Ode To Social Media 2012 by Gaye Crispin

“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams, wandering by lone sea-breakers, and sitting by desolate streams..”

Ode’ by Arthur O’Shaughnessy, 1874.

Ode To Social Media

(To be read with a strong Australian drawl.)

This Social Media, I really must ask,

Are you in with both feet, or hoping it’s a fad that’ll pass?

Strong business demands that its leader be bold,

With an agile mind … that makes impossibilities unfold.

So are you on  Twitter? It’s fun and it’s free.

Facebook and Google+ ?  There’s no more, “To be or not to be?!”

LinkedIn hosts your perfect résumé.

While Instagram , Flickr  or Tumblr share your pic of the day.

YouTube gives the latest in both news and song,

And BlogTalk Radio keeps you company all the day long.

Your connect.me  Xeeme EAv and Klout

Are designed to let you know your own whereabouts.

Hansel and Gretel would find their way home quite safely today,

With TomTom , NAVMAN or Foursquare holding their hands all the way.

Big thanks to Matt Mullenweg of WordPress fame,

Who’s made Gutenberg and Caxton rock and roll in their graves.

WordPress is so green, its almost sea-blue,

Because no trees are hurt when sharing news or blogs with you.

Wikipedia‘s for info and people who love to learn.

Then there’s eBay  for the people who are looking  to earn.

You can use G+, Skype or VCalls  to chat  with your friends,

And because it’s free it doesn’t matter if your chatting never ends.

Large or small platforms….  whatever you require.

Private clubs or niche communities serving every desire.

It’s all here online….  and you don’t have to pay,

So I’m really quite flummoxed as to why any business would stay away!


Because Hide-&-Seek’s a game only non-liners* play,

Falsely believing this online craze is a fad that’ll soon fade away.

Crush It  or crash it.  Disengage or Engage.

End Of Business as Usual! … Hell! It’s Social Media age!

Life is change – change is life…. old, make way for new!

Just one question….very simple… “Where online can I find you ?”

By Gaye Crispin

Ode To Social Media 2012 

*non-liners is a word I made up for businesses that aren’t online…yet.


Hi, I’m Gaye Crispin, a fair-trade chocolate-loving, coffee-drinking, blog-loving, fruit & veg loving, life-loving, enthusiastic,  business strategist, business owner and social media student.

I have a passion to help women entrepreneurs help other women entrepreneurs around globe. I also love reading books and meeting people. I love anything to do with looking after the planet, preserving wilderness and natural habitats, and helping spread the word about the importance of supporting our organic farms.

I am also very interested in supporting  aquaponics research and projects,  as I see them as a viable and sustainable food production system, especially for countries where energy costs and water shortages are a serious consideration.

I believe fresh water preservation and conservation to be a serious concern that demands more attention, and is an important conversation we need to open up with our children, and for and on behalf of our children.

SM Superfood Reading 🙂

Engage: The Complete Guide for Brands and Businesses to Build, Cultivate, and Measure Success in the New Web

The End of Business as Usual: Rewire the way you work to succeed in the consumer revolution


22 Comments on “Ode To Social Media 2012 by Gaye Crispin”

  1. Tom Laing says:

    Go Gaye – love it!!!

  2. ransae says:

    What you write is Creative and very informative plus useful, as always…..Thanks Gaye, for sharing this wonderful article!

    • Gaye Crispin says:

      Hi Ramesh, thank you so much. I am glad you enjoyed it. We are on an interesting journey in this new social media world, aren’t we my friend? Thank you again for your support 🙂

  3. ransae says:

    Reblogged this on Ransae's Blog.

  4. Great fun! But you know what I’m going to say, don’t you. Why is there no youtube version of you reading it, particularly as you say it has to be read in an Australian accent. Go on… 😉

  5. Saty Smith says:

    Truly Awesome 🙂

  6. michaelqtodd says:

    Very cool and ultra creative. Love it Gaye

  7. camountain says:

    That was pretty cool Gaye, now you just need to make a video where you rap it. Grand Master Gaye!

  8. detart says:

    Gaye, that’s a really great way to tell about all the networks and all the sharing….. LOVE IT

  9. bob warren says:

    Super Rock and Roll Thursday, Have a Great One!

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