If Social Media Venues Had Theme Songs

The world's going increasingly multimedia. Video and web sites have become like Cheez Whiz to cheesesteak...

Online ads have transformed into mini-iMax presentations, only without someone kicking your chair...

And bloggers insist on sharing their favorite tunes as a kind of background Muzak you can't shut off quickly enough, particularly if the boss is coming by, not that that ever happens because we don't ever read these things at work no really...

(ahem)...

All designed to offer a more dynamic, sensory-oriented online experience.

But I've noticed that with all the new goodies social media sites have, they don't yet have their own theme songs--

Until now! Yes, today at Of Cabbages and Kings, I'd like to make a few preliminary suggestions for theme songs to accompany some of today's most popular social media venues.

(You'll note, I went heavy on the classic rock here, because I figured more folks would know the songs.)
  • Twitter- Follow You, Follow Me (Genesis)
  • Facebook- You've Got a Friend (Carol King) or, given the mind-boggling number of farm and stray pet apps, At The Zoo (Simon & Garfunkel)
  • MySpace- Fifteen (Taylor Swift)
  • Qwitter- Ex-Girlfriend, or Don't Speak (No Doubt)
  • Friendfeed- Message in a Bottle (Police)
  • Digg- Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Tears for Fears)
  • StumbleUpon- Can't Find My Way Home (Traffic)
  • Reddit- Don't Come Around Here No More (Tom Petty) or possibly You Know You're Wrong (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy)
  • BlogCatalog- Given how many spammers there send me PMs claiming they've click the ads which I don't have, I'd like to suggest: Money for Nothin' (Dire Straits)
  • YouTube- You Can't Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones)
  • Entrecard- Hello, Goodbye (Beatles)
  • LinkedIn- Take this Job and Shove it (Johnny Paycheck)
Want to make an alternate suggestion? Or want to add another venue I didn't include here? Just give me a shout in the comments below.

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9 comments:

ReformingGeek said...

Some of these sites make me dizzy....my head is spinning...

Jenn Thorson said...

Reforming Geek- Yeah, like a whirlpool, it never ends. :)

screwdestiny said...

I feel tragically unhip. I only know what four of those sites are, and only have accounts at two. I liked the list though.

Jenn Thorson said...

ScrewDestiny- To be honest, you're probably considerably hipper for NOT knowing. :)

JD at I Do Things said...

HA! Might I also suggest "Woke up this Morning" for Facebook (Sopranos theme song for Mafia fans).

They're all perfect, but I laughed out loud at the one for Reddit. So true.

madtexter ☺☺☺☺☺☺ (corey james) said...

Too clever! And very creative. You've got quite the imagination. Can I get in your brain for just 5 minutes, please?

Jenn Thorson said...

JD- How can I possibly deny that suggestion? The song is just TOO CATCHY!

MadTexter- In my brain? Well, I'd have to dust first. And put safety signage all around the windmills. :)

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

You are waaay too creative. And that is a good thing! You crack me up!

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

That was the lamest comment ever but I'm tired out from a looong day!