analysis of an internet persona

(This is my generalized take on Gen-Z online activism)

To the times I was sure,
I would speak,
speak speak speak
defeat deceit
critique the elite
tweet then repeat
eliminate newspeak
I’ve got a stampede now,
fuck capitalism
we’re taking down Wallstreet!

words are power
3000 likes per hour
validation, I devour
speak up, coward
louder, louder, louder!

double tap, heartbeat
never close your screen on a downbeat
stunting better than an athlete
When all turns bleak,
use your voice and speak, speak, speak!

hold on,
“you can’t say that!”
proofread…
delete
delete delete delete
I’m growing feathers and a beak
everything seemed so sweet
followers deplete
I need to turn off my phone and go to sleep

reboot, publically apologize
I’m sorry I was hypnotized
I really do sympathize
I recognize
my integrity has been compromised
shit shit improvise

I’ve made an error
I’ll do better
pull myself together
act more clever

now I’m sure,
understand internet culture
I’ve re-established my stature
time for another grand gesture



By: Ghaliah Tahboub



Published by deuzemedialife

Mediastudies, University of Amsterdam

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