remember those days, when a letter sent to someone abroad used to reach that
person in 15-20 days, and response to that used to take another 15-20 days. So,
effectively my letter used to get its response in a month’s time. With great technocrat’s visions, a time came, when we
started having desktops and internet connections in our houses, which
revolutionized the communication. Then the changes happened further, and now
the whole internet has caved into our smart phones. Technology has made the
communication so rapid, prompt, instant. While the technology has brought
people closer, have people grown closer to each other in virtual terms?
connected to the world. I have re-established contacts with so many old friends
of mine and the best part is we know about each other so well in spite of being
miles apart. The instant response excites me so much since it makes the
communication much more relevant.
communication lacks the concentration and focus, since even during our communication with our
dear ones, we are checking our mobiles 100 times, as if someone of much more
priority should have contacted us.
reduced the expenses, it has costed us many dear relationships also. I have so
much time to communicate to my mobile and its apps, but I don’t have time to
sit with my mumma and ask her that how was her day?
with the updates of my near and dear ones, these very updates have broken so
many families, since these instant updates broke somebody’s trust.
glued to the screen of their smart phones, they even miss listening to the horn
and alas! turn into victims of road accidents.
their interests, profession and passion, on the other side, there are people,
who use these media just to vent out their anger against a political party or
trying to prove their ‘right’ to be the only ‘right’, their ‘truth’ as the only
profession and a movie review blogger by passion, and I chose social media to
talk about both. Having social medias on mobile makes me respond to the
feedbacks so instantly and spontaneously, which further strengthens the bond
with my contacts and networks.
also happen to see weird updates right in the morning, since people choose to update their mood of their mornings.
photographs, articles, links etc. But does that give me liberty to share any
damn thing, any junk stuff? Today, unless and until I ‘unfollow’ my contact, I
might have to bear with the latest ‘unwanted updates’.
update of landing at a distant airport, on her return, she found her house to be
ransacked by thieves.
husband, and when husband saw her photograph in a party tagged by one of her
friend, he assumed that she is hiding things from her. She had actually not got the time to tell her husband since the party was an instant affair and husband was also preoccupied. She had thought to update him face-to-face. A small doubt got bigger
and bigger and ended up in break-up.
times? I project what I don’t have and that too I do it at the spur of a
through social media that we don’t take efforts at times to meet them
personally, wish them personally on their birthdays. Is the personal touch
how it has impacted your life? I asked this to me, and trust me, I feel that I am
so much more connected to the world in a better manner. I can hang-out with my
brother and family in US anytime I want. I can whatspp my friends and do group
chats anytime I want. I can post my interests, view and comment upon others’
post instantly and at anytime I want. I can make calls via vibre or other apps
anytime absolutely free of cost. I can find my way using google maps anytime in
case I lost my way. I don’t have to take out separate time to sit on laptop and
check my newsfeeds, I am so much updated. I can atleast acknowledge instantly
through a one word response. It is so easy. It gives me a sense of
togetherness. I feel I am so much near to others and vice versa.
it the problem of Social Media on my mobile, which is creating havoc in my
life, or I don’t know, how to handle this media of social media on my mobile’.
This is a great technological revolution which has happened. How do we design our choices and prioritize things is more important. This revolution has so many plus. Now it is upto us, how do we want to encash it?