No, this is not another rant on feminism or the opposite (what do you call a woman who is the antithesis of feminism?? – a traitor maybe :P), but here is something I saw on facebook – a quote by Lady GaGa (I can not believe I am quoting Lady G, but just goes to show you – pearls of wisdom are found everywhere!).
So, the talk of the day- Social Media. To many of us, this takes us back to the good ol’ days of MySpace or Orkut. For others,this means facebook or twitter. For yet others, the career minded folks, this means LinkedIn.
I am a part of the generation that went wild with Orkut, and were the first few “collegiate” users of facebook-back when it was limited to university students with a “.edu” email account. It was a great way to find old friends one had not seen or spoken with in years. i found my best friend from first grade, 20 years after we had bid each other a tearful adieu at the age of 6. It was great- fun way to keep in touch. Not as formal as emailing and you didnt need to call if you felt awkward doing that. And you could upload pictures so people knew what you were up to.
In my mind, any social media is virtual friendship. You have the joy of being appreciated and accepted by 30 other people you have probably not seen in years, if ever. It gives me an illusion of friendship with acquaintances. It makes you feel like you are a part of a big, but close community, when in reality you might not meet above one person a day!
To those of us, like yours truly, that dont have a huge gang of friends to hang out with, fb can be very addictive.
So what manner of social media addicts you? Have you tweeted today? 🙂