What is it about one pale ale too many, a nasty break-up, and the sudden urge to become a Facebook disc jockey? Move over DJ Hardwell. Are you looking for a feature in DJ Magazine? Social media has opened the door for every amateur broken hearted spin master in existence to post his or her favorite sad songs. And it has also provided a transparent and accessible outlet for the world to see his or her raw emotions. Nothing is sadder than FB tears.
With over 757 million FB users every day, according to www.pewreserach.com , the sad, lonely, and newly single can find a sympathetic audience among his or her friends. And watch out if two friends have both recently suffered a breakup: dueling songs. Pew Research attributes the high number of Facebookers to the fact that more people are posting from mobile devices than they have in the past. You can post your sappy song while simultaneously ordering a cheeseburger or running on the treadmill.
With the April, 2013 Fox News Magazine reporting that 50% of marriages end in divorce, there are a host of FB users ready to post their sad songs and dedicate them to an ex (or show the world he or she is over said ex) .The number of heartaches are high and the number of social media users is even higher. Nothing says I’m single like a plethora of song postings on your home page. If you are heartbroken and must release your emotions by DJing, please…
-wait at least 24 hours after the breakup to post
-remember that more than five songs in a row is bad form
-share with only your best friends, not your boss, or even your boss’ boss
DJ Magazine www.pewresearch.com Fox News Magazine, April 2013