Virtual Friends in Focus. Like Never Before!

There’s no denying the fact that the best way to enjoy and cherish friendship is with direct interaction. In fact virtual connections are being called the bane of this era.

Perhaps it’s now, that the importance of virtual connections and interactions are much in focus in a positive way.

Personally I am a proponent of virtual connections and social media interactions. Perhaps it removes many barriers in physical interactions like logistics, time and availability.

Now, why virtual connections are in focus! We are in one of the most difficult phases of our lives. The Corona virus has made the world to plunge into an atmosphere of fear. People are afraid of each other, afraid of inadvertently contracting the virus or passing it on to loved ones.

Most social interactions are being reviewed! Sports and entertainment cancelled, travel in jeopardy and the world is afraid and lonely.

Here’s where the virtual world has a role. Interact and support our dear ones. Let it be known that nobody is alone. Love and affection can cure anything. The virus, economic downturn all are temporary.

The opportunity comes with huge responsibility. Don’t ever spread rumours. The social media is for sharing love and friendship and not to frighten.

Just talk to friends, let them know that we’re in it together. That we will make a better world.

Communicate and let it be known that we do care.

Virtual Friends in Focus. Like Never Before!

Social Media Consolidation

Actually it’s about me. I like social media but I am sensitive to the reactions of others that I touch through them.

For example, whatsapp is a great enabler, powerful almost like internet and World Wide Web when it started. Among others, it is replacing the traditional phone calls.

It’s direct and meant to be personal. When we try to use it as a communication tool to a group, it raises problems. A good percentage of the group members get hassled by the impersonal messages. I have thus put a restriction on large whatsapp groups, as a broadcaster and receiver.

Good old Facebook is very good. But it is losing popularity for the very fact that it’s old. Some youngsters feel old if they are on Facebook.

Instagram is great to visually express yourself. And when you’re not very visually expressive, you tend to become a viewer, if not a voyeur.

LinkedIn is business. And when you are from the corporate world, you tend to get maximum connections there. And like all business, there’s a cost to everything.

Blog sites like this, are absolutely fabulous. Here we can be free and express our mind and read the expression of freedom from others with great passion, even without knowing each other.

Twitter is trending and I have a Twitter Account too. But I am not using it. Perhaps, to my mind it’s associated with politics and for people seeking fame with the count of followers. Perhaps I am wrong or better, I don’t know how to use it well.

And there are many others, which I may be too old to list the names.

My vote goes to blog sites.

Social Media Consolidation