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Today’s Web Laureate Insight to last Monday’s poem…

Buzz: Control-Release

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the chatter keeps coming from new and newer apps for socializing. recently, google released a product called buzz, with much excitement and controversy and most of all, a lot more friend to friend to person somewhere chattering

the structure of the poem inspired by one of my most frequent of muses (john keats) in iambic pentameter was so formed; designed to capture a sense of speed of change in apps, in google buzz, and online socializing in general

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but for the buzz-quality, buzz-worthiness of the structure i sought to create both a sense of speed with just a touch of the awkwardness that this controversy, heavily within the realms of privacy and consumer security, has centered around. the awkwardness – the chaos within – conveyed through the juxtaposition of similar sounds prior to expected rhymes, e.g. security & privacy, restored & floor

the links to the many sides and google-unexpected buzz generated by the release of the google buzz … as well as to the many now connected facets of this growing communications hub

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from top, from high, was it released to all;
of charm it borrowed full from that, the place,
the home of idle thoughts, and more, from call
of voice to business things – them typed, embraced.

as one who leaps before the eyes have spied
the way, so too gmail’s rocket sounded.

this faint persistent rumble heard by wide…
of all, to all, of mistakes abounded.

the word, the words were many ways, but most
they focused upon lax security,
so called was it, privacy, from the host…
of reckless, of not quite maturity.

so too, abandon features, many more –
found people asked for what was found amiss,
from simple filter things, the restored floor
of noise, and grasp regained control of this.

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Reminder: insights and solutions to mysteries within will be posted next week. in the meantime, I would love to know your thoughts and what meaning, puzzle, riddle, hidden or otherwise you are able to glean from this piece

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