I wandered lonely through the crowd
And lurked behind the twitt’ring birds;
Their clever tweets and nimble words.
But, to my shame, I ne’er allowed
Myself to join that bustling horde.
But fled to Facebook, where dwelt my friends
Away from hashtags, RTs, Trends.
And sang out loud, with joyous chords,
Of photos and of frivolous apps.
Till one day somehow I returned
To Twitter, where I slowly learned
To leave behind those real-time chats.
For far more lies in such small measures
Than at first appears to untrained eyes.
From links posted by those more wise
To marv’llous tips and witty treasures.
I find new blogs I must peruse,
And #followfridays, that weekly curse!
Choosing who to commend to the Twitterverse.
And catching up on daily news.
But the highlights of my time spent tweeting
Are cosy chats with new Twit friends,
The comfort, support, when I’m round the bend,
The jokes shared at each virtual meeting.
Alas! Poor Facebook lags behind
Its Farmville follies and ‘Friend of the Day’
Are all too sadly leagues away.
And time spent there grows less, I find.
Though one day I may once again roam
Now I’ll nest in my Twitter home.