Okay, so let us be frank here. We all are addicted to technology and social media (at least, most of us are!) Now, this concept of social media started for us to be close to our loved ones who are far away/update/get updates. Basically to be in touch? (Let’s say).
And then the transformation happened. Slowly, it started becoming a trend. “Oh! You’re not on Face book? But why?” was thrown at every normal person who chose to be away from social media. I personally know few people who joined Face book just because they felt they shouldn’t be seen as odd.
Fine, so, it is the trend to join these sites. But, the same trend doesn’t seem to follow sites like twitter. Why? We’ll see that. Now the trend slowly changed to letting the world know where you are, with who you are. I completely agree and accept that even I would want to let my world (say, people in my friend list) know where I’m. But this is exactly where we draw the line.
Our generation is so much into technology and social media, that even a small special moment that was supposed to be felt with your closed ones, becomes a public affair with thousands of likes and hundreds of comments.
A new level is reached when people create accounts for their new born. Newlyweds update their status right after their wedding ceremony right when they’re supposed to be cherishing the moments with their family (Oh! Imagine, people update status on their honeymoon) Now, to make it better, the older generation seems to be catching up on this.
Why doesn’t a site like twitter (which makes more sense to me), get the same level of importance? Oh, because you can’t post a picture and get hundreds of likes and comments unless you’re a celeb? Oh no, is it the restriction of 140 characters that is stopping us from venturing here? Or is it the complexity of the site? Or just because people there actually don’t care when you change your DP?
Whatever is said, it will take a long time for people to actually understand the difference between virtual and real life. By the way, I was listening to Coldplay’s new song Up&Up and I forgot to update my status! * Logs into Face book to update the status*