Social media is not social at allWorld’s one of the most prominent and well known scientist Albert Einstein said that ” I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction.
The world will have a generation of idiots.” His statement becomes true day by day. The world’s become more technology dependent and the human becomes more idiots. Technology has changed every sectors lifestyle in our life. Our communication pattern has been changed a lot because of the changing of technology. In the past days most of the times we are communicate with our friends, family members, colleagues by face to face interaction.
Sometimes communicate via telephone calls or letters. Now a days we communicate with our friends, family members, colleagues even complete strangers via facebook, twitter, whatsapp, viber, messenger and so on. Todays many of us realised that social media is not social at all. People are missing out on real life. They are giving much time on virtual life than the physical life. Most of their free time or leisure time they are spending on social media. Messaging, calling over the whatsapp/viber/messenger, video calling etc are randomly done by the peoples.
Peoples are using social media for being social but they are not social at all. They are becomes socially detached from their friends, family members, relatives most of the time, because they are not doing physical communication. They becomes less social in real life. They are searching or browsing various websites, playing online games, watching videos etc. They often using modern communication gadgets. Sometimes social media leads us to ignore people around us. Say for examples, you and your friends sitting abreast but you guys are not talking to each other.
You are trying to talk with your friend but your friend is ignoring you. He/she is busy with his/her smartphone. Probably he/she is chatting with a complete stranger or uploading photos, videos or updating status.
He/she is not giving you importance, coz your friend is busy with social networking. But your friend is forgetting to being social in real life. Face to face interaction is reduce because of the social media.
People are trying to save their time by using modern communication gadgets. They don’t understand the meaning or effectivity of face to face interaction. People’s can save their times by using modern gadgets but there is a huge chances to communication gap and chances to misunderstand. No one can understand the emotion by chatting with you. They becomes socially isolated.
Day by day its creates distance among the family members, friends and colleagues. Many times peoples become mentally sick and getting into depression. Peoples waste their huge time on social media for being social but sometimes its just waste of time. I would like to give you a examples of social media freakness. Normally we knows that a drug addicted guy went to rehabilitation centre but one of my best friend went to rehabilitation centre because of social media freakness. His name is Ashik.
He was used to browsing internet most of the time of a day. He usually chatting with his facebook friends and also he was a admin of some social media groups. He posting various funny content, something it was informative.
He spend almost 15-16 hours of a day on internet. His parents became worried about it. They called the rehabilitation centre and then the rehabilitation centre’s guys took him to rehabilitation centre. Over use of internet has a bad effect on our health as well as our brain. Social media is useful for our fast communication with our friends, faculty, family members, relative and colleagues but it is not the only way to communicate.
There is very much importance of face to face communication, real life attachment, having fun on physical life. We should give much emphasis on real life than the virtual life.