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Quotations about Social Media
& 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

On Twitter we get excited if someone follows us. In real life we get really scared and run away. ~Internet meme

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,

YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook, are merging. The new program will be called YouTwitFace. ~Author unknown

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

It's so strange to think that before Facebook all this nonsense just stayed in people's heads. ~Internet meme

#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

Don't worry, I know what I'm doing — I saw this on Pinterest. ~Internet meme

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

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

You look beautiful today. Is that a new Instagram filter you're wearing? ~Internet meme

This looked easier on YouTube. ~Internet meme

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

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

Instead of organizing and cleaning my house, I pin ideas on how to organize and clean my house. The irony is not lost on me. ~Author unknown

Dear YouTube:  I think it's pretty safe to assume that we all want to 'Skip This Ad.' ~Internet meme

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

I think I'll buy a selfie stick so whenever I see someone taking a selfie I can hit them with it. ~Internet meme

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

I love Pinterest. It's electronic hoarding without the clutter. ~Internet meme, c. 2013

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,

There is no greater adventure than a magical journey through last night's drunk texts. ~Internet meme

Facebook is now hiring. No need to apply, we already have all your details. ~Internet meme

You're only as old as your most recent selfie looks. ~Internet meme

What's this LinkedIn? Is that like Facebook for old people? ~Internet meme

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  [or, senryu —tg]

Warning: the internet may contain traces of nuts. ~Author unknown

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,

May your life someday be as awesome as you pretend it is on Instagram. ~Internet blessing

Happy National Selfie Day to someone whose face I've seen more than my own. ~Internet meme

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 AJ Austin]

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