Few years ago, I met a long-lost friend on Facebook and was overjoyed!
I thanked social media when I could connect with friends I had last seen several years ago. I thanked social media when I could see what interesting things my friends were doing. Also, when it helped me market my business without spending anything.
I shared pictures of every trip and measured every km I ran and shared it with the world to show why I was cool. I participated in discussions and rolled up my sleeves to prove my point.
It was fun, but it has gotten boring.
We all need attention and Facebook/Twitter/nextsomething know it. We used to behave like weird puppies sometimes, which is normal. But these days with platforms such as these, that ‘sometimes’ has turned into many a time .
I am no exception. I took a look at my timeline and I wasn’t exactly pleased. Also, all that waste of time – 10 to 30 minutes every day. I can’t get it back, but I could do the next best thing. Stop wasting it. For someone who grew up seeing TV as a stupid box, I didn’t realize social media was quite the same, or is at least heading there soon. I better get off!
Few years back, I remember asking a kid what his favorite game was – “cricket”, he replied. I asked him where he played cricket. “In my dad’s phone”, pat came the reply! That made me wonder. I now feel the same with how we socialise. We use more smileys than smiles!
Time to knock off my social media profile on Facebook. Twitter will stay because I use it to follow few people selectively, but will make it private.
I would keep my blog going, because I like writing and this is the only place I get to write these days. Beyond my blog, I would like to go offline. I have done it for a few months earlier. Now, I hope I am truly done with it.