What once started as a realm of connecting, has not been limited to I, me and myself. Social network after all, is all about an individual's greedy quest for their share of the virtual cake. Connectivity, visibility, feedback and all of it at the speed of a single tap. A celebration of achievement, a tear for loss, a foolish learning, a funny joke--it is all on the timeline shown. Where a person is offended if asked a personal questions, the same person is okay sharing the minutest detail of his/her life online. "At Hungry hippos with Alex and 3 others", "Hogging on parathas for breakfast at home", "Off to nani's place for a day or two". Writing this here I wonder why do people write such things on their time line and to answer my curiosity, I find likes and comments to such post. Are people really interested? Is there a genuinity in those likes or, comments? And what is the need to share one's day to day activity to such irrelevant detail? What else, if not a suppressed desire to be liked, loved and be the center of attention? While a nosy neighbor is a pain in the right place, a vicarious need to share each intimate detail is okay! From break ups to hook ups, from Monday blues to Friday grooves, noting is consecrated.
Online images have overshadowed ones real persona. People are judged based on the number of friends they have, people who follow them, what they have subscribed to, pages they have liked. Social sites have made up opinionated too. We have comments for everything ranging from politics to movies to fashion. From sports to books and the state of the world economy, we show our pseudo-intellect in every bit.