Friday, February 4, 2011


            The world is changing at such a rapid pace be it the Governments of yesterday having become Ex-governments today, sporting records that stood for decades being toppled today to as simple as strangers yesterday to becoming 'Friends' today. 

             Doesn't the last one sound familiar to you?  Well, if it didn't, in a way its good that you are yet to become 'socially networked' and you may or may not read further on. But if it does then welcome aboard for the next few minutes on a look at how 'social' have we become. Social Networking has become abuzz since the past few years and as on date we can see companies, technologies and products are doing way more than one could have ever imagined a few years ago, in incorporating the habit of 'social networking' in all the possible ways in a common user's life. Lets have a look at what have we become, in the name of being 'socially' networked.

             Now why Facebook, of the hundreds of 'social networking websites'?  One - it has the largest user base, two - that's what is so popular in this part of the world and finally three - Orkut's dead!!!
  • We are ready to be 'friends' virtually with those we may not know and may not even like in real.
  • We invite scores of people to be our 'neighbors' but do not bother to even know whether our neighboring apartments are even occupied.
  • We don't even show a "I liked it" face to our beloveds for the delicious food they cook for us to eat but then jump like a madman in expressing our 'like's when someone puts up an update stating that they just made coffee themselves.
  • These days many feel so very thing about wishing people in-person for festivities citing countless reasons but instead would make all the time in 'google'ing for a good celebration pic and tagging countless of 'friends' and in the name of wishing,make the life of those who've signed up for notification updates via email, feel miserable after being flooded with emails of which not even 5% of those would be from someone whom they really know.
  • Some people won't even check for their baggage or their accomplices (if any) first at the airport they land, but touch base with Facebook in updating their locations, some even update that in advance even before boarding their flights.
  • We answer to "What's on your mind?" on Facebook, even multiple times a day but hardly feel like answering our loved ones who ask us the same with all sorts of care, concern and affection.
  • Many a time we won't even budge a little and make all faces when asked to shop for the household and we either don't do it or do it very late however what not we all do in the name of 'Farming' on Facebook.
  • Relationship status changes or re-emphasizing one's 'single'ness are effected mostly for attention grabbing rather than the emphasis of the underlying fact behind such status updations.
  • Its understandable that the photo and video sharing are directed at getting likes, feedbacks, opinions, elations BUT sadly the focus is predominantly on HOW MANY people 'Like'd it and commented on it. With or without our knowledge it turns out to become an obsession and because of this people range from being upset on someone to even get to the level of un-'friend'ing someone just because they did not 'Like' or 'Comment'.
Having noticed all the above mentioned happenings, I could just say that FACEBOOK is a

                                 Forum of 
                                 Created to 
                                 Exemplify the 
                                 Behavior of  


  1. ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.. and u give a "Like and share this post with your friends" !!!! What an irony :P

  2. Haha !! Janith the same thought went thru my mind.. Sarav.. every thing created in this world has its own pros and cons ..U have stated the cons in your mind.. but there are many pros too.. :)

  3. loads of truth behind ur writing .... i also people telling me about how crazy they have become about fb.... but thats become the order of the day... why is that u have not mentione dany of the pro's .... beware certain fb loving ppl might unfriend u for writing this :(


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