Where once carrying a rose in the hand was reflective of romantic feelings, today finds expression in status updates. Sullen forlorn lovers sitting under the trees, dejected, was once indicative of lost love. Wearing the feelings on your sleeve is high fashion. If you still slitting your wrist the old-fashioned style, that too has to go up as a status message on Facebook. And after all why shouldn’t the world know.
We have seen how culture gets constantly defined by the economics of the market and the material forces and can now see how social networks as a manifestation of those forces is impacting the culture. Life and love has moved onto a virtual space which we inhabit practically all the time. I got to know that my best friend got a job because the first thing she did was tweet about it. No wonder Aircel and INQ are using social networking as their selling points.
Here are a few questions I am left lingering with –
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