Facebook – A Dramatic Reading [Video]
Perhaps you have seen the viral Facebook post that describes an encounter between a young man and a young woman. The post involves out of wedlock pregnancy, pop-tarts, low blood sugar and a tragic death.
The style in which this post is written is what I would call “modern textobonics” a combination of slang street language written with telephone text shorthand.
If you take the Facebook post and read it in its literal form you get this wonderful masterpiece of sound.To me it’s as if Shakespeare had a touch screen smart phone instead of a pen. The actual words appear on the screen so you can follow along with what the actor is delivering. It’s truly a sad story in oh so many ways.