Joined: 11 July 2010
Joined: 02 November 2006
Joined: 27 January 2007
Joined: 02 November 2006
karnams & tafreeh. means using that just for fun
Joined: 04 March 2009
Joined: 03 December 2005
For me No doubt...before and after FB,...I love to interact with people face to face...thats a different feel...Bcos in FB, 80% of the people in the "people you may know" mod!!
Joined: 29 July 2008
Joined: 18 January 2006
Both FB and Face to face communication have their place.
There was a time when planning a large gathering of friends involved a lot of phone calls and back and forth. A FB event lets it happen seamlessly. My friend organizes a get together of 50+ people sometimes for a Harry Potter midnight showing. However, FB cannot replace the actual experience of being with friends, watching the movie and discussing it.
FB is very important to me to keep in touch with people. I grew up in India and have a lot of friends back home. When I moved here I was out of touch and disconnected. With FB, I can see what is going on with them and share what's going on with me. One of my closest friends got engaged and will be married end of this year, it is not feasible for me to be there so FB is the next best thing. The same goes for family. I have family scattered all across and its not feasible to keep in touch easily due to different places, different time zones. Growing up I did not know what my cousins in US were doing or even what was going on with relatives in Goa. Now when my little cousins do a dance recital, I can see the videos right away or know right away that my uncle is being an awesome doctor that he is by going to Lady Gaga and Katy Perry concerts in the front row. It does not replace being there with friends and family, but it lets you be close and in touch when that's not feasible.
FB and other social media also provide a channel for people who maybe shy, introverted or have narrow interests to socialize. It helps people find other people who share common interests and engage in meaningful discussion. It helps people find other fans of a small band, a niche author or an indie film maker. For many people it serves as an ice-breaker and conversation platform before engaging in realtime conversations.
There are varying schools of thought – some people feel that social networking is killing human communication, others feel that its just a new mode of human communication just like telephone was the new mode when it was invented.
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