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Insomnia

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Thoughts keep awake
Body becomes fake
It doesn’t get sleep
Happens to be creep
Sleeping with eyes
Dreaming of lies
Away from bed
Pillow in head
Lights too dim
Face is grim
Everything’s bright
For sleepless night

Written by
Shilpi C. Sinha

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“Like” : The New Age Feed

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Feedback is a formal as well as informal, integral part of the communication process  and today its relevance is not limited to the corporate sector or organisations but has entered the social media as well, where we tend to get paranoid on not getting enough likes or comments over the face book to which many of us would agree and considered positive.

Feedback is becoming synonymous with likes and comments over the social media where a “Like” is ‘understood’, where our thoughts, shares or pictures are accepted and approved by our friends . The comment section often stays empty or less where we care to oblige with the comment section only if something is of great interest.

The likability of the Like Button is growing at a very fast pace , where comments etc are becoming limited to some Blogger posts, LinkedIn , HBR, Inc. or the various Discussion forums etc. where one actually goes through the matter and after absorbing it finds it relevant enough to provide a comment.

It happens, how often do we go through all the blog posts, or even the other articles we read on different websites, actually there is information explosion around the globe, where we have views from eminent personalities as well as the common man, and thus the accumulation of so much of information demands to be explored and that too in so little time. And So It is impossible to go through each and every word and then to comment, as we can embarrass ourselves if we haven’t gone through the matter completely and may offer a different viewpoint and can be misunderstood by the author.

So to save all the time and embarrassment, the Like button comes to rescue . With Like getting liked, the author comes to know that his post  has been read and therefore liked, and appreciated for his endeavor.  The like offers the advantage of mutual understanding and encouragement for each other .

At the same time its becoming conventional and easier means of providing a Feed in place of Feedback.

So Everything’s Understood here.

 

He Broke his Laptop, To Break Free

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Yes ! this is what my Fiance did to his laptop quite literally, he broke the laptop into pieces in a fit of    anger and frustration because we had some dispute and it was carried out in a chat session and i came to know of the destruction only when he messaged me on my phone about what had happened. 

I was very unhappy and unstable, as i was apprehensive that now our relation would get sour because he would not be able to connect with the world outside nor would he be able to carry out his job search or any other things we usually do on the net be it for work or for personal reasons.

Think of the situation if your social account( Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, word press) had to be deleted for some reasons and when you know you can still have it despite of the moment that makes you do it, again it was your own choice, but think of it that, you did it , and you worry about your personal stuff that was gone and how much you wished to connect being a social person who loves to interact and connect and know about the world through virtual platform. But it disappears suddenly, when you were least prepared.

As i think about all these because you never know how deeply certain things are important for some people, you cannot know. And  thinking that id been the reason for all this, affected me more,and i thought that our relation would surely not work out in days to come, and things wont get back normal so soon, because right now there’s a terrible financial crunch that comes being unemployed and he needs something to freshen up i always think. 

Its hard to spend time doing things for someone who is out of job, the whole day you dont have any work and you look for things you could work and makes you feel content even if its job search doing it through the internet. I was afraid what would happen next. he is coping with this situation so well and he had this just one thing where he could share his thoughts through his blog http://arnabsinha.com/, but now he cannot even do that. 

I was running with all these thoughts and the phone rang it was him, and to my utmost surprise i heard him all the more relaxed, cool and stress free more than ever he was since the last years. he called me up to say that he was actually feeling nice, So “FREE” and so happy to get rid of that laptop . He said he got all the more time to read books ( Hard Copy), go out for jogging, spend time with his friend, call up the other people on phone, write down his diary, come out with novel ideas for business, evolve strategy’s for getting jobs, and what not, he talked endless about what all he could do in absence of his laptop.

Again i thought this unbelievable, because if i had broken my laptop i would have been crying for months and months till i got a new one but still i would have been unhappy for all the personal data pics and other things i would have lost in because of destruction.  

I still cannot digest the fact that how can anyone live without his laptop and having lost all the great stuff begins to feel richly, being out of touch with people and information for so long time and moreover he moves care free as if nothing had happened and he had lost almost nothing. the laptop was so insignificant, in a situation where he knows he cannot have it till the times he has a job and that too after his salary only he can buy a new one.

And i know he doesn’t pretend or show things, he is very straight forward and hides nothing about his feelings and emotions and always speaks the truth from the bottom of his heart. he is such a guy who never had a girlfriend, not even spoke to a woman in his 30 years of life, and as i say this and i can give it to you in writing also . For in the world today i cannot believe someone not having the girl or boy connection in any point of life. 

I believe that he has gone a level up in his search for spirituality after destroying the connection with the virtual world and the day is not far when he will break his phone too and become a complete sadhu who can live peacefully without these essentials that we think as another necessities after food, home and clothes.

Sometimes i  think that if i never had any of those gadgets in my life, i could be more free and will have more, much more, time  to cook, play with my niece  read more books, spend more time with my grandmother, do more chores, take up study courses, exercise everyday, write my diary,forget to care about my looks, live a stress free life, not care about my ex profile, get rid of seeing my glamorous friends everyday with their new pics, no news about friends getting married, seeing their pics of exotic honeymoon destinations, all the more i could do i think but, then this ‘but’ comes in between, and i think about all the changes that has been brought about by these gadgets in my life that cant be ignored.

It takes a lot of courage today to get outside the virtual world to afford a carefree life and being consistent with your consciousness, that should not interfere with thoughts that attracts you towards them. And am proud and happy that my love was able to break this and get out soon to enrich his life with spiritual encounters. 

 

Social Media Mania

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Am amazed to see the new trends, the new shares, the new updates, the new buzz, the makeovers, the takeovers etc. all on the social websites , how they change every second.

This rapidly changing world, where loads of information is exploded each day upon the mankind is a thing to be concerned for, as there is so much to learn and grasp, am afraid i shall not be able  to take part in conversation where, people are talking about the latest trends and nonsense gossips going on Facebook or twitter or another social media.  There might be many people who do not have any social site accounts and still live great lives unaffected and unprovoked by such hysteria causing information.

And for those who are there might want to detach but there’s no cure for some habits and this is formed by regular feeds ,very regular id put.  And if taken away, there’s actually a craving that begins to get the latest news , we want to KNOW , and this need to know takes us to friends , peers, colleagues who may suffice our urge to know whats going around on the web . Its a fact its too late we could get rid of this habit. nowadays every age group is taking part in the updating session.

The Conception to death story is now being shared here and it creates a mix of emotions if you are on the receiving end for some it may go well but some may not like this sharing .

Why is it so important to share..

Because we have forgot to approve ourselves, we have stopped to like ourselves, we have forgot to love ourselves,we have given all these things to the society. This has given rise : to the hunger for approval by others. Hunger for Approval by others has given to the hunger for fame. Hunger for fame has given rise to Social Media Websites like Facebook, twitter and others. Your inability to love and approve yourself is being exploited and some people earn billions of Dollars of your weakness.

And because receiving more than 10 or 50 likes makes one feel like a superstar in his her own community then why not. Once these liking becomes a habit there more craving for doing something new to grab the attention and approval from others. people go by what others have to say no longer we use our own mind to solve our own simple day to day life problems because we can just put it there on the update and get so much of attention along with the advice.

These factors are harnessed by people who know what the weak spots are in the domains of our emotional realms , hence it is subjected to use and exploitation hence , we must acknowledge that using the social media is good for getting to know things but its not good if it become s part of our all the plans for life. It hinders progress and destroys peace and calm .

Rather than knowing the external world we should focus on the inner world and crave to know it, the path to know the inner world is through mediation which has endless benefits, once we are aware of our inner world we would no longer feel the need to Know about the outer world and even if we continue knowing it, it would hardly affect us .