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Social Networking a Failure for me

February 13, 2010
Social networking much of the hype, and reason to interact with friends across the world. It seems to be great mean to stay in touch with our old friends, ex-colleagues, relatives, family, and classmates. But what it is actually? How much it is benefiting us? And what I really expect from this another buzz word?

Mostly we share things youtube videos, blogs, gossips, comment on other photos ‘Wonderful’, ‘Awesome’ etc. even there is not much reason to comment. How much it is adding to our lives? In most cases the networking is usually with our friends and colleagues who already know whats running in our life and what great photography or research we have done.

To me it does add value to some extent and sometimes its just a routine now to check facebook, myspace, google buzz and others. But social networking is a failure since its not helping me beyond my existing real life social circle and even its making my existing social circle more virtual.

  • Is it possible to create new friends on the web?
  • Do we still need real world interaction to understand other humans and make them our friends?
  • What new social interactions it has developed?
  • How well it is defining new societies?
  • What benefit it is sharing with societies?
  • Was I able to find my true soul-mate (Whats the point interested in male/female 🙂 )?
  • Can I trust anyone on the web to call them my true friends?

It simply just giving me a mean to stay away from my friends & relatives because everything I can share virtually. And there is no way it is helping me to create new relationship but yeah social networking is helping me to stay in touch with my existing friends which is just another way of using phone, email or hanging out.

For me social networking is good in some way but still its not helping me in any special way. Or its not doing something great for me. We need some true mean of social networking in which we may be able to create web societies that actually contribute to our life and that does make a difference in others lives. Otherwise its just good mean to have some of our friends list in our mind & memories or in our facebook, orkut, or other social networking sites what difference does it make.

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