There was this guy I know who approached a girl, I was guessing that he would ask for her number after asking her name. To my surprise he said, “Miss, do you have a Facebook? I’ll just add you.”
Social media really has a big impact on our communication, that scene for example, instead of asking for her mobile number he asked for her Facebook account. I agree with him in a way, when I have her number, I can send her messages or call her, but when I have her Facebook account, I can chat with her, view her photos, stalk her status updates, I can even play games with her.
It has changed and improved how we connect with our friends and families, but is it right to just rely on social media for personal affairs. Imagine, you will just celebrate your birthday with virtual friends greeting you on your wall, people tweeting you their places and having a chitchat with others without going out of your room. How about “Guys we have a party tonight go ON skype.” That will be just great if we were thousand miles away, but just a few houses away?
Social media is a great tool in building relationships and a great help for communication, but it is not a substitute for the real deal. Would you rather poke your friend on Facebook than giving him or her a hug when you’re missing each other? It is just alright to dive in social media and to have fun, but personal and physical approach is the best foundation of a good relationship.