The World Of Social Networking In Songs (Part 1)

by Emilio Pérez Miguel on August 22, 2010

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:

4– Entrepreneur State Of Mind

A spoof rap dealing with the kind of men who have built sites like Facebook and MySpace from the ground up.

5– I Follow You

I have chosen this Internet song as the farewell shot for today. We all have a friend on the other side of the world that we keep in contact with via a social network. “I Follow You” touches on that with just the right amount of humor and bitterness.

Click here for Part 2 of this feature.

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