Is it so cool to be popular in social media

Did you ever tried to recall  how satisfied we were before we get addicted to this smart phone social(Virtual) world? We took one photo out of blue, we framed it and were happy seeing that , we used to show it to all our relatives and friends when they came home. Now trend has changed, Click the selfie or group picture , share it instantly to social network and became restless if no one liked that picture. If noone liked that we began to self-doubt , wasn’t it  a good picture?

Most of our time is spend in grooming our picture with effects and filters , then actually taking care of our own health or beauty. Foods left forgotten in interesting chatting. Even emotions are limited to smileys.  We put a lot of  effort in making the chat without any interruptions, But what about the person sitting right next to you ? We talk to them with our eyes glued to phone , half of the time we don’t have any idea what they are talking about.  You will be isolated in your own world. Remember One day when you decide to stay away from phone, no one will be there to be with you.

You can be so popular in social media. You can have lakhs and lakhs of followers, you might get millions likes. But for this virtual happiness we are spending more precious time , thinking about what to post next, what picture should I take, we are losing the real happiness . we are even missing real happiness of traveling, with few pictures, songs and movies. Leave all that, Look around your surrounding. Connect with real people and places. Don’t let your world shrink to the size of phone screen, Take off your eyes and live your life.

PS: Saying all this , I am not exception to this, But I have realised it at least now , What about you ?

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Author: saranya

I am Saranya Sridharan, Software Engineer by profession and a passionate author by choice. My hobby was initially just reading and reading alone. Surprisingly, my writing spree was ignited at a Haiku competition conducted by my college. This ignited spark then rendered to offer another hobby β€œBlogging” into my life. I have been blogging since then for the last 6 years. I like to motivate people, inspire them to be positive in their life.But being a silent girl , i rarely get the chance to mingle with anyone to express my thoughts. So here i voice out my opinions in words. After reading this people will know this silent girl , actually have a lot to tell to this world. I stick to the simple motto in life, 'Express yourself' In any way you are comfortable with . I have started doing it. What about you !!

19 thoughts on “Is it so cool to be popular in social media”

  1. this is very true my friend and I realised blog sometimes release the stress.. atleast what the real people cannot help me out


  2. You’re absolutely right….
    It seems like AI ruling over us by disconnecting from the Reality..
    Even in my Relationships and Break ups Series, I explained that how today’s relationship are ruining because of Virtual communications..
    Great post to read… πŸ‘

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  3. Blogging for some is like keeping a personal journal and for some a medium to hone writing (to me, it serves both purposes) and these days I use social media only for sharing my blog links….no wonder, I am not popular on any of these mediums πŸ˜‰ so can’t tell πŸ˜πŸ˜‚

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  4. To be honest, blogging is a kind of social media… I’m not addicted though… I always keep time for friends and familyπŸ’œ After all, even for social media to exist, we need real people… Nice post!

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  5. I completely agree. I have a friend who puts so many filters on her images I can’t even recognise her. And I always think, ‘Is that how you want to be remembered? Are those the photos you want your children, grandchildren to look back at and see what you used to look like? Shall those be their memories of you?’

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  6. Too true! I try to be very mindful of my smart phone and social media use, and really be present with the people I’m with physically. But it does make me sad to see entire families sat on their phones, or people walking down the street looking down and not even aware of their surroundings 😦

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