Interaction’s what a blog’s about!
Who posts exclusively
For output? Nowadays,
You go for input too, since it tells you
How many views you’ve had. Marshal
McLuhan got it right
About the tv era, way back when
We were all amputated from the eyes down,
But things have altered, haven’t they?
Click if you agree, we all dig the response.
More actively, you choose now
What you follow. Aren’t you more engaged
Than when there was just
That blob of a silent majority sitting there
Chewing its cud? Lots of us
Are as glued to the screen
As we ever used to be
When couch potatoes. But
Now we get to post, like or delete:
This makes for lots of sharp
Little splinter groups and so on,
But it’s more difficult to get one
Unified movement together,
Unless it’s like Daesh and remorselessly
Spectacular, guns and slaves and shit.
Thrilling however to actually get
To finger your media, fiddle with it.
You can make it take you over! And it fiddles back.