According to a recent study, internet life style is giving more pleasure than materialistic happiness. Lifestyle related to internet world does include time that has been spending by users in their respective Facebook and twitter accounts. Booth School of Business of Chicago University conducted a survey on the Internet lifestyle of people for seven days in Germany gives some surprising results.
Majority of survey holders responded they feel better when they are within their favorite social networking sites than smoking or mating. It is truly a shocking result. Perhaps, for the first time persons are more attached to the virtual world than ever before. They are now considering the pleasure from a materialistic world has a far lesser impact on their life than being staying alone and surfing friends and relatives with their preferred social networking sites.
The most deplorable aspect of this survey as it covers the entire spectrum of people from all ages. People are no longer feeling alone while they are home alone. In the past there are popular “Home Alone” series of movies, where a child of ten years of age is staying alone in home and facing difficulties and in the process with his wit and instant decision making saving his home as well as himself from attackers.
Now, the situation of home alone is diverse, but the person is connected with near and dear ones through high speed Internet. He can send status updates to let know about him. Involvement with virtual world augmented with the advent of smart phones and with the introduction of push messages.
The primary objective of running behind internet life is relentlessly because of cheaper price of using the Internet. Let us now compare this with a real pleasure which most individuals generally follow. Smoking is costly and one has to stay constantly outside and with due course of time. The tax upon cigarette is on higher side with the announcement of each and every annual budget. Now, with the introduction of wireless mobile internet, cost of internet is on the lower side. People used to opt for internet pack which is a monthly basis and he can use it for a certain amount of data transfer.
Most mobile careers are offering Internet packs. In this way, it becomes cheaper for people to stay connected within social media communications around his near and dear ones. If he is travelling due to professional commitments, apart from connecting with mobiles he can update his locations and statuses through Facebook and Google+.
Here, there are many privacy options and customized remote options for each and every status updates, he can post his locations and restrict information access through smart privacy options within a social networking site. From his dashboard, he can observe and update himself what other friends are doing and in this manner. He could never feel left alone while staying alone from them. People love to develop relationships from social networking.
As one will not have to spend much while building up relationships. As in workaday world when someone try to build a relationship, he has to spend more at different dating. In this survey, most respondents emphasize the spending part is responsible for their more and more involvement into the simulated world. In this survey respondents are from diverse age of life, and most of them are Internet savvy and they have emphasized the single most important factor in deciding use of social networking is the pecuniary matter.
In this survey, respondents are given three choices of social networking, smoking and drinking and dating and mating and out of this they have to choose one irresistible option that cannot be held back. It is the most astonishing aspect of this survey. It proves social networking sites are some sort of addition and after getting into it, one can hardly get out of it easily.
He wants to update his status, share pictures and also wants to like or plus additional people status continuously in order to provide his presence of seeing other people’s statuses. He wants his updates to be liked by many and he wants the visibility. It can appear to be a madness to some who have not ventured into that sort of habit, but for people who already into it, can hardly ignore updating their statuses and checking into their favorite social networking websites.
In the present time, Facebook is popular among the masses. People can share their opinions and status updates to fellow friends and followers from timeline of Facebook. It is one of the most vivid and versatile social networking site where the people from all around the world always like to share statuses. Most of the people from all the ages and walks of life do have a Facebook account. It is more popular with the younger generation. Though if fresh survey was to be believed, then it is becoming unpopular with the younger masses and more and older people are now using it and updating statuses from time to time.
It is surprising how the basic human instinct of staying socialism has been in the form of simulated world though it is making them more and more lonely owing to fewer get together and staying outside. Some business units are utilizing the mass popularity of the face book by sending Face Book logo jerseys and these are mostly prevalent among young masses. Sometimes back there was a scam to confront book shirt where the user has to like a face book to receive the shirt, whereas the fraudster have made his page popular and get enormous clicks on his face book page by making this fraudulent announcement. It is true most young mass does not like this Facebook shirt but it is slowly getting momentum in terms of selling parameters. It is true that everything glitters is not gold.
There are countless devastating effects of social networking are there. As while browsing for social networking the immature minds find the most secure place, as they know the manipulation of remote option of social networking sites and with it they can restrict the inner circle of them with ease and to completely coolness. Recent Facebook incident at Gurgaon describes the growing menace of the face book can be. For this proper parental control is need of the hour.
In Gurgaon, one, tenth standard student, through his face book requested his fellow classmates to attend the birthday party celebration. He required them to come to the celebration on the coming Sunday. He justified his decision of celebration even though their examination is around the corner. He said in his Facebook time line of extreme pressure of education and also pressure from parents to perform excellent and also pressure from teachers. He talked about in the mean time it is always a nice idea to reach some sort of leisure time, as it can refresh mind and concentrate more on education matters.
He said in order to relieve from all these extreme pressures one has to resort to some sort of entertainment. It will relieve their mind, heart. All these had been famous words uttered from ductile mind of tenth standard student as a consequence of this his appeal attracted many fellow classmates and they have agreed to join the birthday celebration of his.
They have collected 600 rupees per student and required all of them to reach to a particular pub at two pm noon time. He had required all of them to bring their girl friends as well as if they have good quality liquor at home. They should bring it along. He said no one should be afraid of this party as it is in a sheltered place and away from hawking eye of law enforcing authorities. 100 students reached there between the ages of 15 to 20 one hour prior to the designated time. It was an amazing act how youthful minds have the leverage to such additions and this poses a greater risk for proper development of future generations.
The student who has organized this party in the name of his birth day celebration, and this was supported by other class mates who have attended this meet, is a worrying factor and this needs a proper scrutiny why this degradation to life at such tender age is happening. They named this party as “Sex and Smoke”. Here, they were planning to do smoking, drinking and taking all the other banned substances. In the noon time, they were dancing, singing and making merry among themselves inside pub unit. With dance jockey songs in the corner, they have to dance, drinking and taking banned substance in the broad day light. This party has been arranged through face book, and it was kept secret.
All the students are from high class society and they were wearing modern clothing and have chosen one isolated pub to enjoy their time. Luckily, police received this news from their sources and custom department raid there and asked all the students to sit there. In the mean time, news channels people reached at that spot with the camera and mike. The students in fear of coming into their face on news channels were trying to hide their faces with clothes. After this incident, the pub was sealed.
Manager and owner of the pub were arrested and in custody. Many a times, we tend to overburden with the news of police atrocities. In this case, police showed their brilliant wit, as instead of looking under the law, they called their parents to the pub. Police showed them what their children were doing there. Parents were dumbfounded in seeing their son and daughter of so soft age was involving such incidents. In front of police, they beat their children. Police let these children go to their home peacefully.
In these enlightened age parents need to understand the growing menace of social networking sites and their ill effects. These are not isolated cases. There are many such cases are there and for this the responsibility of parents is superior. They should watch what their children are doing in the past time with social networking sites. There is much parental control software there in the marketplace and these needs to be installed on your child’s computer for a constant watch on their children. Administrator accounts should be locked and children should be using the standard account in order to watch such incidents.
Minds of teenagers are not so strong. In this case, they cannot resist such temptations. For this courteous guidance of parents and their formidable roles in these cases is the need of the hour. It is high time. Conscientious parents should watch and observe where their children are going in leisure time. Otherwise, there would be ample scale degradation of basic moral and ethical values among future generations.