Side effects of social mediaSocial media has penetrated into the lives of people to an extent that for many of us missing social media for a day gives an incomplete feeling which is like a missing morning cup of tea/coffee missing lunch or dinner. Some people even take an overdose of social media. An overdose of medicines has side effects and so does overdose of social media. Let's see some instances.
People enter the lifts, press the floor button and use social media on their phones until the time they reach their floor. Why waste time, right?
People no more like to talk. They like to type and message. More easy right?
Earlier people used to face network congestion while making voice calls and now data congestion is the buzzword. Thanks to Facebook, Whatsapp and youtube.
People earlier made sure that their mobile was always ON. Now they make sure that their Data connection is always ON.
People nowadays never express their compliments face to face but prefer to give a like on facebook and youtube.
Earlier outing with family was a private affair but now its live on social media. Updates like Just checked in a 5-star resort, enjoying the sunset now, enjoying delicious food at a restaurant (with photos) is the modern day trend. Your outing and enjoyment is incomplete if your contacts do not know about it, isn't it?
A husband wishes her wife "Happy birthday" with a virtual gift of flowers on facebook. People should know how much he loves her, right?
People upload their videos and post photos and then eagerly wait for likes and messages like, Great! Awesome! Looking really beautiful! Are we so hungry for appreciation?
Every morning your Whatsapp gets flooded with Good morning messages and photos. Recently I heard that Whatsapp hangs in India due to too many Good morning photos and images.
In one place I read written on the steps. "Watch the steps, not Whatsapp". God save the people!
Social media is a useful tool. Let us use it and not abuse it.