Internet allows us to stay connected with each other no matter where we are. On the other hand, it also isolates us and encourages people not to socialize.
To what extent do you agree with these statements?
Social Networks, Forums, Chatting tools: Text and video, Stay Connected, easy access of information, Personal and Professional growth
Network replaced relationship, no emotional touch, shallow relations, E.g. of mars mission, chasing a mirage, ultimately isolation
We have been literally surrounded by web of internet which has been instrumental in recent progress of human society at unprecedented pace. This growth has helped people get closer; making their relative positions almost invalid and turning this globe into a village. At the same time, it is evident from recent relationship patterns that more thought needs to be given to the implications of the development.
After the advent of mails and social networking, people all across the world came closer. Daughters settled in America started consulting their mothers for recipe each evening. Text and video chatting made this access even easier as not only location but time constraint really doesn’t matter now. Effects of internet transcend personal growth and affects professional life very prominently. Worldwide access has translated into fast, well informed and critically sound decisions which, has major impact on overall business size and model.
However, we never realized that ‘relationship building’ has transformed into ‘networking’ and spread of the relations became important than its depth. These shallow relations sucked out emotional bonding and gave undue importance to chasing a mirage of information. The day human race became more curious about social media status than neighbour’s, was the day we seized to put importance on meaningful relations and as a result, rise of internet re-habitation centre is seen.
Introspection reveals that, internet is probably greatest discovery since fire and wheel and its justified use can serve as powerful unifying tool that this world ever needed. At the same time its unconscious use may throw us into terrible darks of isolation. Hence, a balanced approach is advocated.
Unprecedented: extraordinary; implication: casual remark, indirect result; advent: rise; transcend: go beyond; prominently: certainly; mirage: illusion; seize: stop
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