I am sure all of us are well aware of the tragic incident that had happened recently in th city The city of Mumbai . Triple bomb blast took place on july 13ty this year which led to the death of 17 people and 130 were injured and that too within the time period of 10 min. What followed the blasts, was a complete state of panic & chaos in the city The telephone networks collapsed, almost paralysing the communication between panic-stricken victims and relatives, and their concerned well-wishers. However, the most powerful tool in modern Internet technology, social networking, came to the rescue.
Twitter, Facebook, Google and other similar networking sites have played a major role in helping the blast victims. For example, well-wishers posted messages that asked for blood donations from willing volunteers, and a large number of people responded to such calls. Other posts asked for help with food, accommodation and other facilities for the needy. emergency contact numbers – for hospitals and police stations available on this sites – were really very helpful . The city united on this medium to bail out their fellow citizens in need of help.
Just imagine, After a busy & tiresome day, its a great relaxation for us to sit in front of our pc & with a few strokes on the keyboard & a few clicks on the mouse we are connected to the virtual world sharing, viewing & exchanging our likes/interests/achievement with like minded people all over the world. Isn’t that fantasic ? I personally feel so & I hope all my learned friends would also definitely agree that “Networking is not about hunting. It is about farming. It’s about cultivating relationships”. What do u think is Social Networking?
It is a virtual social world where you make friends, exchange photographs, strike business deals, play games without having met these people in flesh and blood. Social media websites, have become nearly inescapable facets of modern life, The advent of social networking sites like Facebook and Myspace (among others) has made it far easier for us to stay in touch with the people we met in kindergarden and to stay up to date on the events happening in the lives of people you would have lost touch with otherwise.
Social networking websites function like an online community of internet users. Depending on the website in question, many of these online community members share a common interest such as hobbies, religion, or politics. Once you are granted access to a social networking website you can begin to socialize. This socialization may include reading the profile pages of other members and possibly even contacting them. Social networking has created new ways to communicate and share information. Thus it is rightly said. ”LinkedIn is for people you know.
Facebook is for people you used to know. Twitter is for people you want to know. “ Time & again Questions have been raised about the social impact of widespread use of social networking sites (SNS) like Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, and Twitter. Do these technologies isolate people and truncate their relationships? How would you feel if I told you that I know almost everything about you? – from your birthday to the food you like, from your best friends to your favorite singer, and so on—even though you have never met me.
I would really feel special but I am sure there are people who might feel insecure and go into a shell. there are provisions on such sites to hide your status hence one needn’t worry about such an intrusion. social networking sites youth could be creative; the way they decorate their sites, the way they upload music and videos, and the way they express themselves by posting1 messages, than being acouch potato & spending time viewing the idiot box.. Another positive effect of social networking on the Internet is that it happens hrough a computer screen–a shield allowing shy people or physically disabled people to express themselves without fear of rejection and for people with low self-esteem or poor body images to meet others and form relationships without surface impressions getting in the way. Morever , the internet is fast, convenient, and cheap to access the information, There are millions of people using the internet worldwide, so it is very profitable to learn different cultures, different languages, and different personality which could benefit youth in living their lives.