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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.

 

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 .

 

Killing Authenticity

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nothing to think, create, or learn without internet.

With growing technological advancement and the information explosion, people lack originality in their thoughts views and opinions, its embellished with the facts that we already know and there’s a need for good leaders who can lead with their heart, it is all because of

1. So much information explosion where every bit of knowledge is available at the ease of a click , hence there seems to be no originality in opinions and ideas that people can come up with moreover it hampers innovation.
2. People find the greatest NEED FOR APPROVAL which can only come through doing what the others want , and saying what others wish to listen, therefore authenticity is ruled out.
3. Fear of failure leads to following the old tracks and doing what is accepted and accompanies minimum risks.
4. We tend to believe what we are fed with , the information we receive and retain from the media, internet, books etc remains embedded in our heads , and hampers the creation of something new or novel.
5. No longer we go out in the dirt, in streets, in parks or neighborhood  because only exploring things hands on, in the nature can make us understand its different angles that can generate creativity.
6. having greater access to the right information stagnates the scope to try for new information or even come up with wrong marination that lead to the right information through trial and error process. but the internet has diminished the scope of even this approach where one could learn form mistakes and failures.
To overcome this and to fuel authenticity among the people,  we can create space and scope for people to be more authentic only if we Learn to ACCEPT all the move’s one makes , even if it leads to failure or success , it must be accepted and appreciated.
Once everyone accepts everyone there will be great leaders who are more authentic and lead with their heart.