The only thing stirring was the click of a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that social media St. Nick soon would be there;
The children and adults were nestled in beds,
While visions of Facebook danced in their heads;
Would mentions of iPad on Twitter be met
With stockings stuffed with tablets once hard to get?
Would discussions of smartphones for using Linkedin,
Bring gifts of devices with keyboards, but thin?
Would plus-oneing that post about the spirit of Christmas
Help earn us the gifts we circled on Google+?
Would favoriting a YouTube video about Christmas afar
Help to deliver that coveted DVR?
No, it seems good old Santa may be unaware
Of our postings to networks both here and there
What his spirit seems to say about material needs:
Christmas is not about you, but about your real deeds
So as you sit with loved ones perhaps by a fire
Consider again your real social media desire
Is it followers, friends, business leads or even money?
Or is it helping others, giving often … even being funny?
You see giving is easy on social networks – they’re free
You really have no excuse not to give … times three
Next time you sit down to network or share
Tweet, share, like – but make sure that you care
Because the true Christmas miracle is giving not getting
Be sure to give more than you get in a social setting
Spreading goodwill in deed both big and small
Will help spread the spirit of social Christmas to all
Merry Christmas and goodwill to all!