The World Of Social Networking In Songs (Part 1)

Like it or loathe it, social networking has changed the very paradigm in which we become acquainted with others and interact with them. Facebook is the undisputed flagship of the whole social phenomenon – it has over 500 million users and a movie (directed by no other than Steven Soddeberg) that is premiering in a mater of two months.

Time, then, for a little revision of how it all got started and evolved.This is a collection of songs, spoofs and parodies of the world of social networking. Facebook, MySpace, Twitter… everything is mentioned at some point or the other.

I hope you like this selection, and I also hope that you check back tomorrow for part 2 of this feature.

1– My Mom’s On Facebook

This is my personal favorite. This video was actually featured in MusicKO way back in March. It is a hilarious hair metal song by comedy group Back Of The Class that deals with the nightmare of having your mom befriending you on Facebook.

2– Welcome To YouTube

A wry and clever piano number by Bo Burnham:

3– A Social Network For Two: A Modern Love Song

Time for a sweet interlude, now:

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The Latest YouTube Viral Hit Is Here: “My Mom’s On Facebook”

“My Mom’s On Facebook” is the most recent viral success found on YouTube. In little more than one day it managed to score 145,000 views. Created by LA comedy group Back Of The Class, it is a frankly hilarious hair metal anthem that groups together the horrors every young person who befriends his parents on Facebook has to endure, culminating in the hysterical line “It’s getting to the point I have to switch back to MySpace”.

Check it for yourself: