Saturday, October 10, 2015

Satya Pattnaik writes


Dear Facebook

You asked what is on your mind?
But I can’t reveal
What exactly is on my mind
Almost all do the same
Play the game on your page
Enjoy the darkest hours and private corner
Cruelty the mind cooks
With dirty stuffs of thought
Woven conspiracies occupy the space
Spongy and pungent
Like rusted nails of abandoned bags
Nouns and pronouns all have
The same strategic stance
Devour all the probity
Distorting sensation, subtle warmth of love
Killing all the words of value
Sights and perception
Turning heart into stone
Mind sheds tears overwhelmingly
When humanity dies with its scripts
Of farcical theater
Desolate colours
It collects for the business of emotional trade
Empowerment of blackmail
Mind truly now a wild forest
Where predators move to eat
The brain cells fill with words of bliss

Dear Facebook

You asked what is on your mind?
Pages of lies dim and dark
Roll over every day
Killing holy stars beneath the sky
But a soul
speaks to mind every moment
In a strong voice
Come on speak aloud
What is on your mind?
Surge ahead with subtle love tides
Kiss the gentle human paradise
Like a morning breeze blows
Bend your mind and meet the heart
Go with rupture share your delights
Resolutely answer to the Facebook
Yes, this is on my mind.

1 comment:

  1. Facebook is an online social networking service launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg and fellow students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. Its name comes from a colloquialism for the directory given to it by American universities' students. Facebook, Inc. held its initial public offering in February 2012 and began selling stock to the public three months later, reaching an original peak market capitalization of $104 billion. On July 13, 2015, it became the fastest company in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to reach a market cap of $250 billion. Facebook had over 1.18 billion monthly active users as of August 2015.

    Zuckerberg wrote a program called Facemash while attending Harvard University as a sophomore, with photos compiled from the online facebooks of nine fraternity/sorority houses, placing two next to each other at a time and asking users to choose the 'hotter' person. To accomplish this he hacked into Harvard's computer network and copied private dormitory ID images. The school did not yet have a student facebook, although itsFreshman Yearbook was colloquially referred to as the "Freshman Facebook. and individual houses had been issuing their own paper facebooks since the mid-1980s. Facemash attracted 450 visitors and 22,000 photo-views in its first four hours online.The site was quickly forwarded to several campus group list-servers, but was shut down a few days later by the Harvard administration and for awhile Zuckerberg faced expulsion. Later that semester he later expanded on this initial project by creating a social study tool ahead of an art history final exam, uploading 500 Augustan images to a website, each of which featured a corresponding comments section; he shared the site with his classmates, and people started sharing notes. The following semester he began writing code for a new website and on February 4, 2004, launched "Thefacebook."
    (Six days later three Harvard seniors accused him of intentionally misleading them into believing he would help them build a social network but instead their ideas to build a competing product. They later filed a lawsuit against Zuckerberg, which was settled in 2008 for 1.2 million shares, worth $300 million at Facebook's IPO.) After Saverin, Moskovitz, McCollum, and Hughes joined Zuckerberg to help promote the website, Facebook expanded from Harvard to other universities; in mid-2004, entrepreneur Sean Parker (who had cofounded the file-sharing computer service Napster and served as the first president of the social networking and also cofounded Plaxo, Causes, and Airtime) became the company's president, and the firm received its first investment, from PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. In 2005, the company dropped "the" from its name, after purchasing the domain name for US$200,000.


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