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By : Ruchi Chawla, Associate/Sr. Associate -(Technical), Cisco Systems
Industry : Internet
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Today we have a list of networking site. These sites help us to connect with long lost friends. We search them and interact with them. We update our status. I have heard this a tons of times that someone has time to update the status but no time to call or meet. 


It is very important to have family time but today we are busy in networking with those who hardly matter to us and are thus ignoring the real relations. 


This is all leading to a different kind of fatigue. The networking fatigue. Many have already felt this and the networking withdrawal syndrome too.But still FB alone has 750million users..


We should better learn how to stop or we will end up getting so frustrated with no way out.. Or atleast we must give priority to real networking. Right ?


 Top Comment : Jagdeep Kaur (vp@hrglobeconsulting.com)   | 07 10 2011 16:55:24 +0000
i don't think social networking is an evil, if rightly used, we can build bridges over the gaps that occurred and can also use it professionally.The main thing is to learn to adapt it in a constructive way that it does not take you away from the real world and you manage your personal life timings. Handling the virtual world is a key to success in this fast changing dynamic scenario.
 
19 comments on "Virtual social network taking us away from real world"
  Commented by  Amol Machindra Shinde, Software Developer, Findability Sciences Private Limited    | 08 05 2011 05:21:13 +0000
I don't think so, sometime its not possible to connect people directly. So, at this moment (virtual) network is better option which helps us to connect with them. It is upto one how he/she use this (virtual) network.
  Commented by  Amita Suryavanshi, MBA/PGDM student, Jain college    | 08 04 2011 14:59:18 +0000
i don't think social networking taking us from real world, because at the end its we, who should decide how much time should be allocated and also should know our priorities... and it plays an important role in being touch with people...and every thing in this world includes both advantages and disadvantages... so depends on an individual to take  good or bad out of it... 
  Commented by  Anna George, Web Analyst, NichePro Consulting LLC    | 08 04 2011 09:48:17 +0000
Well...you could interpret it that way because you might have made use of social media only to change your status and chat with your friends whom you could meet personally too. But social media is not bounded to chat with unimportant people alone. If you see the current marketing trend, you would notice that more than 80% of marketing happens via social media. Let me also remind you that the facebooks and twitters (Networking Sites) you use are the most widely used tools to market a company or its products thereby creating brand awareness among people. After all it's we who should decide how well or worse should we make use of new trends and technologies. The same knife that we use to cut a cake can also be used for evil purposes, but that doesn't mean that we should stop using knives in the kitchen. So I would suggest that we should welcome the new trends emerging in the market and make best use of it keeping its negative sides away.
  Commented by  amit kumar srivastav, Software Engineer- R&D    | 08 02 2011 07:46:15 +0000
obviously, we cannot blame social networking site to take away from real world, at least we are able to communicate to close people using it and let them know about us unless we feel the gap between people in real world... 
  Commented by  piyush sharma, Software Developer, Navyug InfoSolutions Private Limited    | 08 01 2011 19:10:05 +0000
We can't blame social networking sites for this increased gap b/w us and our closed ones.Actually it is due to the change in our mentality and our attitude,we have become so self-centered that we find it better to update the status on social networking site rather than calling each and every friend and relative............how much practical we are naaaaa?................Wow
  Commented by  Pramod Shivaji Ithape, B.Tech/B.E    | 08 01 2011 16:00:43 +0000
i don't think so social network is on think on people to use. it is harmful and good to people 
  Commented by  kamalakar, M.E/M.Tech/MS student, National Institute of Engineering (NIE), Mysore    | 08 01 2011 15:30:24 +0000
 By social networking we can improve our professional skills by utilising it carefully but now a days some peoples use it for crime 
  Commented by  SHRIKANT MANOHAR DANKE, Consultant, Project Management Consultancy Firm    | 07 12 2011 06:55:21 +0000
Most of us are love to think & live in an imaginary world,so it is acceptable to the certain limit till it doesn't harm anybody socially, personally & mentally.
& every development has it's advantages as well as disadvantages.
Thanks for referral, Ruchi.
  Commented by  puneet kaushik, Operations Manager,Financial Analysis,hedging, NBFC    | 07 11 2011 16:20:01 +0000
no not at all ruchi
  Commented by  Rathin Deb, Freelance Retail Consultant    | 07 11 2011 07:10:08 +0000
Ruchi there are some evil people though do not want to live with but still it becomes a part of life. Networking one such thing and we will have to live with it.
  Commented by  Jagdeep Kaur (vp@hrglobeconsulting.com), Vice President, HR Globe Consulting    | 07 10 2011 16:55:24 +0000
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i don't think social networking is an evil, if rightly used, we can build bridges over the gaps that occurred and can also use it professionally.The main thing is to learn to adapt it in a constructive way that it does not take you away from the real world and you manage your personal life timings. Handling the virtual world is a key to success in this fast changing dynamic scenario.
  Commented by  Abhay Sanghavi, Freelancer, Law    | 07 09 2011 03:04:51 +0000
yes you are right ruchi
  Commented by  Abhay Sanghavi, Freelancer, Law    | 07 09 2011 02:28:52 +0000
yes you are right ruchi
  Commented by  sheriff r mohideen, General Manager -Technical, Origin Foods Limited    | 07 08 2011 13:51:58 +0000
Ruchi, this is a fact and has become a necessary evil. better learn to live with it
  Commented by  Rajal Desai, Director = www.bhavyanet.com    | 07 08 2011 12:33:05 +0000
As virtual networking is fast and easier it is adapted by us. This can be done from office and workplaces too. While if you need to call someone from your office to just show your emotions, is not possible. Actually by all means the Easy relationship is fragile and has no hard bonds.
But in consideration we should know that the real world relationship has lot of hard bonding.When two people or more meet they just don`t share their brains as usually shared in virtual world, but lots of natural emotions and body language too. 
People should get adapted and balance this evolution too. Before there was a debate that Television has changed the social relationships, but we now know that we have balanced that too.
  Commented by  Sasikanth Ramakrishnan, SBU/Profit Center Head Redington India Ltd    | 07 08 2011 11:41:11 +0000
Ruchi
Blackberry and Facebook has become an addiction for many a youngster, Its difficult for them to get out of it. Its obsessive compulsive disorder
  Commented by  Virag Shah, Office coordinator, Prince pharma pvt. ltd.    | 07 08 2011 11:37:14 +0000
Yes your are right but we can not stop it or we have no such any right to stop it. But we can change the way and promote the meaningful and right site. Today's generation so crazy that you can not stop it but they will change you or they will stop you. So it is better that if you feel like that you can definitely promote or generate awareness of meaningful site in which people can get knowledge as well as get in touch....

Thanks Ruchi for referal...
  Commented by  Rajeev N.Bhatt, Equity Trader, self employeed    | 07 08 2011 10:01:26 +0000
it depends on an individual how one uses the medium.
  Commented by  Prateek Jain, Principal Consultant, SAP Labs India    | 07 08 2011 09:26:27 +0000
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agreed !!! Social networking is good but should not take up the time which can actually be utilized to meet someone in person or call someone ... It is driving away the age-old face-to-face communication ... sad but true ... 
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