Ashim Sunam, sports journalist, feels that he needs to know what his friends are up to, at least, once in every 24 hours. Talking about his addiction, he says, “Facebook has become part and parcel of life now. You can't do without logging in at least once, no matter what. With communication made easy through Facebook, my social life has definitely seen an upward trend. It is so easy for someone to arrange a party or a gathering with friends as well.”
After researching on the subject, I feel that people these days lead dual lives, and doing well in the virtual world has become very important. According to Ankit Huss (for anyone who doesn't get his surname, he has rechristened himself as he is an ardent fan of Australian cricketer Mike Hussey, and insists on using this name), most of the people take to Facebook to escape the realities of the real world.
For Ashish Arora, a copywriter, Facebook is a stress buster. “Our daily lives are hectic and day in and day out, we are so involved in our jobs, meetings and business luncheons that we hardly take time out to socialize. Thus, thanks to Facebook, which allows us a virtual stay-in-touch technique, we do not feel that isolated. It has definitely helped us improve our social life and also our communication," he feels.
B. Alekhya, mother and a working woman, who doesn’t find time to call her friends up, believes she would be lost without Facebook. “On the flip side, it is an addiction as well,” she adds.
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