Okay this one is pretty simple.
Facebook needs no introduction [right?], it’s the brain child of the Harvard drop-out Mark Zuckerburg who named it after a small book given to freshmen which introduces them to college mates. Cool idea. So what does Facebook offer an average Karachiite like me?
- Unwanted messages [read: frandships and no this is not a typo]:
Observe a specimen; [my mom got this-Yes she is one facebook ^__^] Hi, how are you? You look pretty, really in your dp:):):) Can we be friends..I am a decent guy. This is my number 0333….
- Information about every bored-creative-girl-making-cupcakes-for-money
Facebook has allowed everybody with the ability to put their skills to the use. This is actually something really productive and worthwhile as any business can be set up and promoted easily. I’ve come across things such as re-embellished kola puris, handmade clutches, copywriting business and some astonishing while some weird-looking cupcakes.
- Khandaani scoop
Not that I’m interested in who attended my aunts-relatives’-friends’ wedding or who is going to be the next bhabhi or what my uncle’s craving. A little too much to digest. But yes, having a massive family helps you build a massive ‘list of friends’. Good luck maintaining your privacy settings!
- Stranger syndrome
This is the most relevant in my life at the moment.
I am a freshman in college, two weeks later I’m flooded with friend requests. Many were names I hear during the attendance roll call but can barely match them with faces. The worst part is that this is now the new approach to adjusting or socializing for that matter. Not blaming the guys, I know some weird girls too and so this applies to both genders: ‘Don’t add a complete stranger. This applies to all those you have never said hi to and never will. Thanks’.
Has your best friend uploaded a new dp*? Or are the wedding pictures up by the time you reached home? If no, your safe.If yes, welcome to the LCF : Like Comments Fight. You see facebook is presumed to depict your social standing and popularity, which is why the hippest party will have the most comments. or the best dp** [which of course will be taken by a DSLR*** camera] will have enough likes to amaze you. are you winning the LCF?
*Dp: Display picture or profile picture is the assumed best and most edited picture of any individual. you will come across ones with model-like poses, intense pack up and unusual ‘glow’.
** Dp yet again. Think fast.
**** DSLR: The expensive looking black camera which everyones carrying one with or with photgraphic skills.Yup thats it.