Sunday, July 31, 2011

Pros and Cons of social Networking



I just cleaned my friends list on FB and this one small thought triggered me to write a post on Pros and cons of social Networking. I know, with enlightening media, breaking news, experienced friends and other stuff, you all are aware of pros and cons. But, who cares, I decided to write about it anyways! So, here goes my anatomy.

I am not dividing the list, am just scribbling my thoughts. so, you choose which ever suits you the best!

1) We become public through social networking sites and if we were ever introverts in our school/college days, we can come out of that cocoon and be a public figure with more than a centurion friends!

2) we can write our mind. irrespective of the language code!

3) We tend to meet our old school/college/ neighbourhood/ not-at-all related friends. And we add them, and nothing happens after that! They are just lying in our list forever and we dont have anything to talk.

4) we get connected to some famous people and again nothing happens. Because, this time, we are lying in their friends list and they dont care to talk to us!

5) we can see whats happening in their lives, which has no productivity factor. Yes, we get absolutely nothing by peeping into their pics. Sometimes, we just sleep with pinch of jealous if the other person is seen enjoying.

6) We can do a 'peek a boo' thing on those profiles whom we dont talk with but still have interest on whats going on!

7) We can know about who is wedding whom/when/where knowing the fact that we are not invited and even if invited, we cant go.

8) we can put our pics of romance/ intimate things that have to shared only between the closest ones. But, anyways, we dont care, the site is giving us space, so we will upload!

9) we can support some faltu discussion started by an intellectual who has nothing to do in life except to trigger fights.

10) we get notifications of posts which we are not even interested in and we are never subscribed to!

11) we can play stupid games which help us in increasing our weight, eye sight and decrease our thinking abilities.

12) we can boast about our life and criticise/scold/ accuse others' if we dont like. In a way, we can use our fundamental right without any hesitation.

13) Random people add us and we feel elated that we are now important to those who know nothing about us.

14) some people think, its a shame if someone is not on any social networking sites and he is illiterate in the world of social networking!

15) there is no room for privacy and we dont care! afteral, everybody is talking about us!

16) sometimes we like/comment/ tweet/ scrap out of compulsion.

17) you meet a person in real life, you meet him/her everyday and also get connected through these sites so that you assure yourself that YOU ARE CONNECTED every moment.

18) we delete some people and we think we deleted them forever! As we lose the differentiating capacity of real and virtual life.

19) we don't realise that those who love us need no social networking sites to know us!

20) we drag and drop people into different circles thinking that we did something that we couldnot do in real life! placing them in different zones!

you can add some more if something comes up in your mind!




10 comments:

Ranvir singh said...

didnt understood this punch line

6) We can do a 'peek a boo' thing on those profiles whom we dont talk with but still have interest on whats going on!

besides i socialize on social networking sites

Sans said...

we can poke ppl verbally as well as virtually.. hehehe. ya n even get poked bak same way....

manasa said...

Nice one ! You have covered so many aspects

Arpita said...

you are so right swathi, Fb for me was always a medim to keep in touch with friends. Playing game here is really bakwaas.

I have seen ppl spending 4-5 hrs on Fb and they feel proud about it, y dont they make use of those hrs for something productive?

any ways, it again depends from person to person.

Jack said...

Swat,

I have a feeling I visited you earlier but do not see my comment in any of the current posts which I read now. May be my memory at this age is playing tricks. I am with you fully on your first two posts - one on that bold Afghan girl and second on how those who sacrifice their lives for the sake of our country are forgotten as soon as crisis is over. Enjoyed M I M series. When do I get to taste those GULAB APPAMS? Had a good laugh at washing iPod episode. This one really tells what we never think about.

Take care

PS : Oh, sorry. Heartiest Congratulations on marriage. May God bless you both with Many Many Happy Years of Togetherness.

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Kavi_Kris said...

I love this blog. I can definitely agree with number 13, people just don't take a hint, when you say:"Hello, I don't know you!" Happy writing!

Elie Abou Zeid said...

3 months ago, this was my FB status: Thank you facebook, you changed my personality. You made me curious, needy, took so much of my time, and totally killed my privacy - Signing off"
Great post, especially the part where we add friends and do nothing about it. Cheers

souji said...

SWATI THE PROS & CONS IN THE LIST GIVEN R 100%TRUE.ITS REALLY GOOD. I JUST WANT TO SHARE MY FEELING. I RARELY USE FB.BUT I FEEL HAPPY BY JUST KNOWING THAT ALL MY FRNDS R DOING WELL.AND I COULD CATCH U ONLY BY FB. FOR ME IT HELPED ME A LOT TO GET BACK TO MY FRNDS.
PEOPLE WHO CANT AFFORD ON MOBILE PHONES I.E THE BILL, LIKE ME CAN BE IN CONTACT WITH FRNDS WHO R CLOSE TO HEART ON FB.I LIKE FB BECAUSE I COULD REACH U.SOME ARTICLES OF URS R REALLY INSPIRING.NINNU POGUD TUNNA ANI ANUKOKU,BUT FRANKLY SAYING ,I DONT HAVE A ROLE MODEL,BUT I THINK I GOT NOW ONE.

Manju Modiyani said...

Hahaha! This post rang a bell! he 1st 3 are so true in my case. It did help me a lil , me being an introvert!