Story of a lost journalist

July 25, 2014

Talk to me, people

Filed under: Daily Rot — Cris @ 19:37

I have decided I do not like google anymore. And I do not like Facebook anymore. Because I can’t ask my friends anything anymore!

“Hey B, who do you support for world cup?”

“Check my Facebook.”

“Hey C, what is the meaning of this term you said on chat?”

“Check google.”

“Hey A, how was your trip?”

“I have put the photos up online.”

Well yes, google is good when someone tells you something so obvious that everyone else seems to know, and you could secretly google later, without admitting ignorance. And yes google is good, when you are chatting with someone and they talk about something totally alien to you, and you could go and google in a new window, and come back to chat knowing it all. Yes, it has its goods. But the good old on-the-face stuff, I miss, even if it be “Don’t you even know that??” or “Where were you when this was taught at school?” That was good, now they send you off to references, even if it be about their life. I am waiting for “Why would you ask me how are you, didn’t you see my daily morning status?”

Or maybe you will go surprise a friend and say “guess who?” and she will say “wait, let me take your picture and check among my Facebook friends.” And worse, come back saying “Nope you are not there, you better add me first cause I don’t talk to (Facebook) strangers.” No exaggeration here, people have already stopped talking to you cause you didn’t ‘like’ their new profile picture. Or comment about their cover photo.

And remember the times when you had a small party and forgot to invite some friend or another, and could hush it all up later? Nope, not happening anymore cause some blighter would happily post it online and caption it “fun times!” But all this is not my problem, this has been talked about, whined about enough. All I want is for my friends to reply to me when I talk to them, without sending me off to the internet for my answers.

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10 Comments »

  1. Nice one Cris 🙂 I’ve heard such replies too now that I think of it. More posts please!

    Comment by Vivek — July 25, 2014 @ 21:07 | Reply

    • Thanks Vivek, i will try 🙂

      Comment by Cris — September 25, 2014 @ 23:28 | Reply

  2. “Curiosity vows to kill no more cats” – Google 😉
    (An under-note: A study found that most cats are voluntarily committing suicide after being mercilessly subjected to the sensational FB status updates of kith & kin)

    Comment by Amogha — July 28, 2014 @ 12:11 | Reply

    • haha pinks :D. By ‘kith and kin’ do you mean kith and kin, like me? :p

      Comment by Cris — September 25, 2014 @ 23:27 | Reply

  3. True Cris , now everything has to be uploaded to FB . Whatever may be the question , the normal reply come now from most of my friends is “Check FB , I have uploaded the pics”.
    A few days back I saw a FB status update of someone informing her mother has passed away .
    And there were 6 LIKES for this :O :O I kept wondering what made them LIKE such an update.

    Comment by ammusree — July 29, 2014 @ 08:32 | Reply

    • Exactly, Ammu. It has almost become impolite to not like a post, or maybe it is their condolence they give as ‘likes’.

      Comment by Cris — September 25, 2014 @ 23:27 | Reply

  4. true… Facebook is like a form of slavery that people love. Heard some reports of folks( in US) calling the cops when FB was down for about 10-15 minutes yesterday. The Sheriff had to use TWITTER to inform the people that there is nothing he could do about FB.

    Gone are the days when friends used to brag about their vacations or talk about their problems in a real face-to-face conversation.
    There is a dialogue by jesse eisenberg(actor who played mark zuckerberg) in the movie ‘social network’; “It(FB) won’t be finished. The way fashion’s never finished.” That idea is getting stronger and stronger day-by-day.

    Comment by iamworthatry — August 2, 2014 @ 17:06 | Reply

    • That is a scary thought, aswin. But it shure looks like it. This is not one of those times where a craze just dies with time. No one seems to get tired of it, it just keeps growing.

      Comment by Cris — September 25, 2014 @ 23:25 | Reply

  5. I am another who has started strongly hating the social networking madness. Seeing facebook updates is too tedious. People keep staring at phone to find who likes their status/pic and how many likes they get. I have this as a personal experience, someone due to mere mis-understanding making a situation and declaring about it to the wide white world through FB and tens of people liking and commenting on them. It is one revolution, which is uncontrollable and intolerable.

    Comment by Viji Venu — September 24, 2014 @ 00:10 | Reply

    • Yes Viji, but it becomes intolerable when all this “staring” is done in a gathering of friends. They can take all the time they want with the social networking, but a wee bit of attention when you are face to face with someone would be nice. They don’t even meet your eyes, it is on the phone all the time, hands touching touch screens, making posts, liking ‘statuses’.

      Comment by Cris — September 25, 2014 @ 23:41 | Reply


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