Important Historical Archive to preserve #songprequels

So, Twitter is going to be archived by the Library of Congress in the US.

Just a few examples of important tweets in the past few years include the first-ever tweet from Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey (http://twitter.com/jack/status/20), President Obama’s tweet about winning the 2008 election (http://twitter.com/barackobama/status/992176676), and a set of two tweets from a photojournalist who was arrested in Egypt and then freed because of a series of events set into motion by his use of Twitter (http://twitter.com/jamesbuck/status/786571964) and (http://twitter.com/jamesbuck/status/787167620).

Well, that’s four tweets. But the other millions are just as important. Take the amusing #songprequels series this morning. For example:

  • From Jonathan Green: “How Do I Get Over This Troubled Water?”, “God Save The King” and “Subtle Breakdown of Authority in the UK”
  • From Mikey Mileos: “Let’s make these beds out of cheap insulation, it’ll be fine”, and “Hey Eileen, we’ve got dinner reservations at 7”.

There are many more, including mine (“Resentment on the Dancefloor”, “The Penultimate Countdown”, and ” ’34 Bonnie and Clyde”) on the #songprequels feed. Some people get it; some just change the time in a song title to something earlier. But there’s plenty to laugh at.

That’s what twitter’s about. People being witty. People belabouring a joke until it’s completely and utterly dead. And it couldn’t be more fun.

Please feel free to put your favourite #songprequels (either your own or ones you’ve seen) in the comments. For posterity.

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2 responses to “Important Historical Archive to preserve #songprequels

  1. god help us if twitter is the new tape recorder of history

    mlutherking:”I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its cre”
    rpharma2:”Cheap medications!!1 visit tinyurl for more bestest deals!!”

  2. Splatterbottom

    Being Friends Will Tear Us Apart
    Little Bit Of Rosie
    I Kissed A Dog
    Plonker Face
    I Wanna Be A Door
    Hallway To Heaven
    November Drizzle
    Tingle Ladies, (Put Your Bling On It)
    Little Lyin’ Man
    Personal John The Baptist
    Rock Oyster
    When Doves Sniffle
    Koala Gone To Heaven
    Fight For Your Right To Chill Out
    Lose Somebody
    Viva La Vodka
    Sox On Fire

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