Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Social Networking makes us less human

The modern form of madness, i.e Social Networking, is taking its way very nicely. People are more into live in a virtual life rather real. Facebook, Twitter, Second Life, BlackBerry, iPhone or what ever the things used to stay connected(so called) in a cyber space with their peers has become a major part of the life(I am not talking about the basic communication protocols that comes with those). The way of living in a real life with a real passions and styles with real expressions is no longer existed in this cyber-reality. Simply it makes you living less in your real life. Less of productivity is another concern. Family relationships can be less connected. You are more vulnerable to feel lonely even your friends count shows thousands in numbers. Those are the real facts behind this .

Its true tha the Social Networking brings us some good. Its a great technology evolution, no doubt. But the problem is the balance that people get it into their life. By means of living the life it does very few good things to us but a big damage in many ways. These facts has been explained well in the book ALONE TOGETHER written by MIT professor Sherry Turkle. She explains that people are become isolated from reality due to such social networking sites because technology is dominating our lives and making us "less human".

Therefore its time to think weather it is really imperative to get this modern-madness into our life and is that the way we really want to live our life with. Honestly for me its more like a waste of time. Its not healthy. If you want to live in a real life, face-to-face, with a great sense of hummer feeling the setting whatever you are in start get rid of Social Networking. Instead go to a gym, fab or bar or do whatever it makes you real socialized. Its really healthy and you may feel you are more living like a human.



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