In the last few years, social networking sites such as Facebook, Orkut, and Twitter have gained immense popularity. Popularity of social networking tools such as Farmville (Facebook) have been highly popular and reaching every modern home and its inhabitants. However, what was once a time pass activity is now transforming itself into an addiction.
While a 10-15 minutes presence on these sites was more than enough in the past, it is now several hours. While one family member was previously criticized for spending so much of time, the habit soon developed into the whole family and you can easily find a number of people and families getting addicted to these networking sites at the extent of compromising their natural happiness and family.
In the quest to make a noteworthy appearance on these sites, most of us are forgetting the real meaning of happiness. And what we are losing in the meanwhile is interest in personal relationships and social happiness. While friendships are now limited to Orkut and Facebook, phone calls to friends are reducing as one can chat live but the personal touch of care, respect, and belonging is reducing due to these sites.
If you are a member of any of these sites and spending too much of your time (more than 30 minutes) per day then you can see the “wall” in personal relationships already. If you have not, do not consider yourself as an exception as the first stone is already there and you have just missed understanding your sixth sense. Do not allow social networking to kill your personal life!