If we were having coffee I would say thank you for dropping by. It has been a crazy two weeks and life is promising to get into a fixed routine too. This means we can have more coffee chats and more activity on the blog.
After the initial craziness of the month of June, July is promising to be more orderly. My elder son would start his college soon and the younger one is settled with his school and tuitions. My job is getting more manageable after the initial disruption created by starting something new. To cut the long story short, life is manageable. I had a love-hate relationship with social media last week.
I had my first negative experience on Twitter when I was trolled by two men. I had spoken against someone who called a journalist a ‘bitch’ on social media for speaking against the #SelfieWithDaughter campaign. Well, I felt it is definitely not correct to call anyone names on social media. If you disagree with someone, you can just ignore the tweet or reply to the person with a counter argument. But calling names is not done. The social media gives a bit of anonymity which emboldens some of us to speak like no one will know us. It reminds me of the quote –
“Character is who you are when no one else is watching…”
If educated, young men are going to behave like this on twitter, I shudder to think what they must be really like.
Anyways, avoiding a vicious circle of tweets, twitter let me block them and that was the end of it.
I had the biggest surprise when my school friends finally caught up with each other after 25 long years. We had all last met when we were 15 and just moving on to college. In the era of no social media, telephones, we lost touch with each other. But this week, we have all been continuously chatting with each other (sometimes till 2am in the night), catching up on lives across the globe. Some affairs and lots of gossip were disclosed. But the good thing is, (even better than catching up) was that everyone of us have moved on to better lives. Even the classmates who had failed in subjects, below average in studies, some never spoke a word in class have gone to become very successful. So, we should chill about our children and their school marks. Have faith, they will come through successful. This happy, virtual reunion was possible due to Facebook and Whatsapp. We are planning to meet soon in the muggles world.
That’s why I love social media.
Have you faced a similar love-hate when using social media? Tell me how you handled it.
Till next week, hope you have a good week too.
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