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!”
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 Life in Media

Website dedicated to the Media Life/Life in Media project of Mark Deuze, Professor of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands).

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