'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
Beware! I question everything and everybody.
Social media should we used to interact as we humans are creatures of comfort,socialisation and have certain mandatory needs. Using social media for me is for basic exchange of improtant information related to work,travel, then comes family occasions.Beyond it, to keep in touch with people realted to my profession. Next comes a list of close friends with whom interaction happens whenever time permits.
The problem now is social media is used for spreading information and news that may not be true and it happens at a rapid speed.In Karnataka, there are two issues now, Tipu Jayanthi being celebrated today amid controversy and Reforming bills for health care regulation.There have been so many forwards from various places on What's Up that we need to check about the authencity of the information by call each other. For instance, there was a forward about shutting down health cares services and the problems faced but the original event was only Elective and non-urgent services,Emergency services we continued. This gave a wrong impression about healthcare to the public and even confusion among staff regarding the working hours.
On a general note,on what's up I forward some quotes about life, family, positive thinking or important alerts. For me it's benefited because I regulate my use of social media.
I have really benefited from it.
My son is a user of FB . It is really strange and irony that he has update info about my own ex-colleagues through the FB a/c of children of some of them. He informs me about someone's daughter's marriage or their foreign trip from what he sees in the FB. Unlike people of my generation today's youth can continue in touch with all their classmates even after leaving school and college through Social media. It was not possible for our generation people.
It is for us to use things to our benefit and avoid the harmful or negatives. I will say that social media -to whatever limited extent I am connected to it- has benefited me.