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Quotations about Social Media
and Social Technology

Welcome to my page of quotations about social media and social technology. Interwebs 2.0. It's so wonderful, and so terrible.  —ღ Terri

The Internet is just a world passing around notes in a classroom. ~Jon Stewart

Laying in bed this morning contemplating how amazing it would be if somehow Oscar Wilde and Mae West could twitter from the grave. ~Dita Von Teese, @DitaVonTeese, tweet, 2009

I believe that social media's greatest gift is in providing every person the forum to be themselves, speak their heart and soul. ~Jeb Dickerson, @JebDickerson, tweet, 2009

Every bit of software wants you to be "social." What ever happened to being grumpy and alone in your writer's fugue? ~Doug Green, @douggreen, tweet, 2009

The only social networking I did this weekend was with my family. I actually let the battery on my laptop completely die. ~Betsy Cañas Garmon, @wildthyme, tweet, 2009,

A blogger is constantly looking over his shoulder, for fear that he is not being followed. ~Robert Brault,

If a tree falls in a forest and no one turns it into a TikTok dance or Boomerang or puts bunny ears on it does it make a sound? ~Shaun Allan, @singularityspoint, Instagram post, 2020 May 25th,

I've been scanning some negatives from the 80's. It's like a retro #Instagram. ~Andy Lee, 2012

#undernocircumstances shud sum1 feel its ok 2 tlk lik this. You have 140 characters. Use them and stop typing like you're illiterate. ~@Lord_Voldemort7, tweet, 2010

Twitter is just a multiplayer notepad. ~Ben Maddox, @benwmaddox, tweet, 2008

Twitter as a personalized graffiti wall; pithy aphorisms simmer in the subconscious, bubble up in a new blaze of dayglow calligraphy. ~David J. Beard (1947–2016), @Raqhun, tweet, 2007

Sometimes I imagine a get-together where I introduce my family to my blogger friends and my blogger friends introduce my family to me. ~Robert Brault,

Let's get one thing clear: I'm not gonna explain my tweets. The whole point of Twitter is that there's too few characters to explain stuff. ~Corey Mohler, @existentialcoms, tweet, 2015

A 140 space buffer
I fear isn't even enough for
a couple of lines
of the jingle-ing kind
and a lim'rick'll never be stuffed there.
~David J. Beard (1947–2016), @Raqhun, tweet, 2008

That athlete's foot video went fungal. I mean, viral. ~S. A. Sachs

I'm a woofer, not a tweeter; a writer, not a telegrapher; an essayist, not an aphorist. ~Richard E. Turner (1937–2011), The Grammar Curmudgeon, a.k.a. "The Mudge," @Grammarmudge, tweet, 2009

A bird's song is beautiful, but if it never stops you feel like shooting it. ~Laura Ainsley, @ThinkEvenBigger, tweet, 2011, on over-zealous tweeting

Anyone remember analogue Twitter? It used to cost me a small fortune in stamps. ~Andy Lee, 2012

The age of technology has both revived the use of writing and provided ever more reasons for its spiritual solace. E-mails are letters, after all, more lasting than phone calls, even if many of them r 2 cursory 4 u. ~Anna Quindlen, 2007

One thing social networking has made possible is the application of mob psychology without having to assemble a mob. ~Robert Brault,

Texting with my mom.
I don't think that emoji means
What she thinks it does.
~Kate Miller-Wilson, "Texting With Mom," 20 Funny Haiku Poems,, 2020  [senryu —tg]

I don't think that memes what you think it memes. ~Internet meme

Using Twitter like a dandelion uses the wind... Spreading messages, not exactly knowing where they might go, some taking roots and blossoming, some making a adventurous journey through the air but not falling on fertile ground. So what? A process of beauty and joy. ~Detlef Cordes, @detlef_c, tweet, 2009

A blog is a message in a bottle, both in purpose and likely readership. ~Robert Brault,

A blogger is an average person who happens to have a need to count his friends every half hour. ~Robert Brault,

Blogs seem to have two magnetic poles, one attracting friends, the other repulsing relatives. ~Robert Brault,

Now, I am an optimist by nature, but I'm beginning to think we are screwed as a species. Social media is gonna be our meteor. ~The Resident, "Viral," 2022, written by Tianna Majumdar-Langham, Chris Bessounian, Mika Frank, and Michael Billington  [S5, E13, Dr A J Austin]

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