The Whatsapp Mania

Sometimes miss the way we used to talk

Sometimes miss the way we used to talk

So there is a question I am expectantly asked almost everyday “Are you on Whatsapp?” And while feeling like I am breaking their heart I answer in negative. Don’t be so surprised about that. If I be subtle, my phone doesn’t not support it or I say it straight that I don’t have a smartphone. Another I don’t want to hear pings every now and then. Twitter and Facebook are enough distractions already.

Yesterday my father installed it on his phone even after my warnings to him that its not for people like him. Today or I think yesterday only my cousin added him to a group she created for family. Today my father is complaining that he couldn’t take his afternoon nap due to Whatsapp’s constant pings. My cousins had started on some debate or argument. This is the second complain from a family member about how much we cousins talk. One of my cousin’s husband requested to remove him from the group. He complained that if he failed to check his phone for a few hours, hundreds of messages maybe waiting for him. My father finally got it disabled from someone. He tried to do it himself but couldn’t manage. I was not home at that time to help.

Its surprising how Whatsapp, Facebook and other networking sites have become a part of our lives. Or we can even say how we started living two lives. On social network and our life. This reminds me of quote I read on Goodreads.

β€œThere will come a time when it isn’t ‘They’re spying on me through my phone’ anymore. Eventually, it will be ‘My phone is spying on me’.”
― Philip K. Dick

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3 comments

  1. avcKpndE · July 16, 2013

    as they say too much of anything is bad, so is too much being in touch.
    It is like stuffing others into your space and it does not feel good.

    • Roohani Naik · July 16, 2013

      I agree to an extent. But what I forgot to mention is we are talkative people. So our long-time-after-conversation are lonnng and everyday conversations are long. πŸ™‚

  2. tandooripanipurilife · September 10, 2013

    Plus point for me is I am easily able to connect with my family in India.. be in touch with them.. feel more closer to them..
    true that the pings are bit annoying but we can always change the settings πŸ™‚

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