Monday, August 27, 2007

The effects of social networking

Today’s is a HiTech era…and era which belongs to Technology and Internet. Internet has become a fast growing technology which almost all citizens are aware of and are using it in abundance. Life has now started to become impossible without internet.
Most widely used reason of Internet is Communication, and the most targeted audiences for this are the young youth of today.

There was a time when the only way to communicate through Internet is by sending emails, but now we have grown 2 steps ahead and there are Messengers the instant chat rooms, video calls, quick-easy way to call someone sitting far away, and networking sites.

If you talk about networking sites, then the first such site that comes to anyone’s mind today is the very famous for not such famous activities ORKUT. Orkut.com as they call is a site where you can know new people, and meet old lost buddies. You can absolutely exchange scraps with people whom you just do not know, you can upload you photos and videos for others to see, there are communities which are build for all those with common interest can come and share their view etc..

Though there are good points of this site, there are many more bad points because of which it is in news almost every week in Indian newspaper. People are using this site to awaken the communal activists because of which there were riots in few cities, apart from this murderers are using this site to catch their victims, recently there was this murder case of Adnan Patrawala who was yet another victim of being friends with strangers through ORKUT.

I think though we have become HITECH in this era we should be careful enough of whom to trust and whom not. If everyone uses Internet only as a media of communication it will become much safer than it is now.

Are you in favor of such social networking sites? Please give your comments.

5 comments:

Tarik Sheth said...

I think no one should blame orkut or any other site for that matter. it is a simple networking site.
If there is a technology there wil be misuse of it. it depends on the maturity of people on how to use it. Do you blame Mobil phone for any crime done through that. (Like extortion or terrorism), Technology is just an instrumental in all these.

Kalyan said...

To me social networking sites are good to the extent that we know where to draw the line between reality and the virtual world. Although there has been some misuse of these kind of sites off late, still many times they also give us a platform when we are searching for something or it also sometimes becomes useful if used in a proper manner, but it should be used judiciously.

Purnima said...

It's all about how much you invest in it and what is that you want back as return.

Now, orkut or any other site is not good to put in your emotions and get a solace.. right?? It is a virtual world.. never ever forget tht!!

priya said...

i blv that everything has some prons and cons and so does these social sites hav....it depends on the prsn hw harmful and harmless these things cn b for him/her....one shud nt disclose everything abt oneslf on such sites....othrwise if used sensibly it will mentally mak u stable n will eradicate one's solitude....

Anonymous said...

People who are unsocial and socially awkward in real life cen be a complete different person on the virtual world...

I am just an example...
I hav social phobia,cant mingle freely with people,cant do many things in life,weven do not have too many frnds in real life....
I cant believe the same me particaipating in commnity discussions,being an 'active'member[the name which no one had called in the entire life]in my favouirite film star's fan community,frnds list having 200 frnds etc..

ORkut is really a blessing..
Atleast in the virtual world ,i am living a life which i had only fantazised before...
Orku rockzzzzzz.....Its my life



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