Is everything alright with me? Am i down with some weird syndrome ? Do i need to see the doctor tomorrow ?
Yeah, everything is fine with me, except that the stage of life cycle of online social network is changing with me.
(Stages: Introduction, Growth, Saturation, Decline) (These stages hold true for me as customer/user of service, not for the product)
Let me state in one line my journey with online social networking sites.Fear-Like-Love-Addict-Get Rid.
When it was introduced to me, i had a fear in mind about its vulnerability, fake profiles, misuse etc. The reason being environment of conservatism during earlier college days and unaware of instructions for usage.
As and when i understood many explicitly understandable and subtle applications (as in what to be viewed by whom, security concerns), i liked it. In fact i started using it regularly.(Read everyday)
During the growth stage, i loved it. Keeping logged in for hours, chatting with friends, searching some old buddies, adding photographs, videos, scrapping, liking, commenting was a holy duty.
As time passed on, and saturation stage brought its dull colors, chatting with same old friends, just asking howz u? howz life at ur end? seemed to be too boring. New time killing methods were games (Searching the treasure and shooting the bubble :P), applications ( opening the life box, what is the hidden meaning of your name, when would you die) and all sorts of activities, which didn't have justification to be done. (I still don't have one)
And now, at this stage i feel like these sites are good, as long as you build a healthy network, use them with a purpose, and yeah for a limited time.(May be seconds).And here i reach the decline stage. I have been trying to log in occasionally and not waste some good time. And guess what i have been pretty successful in that. (A pat on my back) :-)
Hope i don't login after i end this post. :P