Published Date: 24 Nov 16
How often does it happen that sailing through the tides of time you come across a long lost friend of yours. An instance of good luck but quite dramatic. Who knew a program composed by a student would make this dramatic instance realistic.
If new system for marking history was to be evolved, it would have been BEFORE FACEBOOK and AFTER FACEBOOK, as it was advent of the Facebook that all other commonly used social networking sites swarmed the internet.
From business expansions to simply conversing on line, social networking sites provide a great platform to integrate various communities under a single umbrella, boast of knowing more people and counter loneliness. These sites also seem to be a good source of information. To be precise latest updates replacing the newspapers.
However, the more we indulge on these sites; more we drift apart from our families, friends, work and social life. As far as information is concerned, the sources are not reliable and the authenticity of the information is doubtful. The users are not secure, especially teenagers who fall prey to the sexual vultures on line. The authenticity of a profile is equally doubtful.
An average student spends 101.4 minutes on line a day, though their major cry is that they don’t get enough time to study. If the same time is used productively, achieving desired goals will not be difficult. A human is not meant for multi tasking but students bend this simple fact like Beckham. While studying, they have book in one hand and a mobile phone in another. Their divided attention is the real reason for their poor performance. The concentration of a student is directly proportional to the time delay in response to a notification.
On the emotional front, human relationships are the worst sufferers. Families are drifting apart, communication gap between the family members is widening. People are turning deaf and mute towards other people’s problem. What’s the use of such a virtual circle that is parting us from our soul mates? Now a days, quality family time has been drastically reduced and all thanks to the pseudo world.
When we are logged in the virtual world, we are logged out of the festivities of life. They are reduced to the degree of a post and few pictures. The vibes and the celebrations are long gone affair. Even on festivals it is hard to find anyone offline.
It is high time for us to mend our ways and to come out of the virtual world to enjoy what the real world has to offer. The need of the hour is to follow the Mantra that “OFFLINE IS THE NEW LUXURY” and splurge and bask in its glory.
CLASS- XI SCIENCE