Facebook, in fact refined our expression. There was a time when people were not that much vocal in their view points nor could spend time enough to air their opinions openly as their private talks with peers remain locked up in their environs. But that is past and now the social networking sites created platforms to bring private gossip to life and helped people get united. We could say that the topics that figure more in such social networking sites act as barometer to gauge the public opinion.
There was a time when you could connect to Internet only with your computer or laptop. But now the technology liberated us to connect to Internet on the go with tablet computers and smartphones. Life in today’s times is more of digital and less organic.
Those who can’t reap the benefits of this powerful medium should lag behind. Irrespective of age group, one needs to be tech-savvy to grab the opportunities the technology offers. There is no denying in saying that you will be obscured in digital life if you are not part of social networking bandwagon.
Twenty-nine year old founder and CEO of social networking site Facebook Mark Zuckerberg's ambitious project to make world more open and connected is really inspiring. Today only 2.7 billion people, a little more than one third of the world’s population have Internet access. Facebook with its impressive 1.5 billion active monthly global users is a topnotch website among various other social networking platforms.
India with its 82 million active monthly users need a much more aggressive approach to reap the benefits of online phenomena. The country's educated populace is still not vocal on so many aspects of governance. One possible reason may be that they would be devoting less time on public good.
But one needs to respond to the current issues of day and should liberally share his/her views so that the inputs can help government to restructure it policies. Now a post in Facebook is a new ammunition in common man’s arsenal.