This article has been chosen by readers (via the poll in this blog http://wp.me/p3jOHU-eU) to be written next. Well, sort of anyway ;-)
We live in a world where people poke one another, write on each other’s walls, like every single thing they do, follow one another, repeat(retweet) what people say and even add them to circles. All virtually of course…otherwise that’d be a bit…weird, to say the least.
It would be so hard to explain the above sentence to someone who lived about a hundred years ago. They’d lock us in jail and throw away the key. (where we would also end up poking one another, writing on walls, somewhat following others, repeating what they say and also adding them to friend circles). That is what life on the internet has pretty much become in terms of communication.
But it’s not all bad you see.
It’s one step closer to socialising with a person than just the simple calling/messaging a person etc.
It gives you profiles which you can define specific to your personality, add your friends, and BAM! You’re good to go. No hanky-panky, no time wasti-.
I guess it is time-consuming.
In fact a lot of it can be considered as time-wasting too. Hmm. Ho-ho-hold the f*** up.
So let me get this straight. In order to be ‘socially active’, you have to be unsociable in real life. So to be sociable, you gotta be unsociable. Yeah
Urm…Sure, that makes sense.
Using social networking is good in a way. It saves time if used correctly, it isn’t the same as meeting someone face to face and sure as hell doesn’t beat it, but with everyone doing their own things and what with everybody’s hectic lifestyles, it serves up as a more than satisfactory alternative.
Some people complain about privacy, but the fact is, that you solely control how much information you are willing to give out about yourself, thus meaning that input=output as with anything else.
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And since I’ve now done an article on social networking, I think It’s fitting if I remind you that you can connect with me on:
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