Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Don't Logout, You Might Die!



One of those sleepless nights, when you cannot sleep and drag your bleary-eyed self over to the computer desk, and turn it on to find out which of your friends are online on Facebook. Somebody has poked you for no good reason, somebody has shared a bad joke on your wall, and somebody else is grumbling over a relationship that did not work. So, within seconds you forget that it's the middle of the night and start typing responses. You could not sleep, your eyes are tired. But, still your fingers can't stop moving over the keyboard. After going through a few more updates, you finally dragged the mouse pointer to the start menu and clicked on the shut down button...

Not until you return to your bed after a few more minutes, you realize you are addicted! You can't resist yourself checking out the notifications on Facebook from your mobile phone. In a contradictory state of mind, you picked up the mobile phone and logged in to Facebook again. Whoa! 4 new notifications already! One of your friends has mentioned you in a comment, one of them has directly posted on your timeline. A whole lot of excitements! Soon, you forget that you were trying to sleep and need to wake up early in the next morning. You forget the wise words your doctor told you about your late night socializing. You forget your real life existence. You forget you are a human being! And, your whole existence was personified as a two inch photo with a banner and a timeline.

About me: Look at me, I'm nude. No privacy!

Employers: Who cares when I can earn enough playing Farmville?

Favorite quote: “You're asking me to believe that the CFO of Facebook doesn't know how to change his relationship status on Facebook?”

Activities: Liking, disliking, poking, and sending random game requests.

Favorite movies: The Social Network

Lives in: Online

Is in a relationship with...

Wait! If this is what your life is all about, don't logout. You might die tonight. You don't exist in the real world. At least you don't want to. Your world is limited to a social media website with billions of other tiny thumbnail photos and timelines. You cry, smile, hangout, chat, love, stalk, abuse, curse, and have fun on Facebook. You don't exist outside the web. Billions have already started living, and you are a part of the whole family. Don't logout, you might die!

12 comments:

  1. Had to visit your blog again. Last few posts were very good. Being a facebook addict myself, I can completely relate myself with your post. It's not a pleasant experience though. Facebook Addiction Disorder (FAD) has now become a serious threat for the young generation. It requires a strong mind to get rid of it. The end of your posts have a dramatic turn. That's what attracts me the most. You are a good writer, and your thought pattern is rational. Keep up the good work boy :)

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    1. Good to see you back Debi and thanks for encouraging me :) You are right, after a period of time we sometimes forget that there's a real world outside Facebook. This cannot be cured. But, like every dark cloud has a silver lining... there are millions of people who regularly check their updates but have not become addicted! The progression depends on them. Thanks for visiting my blog. Stay tuned for more updates :)

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  2. I agree with Debi. I'm not a FB fanatic and i can clearly live a life without it but it is increasingly become an integral part of our lives. No addiction is good and is capable of doing a lot of harm in the long run. Your posts definitely have a dramatic twist at the end and most of the time it is shocking. This is the sign of a good writer one who can divert the mind of his readers and don't make the story predictable from the very start. Love this one... <3 :)

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    1. @Rupsha, I didn't know you read my blog :) But, thanks a ton for such a lovely comment. Will try to do better!

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    1. Thanks a ton Mentor! This is from the person who has taught me to write. I will take this as a certificate :)

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  4. Nice one and true as well... Keep writing :)

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    1. @Eminent... thank you! Keep visiting :)

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    1. Welcome to my blog Prerna! Glad you liked the post. People realize their errors if you can point their mistakes in a funny, satiric, and decent way :)

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  6. Being a Facebook addict, I can relate to your post TOTALLY! Awesome one indeed!:) How come I missed your blog?!!! Anyways, *Happy Blogging*!:) Cheers!:)

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    1. Hey Sowmya! Thanks a lot :) Even I was a Facebook addict but then I decided to die ;) Here's another 'BIG thanks' for joining my blog! Cheers. Stay tuned for more updates :)

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