We are the most â€œsocialâ€ generation of all times. We have access to the modern technology; we are today, on almost every social networking site. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Hi5, Pinterest, myspace, Google+, LinkedIn, orkut and others. Phew! There are so many of these.
However, I am active only on twitter and facebook only (still my mum says I am always busy on my laptop!) Talk about facebook, as more than half of the population has a facebook account. (I am sure you guys will have one too!)
So yesterday I was going through a facebook friendâ€™s photos (facebook friend because I havenâ€™t really interacted with her even once!), and I noticed she has 298 profile pictures! (God, I have only 39!), and I also noticed that she has hundreds of likes on each of her picture. I was shocked! It was strange as I personally didnâ€™t feel she was THAT pretty, and then I realized that was because she had â€œthoseâ€ kind of photos. Yes! Revealing pictures; I wonâ€™t use the S word for her, but I personally find this â€˜likesâ€™ concept quite cheap.
In these 2-3 years of my association with my facebook friends, I have noticed one thing, that people can do ANYTHING to get likes on their facebook pictures and status updates. Many of my facebook friends ping and ask me to like a certain post/picture. And they make certain offers too! A girl asked me to like her profile picture, and in return she offered to like my picture. I didn't accept her offer, but I liked her picture nonetheless. I have noticed how people judge you on the basis of number of likes you have on your pictures. In my opinion that is wrong, but not everyone thinks like I do. They have different thinking and understanding of certain things. Some people try to impress others and in that process, they are ready to â€œbegâ€ for likes on their photos.
Naturally, I got irritated and I refused to like a friendâ€™s photo, and boom! She caps-locked me to death! She literally got offended and un-friended me. Could she not have taken a â€œNoâ€ as an honest answer? Are likes more important than truth? Well, I guess, yes.
We are living in a world where we donâ€™t meet people personally, but we message or skype with them. We donâ€™t get our photos framed; we put them up on facebook. (What about privacy?). We donâ€™t call people to wish them, we post it on their facebook wall. We donâ€™t bring cakes for friends, we wish them on facebook. We donâ€™t compliment people for their looks, we like their photos. We donâ€™t fight with friends (and then sort things out); we delete them from facebook.
Itâ€™s really sad to see how we are losing contact with our dear ones and are moving so close to the modern technology. All this has made us irritated and less-patient. We are losing our tolerance and we tend to avoid things rather than solving them.
Sometimes, I wish to go back to the time when we had no technology, at least, back then, people had love, compassion, friends and kindness!