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Facebook- From photos to OMG to Selfies to Ice Bucket Challenge
There used to be beautiful photographs taken by the Hubble Telescope or some extremely funny cartoons or the facts you couldn't even think of or your friend posing along some random celebrity. Facebook was fun, especially when you desperately needed a power-break during your office hours or when you got stuck in some 'I-don't-know-what-I-am-doing-here' kind of a marriage or a situation.

But, then slowly our feeds started to change and so did our expressions – from 'Awe to OMG'. The beautiful photographs were no longer treated as the sensation-of-the-day as the then Facebookers demanded x-factor in FB posts. And moreover, most of the photos were replaced by videos, which used to cover vast areas of topics like, how a mere shampoo can cause a skin cancer (in HD) or how mermaids were found in so-and-so sea shore (P.S – Any resemblance with a previous movie characters is purely coincidental) or how would an Alien order a cup of cappuccino when they would visit the Earth (in English subtitles) – Simply no mere respect for 'Faint-Hearts.'

And then came the present era with feeds piling up mainly because of three things – Selfies, Ice Bucket Challenge and Selfies (Oops! Did I mention Selfies earlier? Selfies-selfies-selfies.) With the front cameras constantly improving their efficiency, the selfie lovers are enjoying both the technology as well as the comments they are getting. So if there is one thing that can divert me from this 'Selfie-Mania', then the celestial answer would be ALaS ! – I mean the ALS-Ice Bucket Challenge.

If getting doused by a bucket full of ice water is giving you a 'cool' look in Facebook (I mean literally cool), how come it is helpful for promoting 'Aquatrophic Linear Sclerosis' – ALS. And if at all the Ice Bucket Challenge is really about spreading awareness about ALS, then I must say that with the given popularity the ALS-IBC is getting in the social media, everyone who are reading this post must identify that ALS 'actually' means " Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis" – No offence there.

So, travelling via 'Awe – OMG – ALaS' highway, our journey finally came to where we are at 'present'. But unless there is some alien computer virus, which can shut down all the computer grids simultaneously, I don't believe that Facebook is not having any future (Although the future may not be that bright ). So, the question of the hour is how would that future be? After 'Awe-OMG-ALaS', where would our journey in Facebook lead to?

Well, only time will tell us......

So the best thing we can do right now is to take few Selfies and challenge our friends (or the else) for ALS-IBC because, if there is one thing about this generation – everything becomes old-fashioned in the blink of an eye. So let's put all the sane and sensible feelings aside and let's enjoy the present trend before its too late.

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