Social Life?


Today, my sister said she has no social life, thanks to homework.

That surprised me.

Where I am from, for kids her age, social life is mostly hanging out with friends at school and sometimes on the weekends. A party for a birthday or when exams end etc. Family dinners and such. And there was nothing on the plate, as far as I knew. So what was she talking about?

Oh, the fact that she hasn’t checked her Facebook for three days.

*facepalm*

In our heads, the former is categorized the same as latter? Rhetorical question, really. Oh, the extent to which social media has taken over our actual social lives!

After her comment, I told myself that I would log in to my Facebook account today but log out immediately after checking notifications, rather than hang around like a boring old sod with nothing better to do. At least, today!

Crap! Facebook must be a sorcerer – I did the exact thing I promised myself I won’t do today.

Icing on the cake: I rely on social media to (self) promote my blog.

Traitor?

Maybe not. Just need to learn some self control.

And in my sister’s case, I am glad that she is currently in the process of developing a keen interest in reading. So all is not lost. *phew*

Cheers!

Facebook: A New Frontier in Social Awkwardness


Facebook: A New Frontier in Social Awkwardness

Indeed, Facebook has re-defined the meaning of ‘ social awkwardness’. Much as I admire it for the it-let’s-me-keep-in-touch factor, the charm somewhat wears off as described in the above link: For example, when people feel the need to tell others about their change in relationship status, lest someone complains that they had to find out about it through Facebook.

What a stigma that must be! Take a hint, maybe? :p