn’t think of a better way to center ourselves back to the Tao formula – so I composed a mock-opera and remixed the haunting lyrics of Pink Floyd’s classic: Hey You.

Dim the lights. Lay down next to the speaker. Play the remix.
Take some time to just enjoy The Wall.

Hey You. The Social Wall Remix
Hey you! In the Twittersphere
With a browser as your ear, can you hear me?
Hey you! I posted to Facebook
But no one ever looks, can you hear me?
Hey you! Don’t’ skip me in your timeline.
Aren’t you a “friend”?  Send me a sign.

Hey you! I feel that no one’s there.
Give me a little share, it would touch me.
Hey you! Growing up your Klout,
Why don’t you point me out, it would touch me.
Hey you! Can I borrow a bit of your fame?
Press like or share, I’m not so lame.

Will you fulfill my fantasy?
I’ll follow your lead, just wait and see.
No matter what you ask, I will pay the fee.
With your Kred, it won’t be a strain.

Hey you! On my Pinterest Board
where pictures get ignored, can you help me?
Hey you! When I snap my Instagram,
nobody gives a damn, can you help me?
Hey you! Don’t tell there’s no hope at all.
Just like, tweet and pin, or share from my wall.

(fade) from my wall, my wall, my wall…

bill strawdermanBill Strawderman is a hobbyist writer and poet who leads B2B Digital Marketing and Social Media at AT&T.  You can discover more of Bill’s creative writing on The Marketing Bard , including a remix of Kodachrome and Shout.  You can also connect with Bill on Twitter @marketingbard.

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