Generation Disruption


FOMO or “fear of missing out”,

Is the new form of social anxiety.

Cruising the Social Media highway,

With our compulsive cell checking.


Am I liked, have I new followers?

We constantly check our status.

Our need for frequent reassurance,

This irrational tapping obsession.


Engaged in our connected digital era,

In reality we miss out on the present.

Hooked up to multiple screens,

We drown in this immersive experience.


In this tangled web of technology,

There really is no social balance.

This is the future imperfect,

Feeling anxious, irritated & inadequate.


We navigate the crowded digital freeway,

Embracing layers of social networks.

Earning social capital with digital assets,

Improving our social media ranking.


We just can’t be alone anymore,

In this always connected world.

Intense engagement and connection,

Blending social stalking with peer reviews.


Checking our cells while driving,

An insatiable need for digital connection,

More important than our own lives,

Introspection impossible by  rapid response.

We are Generation Disruption.

SPOOKY……Could we be travelling on Route 666?


Could we be travelling on Route 666?

Enter the digital marketplace,

Hyperlinked retail in space,

No need for bricks or mortar,

Always on and always open.


Fuelled by emerging technology,

Connecting buyers with sellers,

Trading down digital corridors,

Earth shrinks to small world.


Affiliated shop front windows,

Curating products on multiple sites,

Consumers advocate merchandise,

The digital shopper so switched on.


Browsing tablets in their hands,

Thumbs navigate their digital journey,

Minds occupied with connections,

Lined to a mobile support system.


Search algorithms seek keywords,

Hunters never click past first page,

Screening price and benefit,

What’s your story, what’s your price?


Consumerism now community based,

Blogging and sharing information,

Remarketing social content for free,

A new self-centred “me” engagement.


Addictive trips on crowded highways,

Constantly hell-riding the social web,

Digital lifestyles create beastly chaos,

Could we be travelling on Route 666?

© Maz Tracey 2013