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“I cried because my 3G wasn’t working, until I saw someone without a smart phone!” – Rumi

The day is not far when we literally see such posts, and we need therapy to overcome the pressures of social media! Yeah, typing can be so exhausting and taxing to the brain! Phew. Give me that protein shake! I plan to do another circuit – of Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, Zomato, Quora, and Snapchat- before I cool down with YouTube!

It is so hard to believe that people were actually “alive” when Facebook was not around. In fact, it is just about 15 years ago, when there was no email, and we would actually wait to hear from one another! I wonder when I grow old, will I still be able to keep pace with this ever changing technology! It is like Christmas every single day, a new gift that science claus showers us with!

What comes to your mind when you hear the term “Social Media?”

Perhaps some use it to communicate with people around the world (obviously, we don’t talk to the person in the next room. Or do we?). Some others use it as stress buster, and give 1 star reviews to people who did not consider their request for free sukhi puri after a plate of pani-puri. Oh, look at those grinning marketing and PR guys- it is like the great IT boom from 2005 for them now! While I am just struggling to look for my digi-cam(#swag) to take the picture of this cutting chai, just so that I can transfer it to my computer, to transfer it to my phone, to upload it on Instagram – *bliss*. Oh, don’t judge me, the chai stained my camera lens, and now all my pictures have an in-built sepia mode. Hence.c6545387078dc51e5056cf068518b9e9

Social Networking Sites are fast emerging as powerful and unparalleled tools to share information, shape opinions, connect people across domains and cultures, bring participation, and above all to communicate as never before. This is just the beginning. Social Networking Sites are still at a very nascent stage and communities across the world are just beginning to understand the potential of this medium to impact discourse and communication.

Even though it creates a few negative impacts on youngsters (or may be educates them in more than one way), we cannot think of a world without these websites today. So, corrective and preventive measures should be taken towards these negative effects and the young people should be well educated and must have proper awareness regarding such problems of Social Networking Sites.

My only concern is that our evolution will go back by a few thousand years, all thanks to the cannot-straighten-my-neck-anymore due to obsessive compulsive disorder of checking the phone notifications every millisecond! A big shout-out to all the people who check the phone last thing at night, and first thing in the morning! Welcome to we-are-unemployed-and-we-know-it club!

I am just waiting for the day, when we will share our screenshots of Facebook on some other website – botoxkindle for all you know- and tag them, “Nostalgia.”

Google The Doodle

There is this campaign that Google hcartoonFace0olds every year for school children, wherein the competitors have to doodle the Google logo with a given theme. All the people who have seen the advertisement on YouTube, congratulations on being unemployed! *Fist-Five*

Anyway, so this year’s theme is – If I could create something for India, what would it be? 
 Since I can’t take part in the competition (They don’t know my brain is only 8), but I am stubborn and will list my entries here! (In your face, Google!) Here goes it:

Sketch-up block for toilet: Firstly, everyone who knows what sketch-up is – hahaha, stop cursing the moment you took the decision of getting into Architecture! But won’t it be cool, if we could just make one toilet block and click, click, click – Tada! Sanitation problem solved!

Flying Vacuum Cleaner: Yeah, I know this one is a part of the ad! But imagine, a giant vacuum cleaner in the clouds cleaning away all the dirt in our country (yes that includes likes of Sharad Pawar). Or even better, a flying car which doesn’t pollute, but in fact runs on pollution! This is one thing that everybody, EVERYBODY has sometime wanted – just to get away from ever increasing traffic on the road. I can only imagine if this was ever made, and all of us had one, what would happen! The only thing I am sure about is, ‘Fast and the Furious’ will return with some awesome sequels!

Avengers in Parliament: Well, this one is my favorite. Imagine being governed by Avengers – it is the best way for us to avenge for all those years of bad, irresponsible governance, by replacing them with these cool superheroes who will S.H.I.E.L.D. us! And of course, what can get better than having Robert Downing Jr. in our parliament! Sigh.

Vending Machine: Vending Machine? Amidst all that India is going through, and all the things I could actually wish for, all I am wishing for is a vending machine? Really? Actually yes. Not the kinds that gives out pretzels and cola, but a machine of happiness. They say happiness cannot be bought, but what if it could be! Won’t it be cool if you could trade all the anger, frustration, sadness with a machine for joy? More than anything else, we just need to be happier people! The only side-effect will be that Radhe Maa and Nirmal Baba will be out of work, but who is complaining?

Neuralizer: While I know that if Neuralizer (from Men in Black 3 fame) gets into wrong hands, it could be disastrous- but I couldn’t stop thinking about how great it will be to have one for real! This device can erase memory of a person from past couple of hours, to weeks or even centuries. We need it to forget and erase all evidence of a few of our collective memory- like women inequality, dowry, or even feminism etc. Let’s just forget what has happened in the past, and create a new past for the future, where this world is neither of any one gender or specie!

Woah! I could get quite demanding if I wanted to! Co-incidentally, while I am writing this article, my 4 year old nephew here is talking about inventing a band that will shoot all mosquitoes! And well, that is the best idea of this list!