Yesterday as I prepared myself to click the Rakshabandhan photos of my 9 year old daughter tying Rakhi to her brothers, she warned me against posting them on FB !! “Click the photos if you want, but don’t post them on facebook” is what she said. My teenage son also supported her in the same.
Been thinking about it… the way we (I mean our generation) and our seniors are active on facebook, our kids are not very keen about it.
I get such warnings of not posting their snaps on facebook during every birthday party, outing, vacation.
Are they growing up to be unsocial? Nopes I don’t think so.
It is the ease of communication to the current generation which was not present during our time, which has made us so addicted to facebook.
For me the best part of facebook is getting an “Add friend” request from a long out- of-touch friend or relative. For me I get excited when out of the blue, thru one facebook friend I get in touch with another. When we were small, we did not have access to mobiles, whatsapp and other messengers, like todays kids. Most of us depended on keeping in touch with each other over phone calls, emails(at a later stage). Our elders were in touch with each other by writing letters… an art which I believe is missing in our generation.. let alone be present in our kids.
Communication and keeping in touch is far easier for the todays kids, then what we and our elders had.
Our kids will never know the fun of giving blank/crank calls thru landline numbers which were in our time very difficult to trace. Modern day lovers, have direct access to each others mobile numbers.. they will never know the fun/excitement/fear of calling on the landline number, hoping that it wont be picked up by any other family member. Now they can directly call each other, message each other.
Just a few thoughts when I started thinking, am I overdoing it by posting snaps on facebook… but then I think our life was far far better…..