Before I answer this question, let’s go 7-8 years back. Do you see a smartphone in your hand or, as a matter of fact, in anyone’s hand? Of course, you don’t. Compare that to the current situation – each of your family members has a smartphone; all your co-workers have smartphones; your driver has a smartphone; even the waiters of the restaurant where you last dined have smartphones. And all these smartphones are laced with social networking apps like
My 17-year old cousin Riya eats, lives and breathes social media. She is obsessed with social networking sites and calls them her best friend. Riya suffers from an uncontrollable urge to update and post anything on the web. Be it a random selfie, a picture of her breakfast treated with layers of filters or even updating her status. Does this ring a bell? Just look around and you may know someone like this or maybe this could be you!
Remember how communication took place back in time? I’m sure you would be able to relate and remember if you are the 80s or 90s kid. There were no smartphones, tablets and ipads. That was an era of snail mails and landline telephones. But then the Internet came and revolutionised the way we used to communicate.