Social Media and Technology Disorderly to Mankind so to our Social Norms

generations steering towards social meida
generations steering towards social meida
Revolutions are ongoing, continuously inevitable and more likely uncertain and sometimes social yelling. During the last half century change in technology and industry which has never been seen before. Technology outperformed exceptionally the other matters of life and one of the most prominent invention has to be credited is computer and more interestingly social media. Under your clicks the world was seen tremendously shifted and information shrewd globally on a single spot.  Moreover, mankind is now driven with computing processes and walkovers.

Surprisingly technology upbeat became an ancient wonder

It can be obviously observed that it is never ending change, when a single machine was into account no one did imagine a sudden change but obviously world required to be connected simultaneously, as information flow to different locations in single second observed like a mesh. As technology progresses, the hardware and software capacity of computers improved and now lately huge space in a tiny piece of hard disk surpasses large room size servers where they were dedicated to handle large storage and these devices could be easily available in your handheld PC. Now it is part of mass discussion on “Moore’s Law” that internet is unexpectedly growing tremendously, even you can imagine 50 million web pages on Google alone which points towards that how internet is growing rapidly.

Aristotle’s “Social Animal” rephrased

Humans have always exposed enthusiasm and advised to discover unlearnt, uncover which is not appeared yet invent with more innovation and novelty. Although internet is invading slightly in our lives where millions of people go for their quest of knowledge but the most interesting part of internet is not even professionals and educationists engaged by it but also it is deeply absorbed in our social life. Aristotle once rightly quoted that “Man is by nature a social animal’, perhaps if he would have been alive he would had observed that man is a social network animal. A person living apart from other cultures and societies can easily learn ethics and social norms of global society.

A sheer growth of internet observed in past few decades

Social Media became like a family member
Social Media became like a family member
Alvin Toffler in his book “The Third Wave” affirmed that the coasts of the Earth have been smacked by wave of information. Amusingly the influence of Internet and socializing from side to side networks was so tough that whilst Alvin Toffler wrote down this book back in 80’s internet has not yet arrived at its essence, although it has not attained it currently but it’s far more magnificent than back in 80’s. But still the anthropological alterations pointed by Alvin are very noticeable and obvious. Ships, trains, supersonic jets etc have not abridged the limits of this world but Internet has actually made this world a global village. It would not be an exaggeration; but sole discovery of making an insufficient data packet run from one point to another brought all other creations of 20 century to their knees.
In the meanwhile, another marginal change took place where a huge junk of information scattered around internet online seeks attention by some socialists and they brought commendable ideas on directed all the sites on social platforms. Even it was only information got a social media impact despite humanity piled up to different social networks. Global informatics, marketers and corporate businesses provided it a solid base to build global social house where there was a no ethnic or demographic discrimination found as in reality.

Not a coincidence but how social media steering humanity is significant

Social Norms for next generation
Social Norms for next generation
Most of the people still wondered how they have been first tempted to create their orkut accounts where they were seamlessly very close to their faraway friends on unseen geographical locations. They were sharing witty scraps and funny stuff with them as they do with their native friends, and they were anxiously waiting for comments of their online friends they get ebullient and recharged by it.

This new direction of making friends staying online and interacting not even with them but also with their culture, norms and thoughts which increased knowledge of biodiversity and even intellectual abilities with open discussions. A space of geographical distance, religion, caste and believes etc has now been fairly covered by Social Networks. It is literally said that if a caveman would have been in this era he would had stunned. We cannot imagine depth and breadth of social media around the world as a recent survey of facebook statistics has revealed 800 million users are connected actively on facebook social media. And one can assume that number of connections can be calculated by squaring the connected people according to Metclafe’s Law. So a terrific number of “node links” can be hardly imagined and so as the vastness of social sites.

Now the backlash that how social norms ruined

Facebook invasion in our daily lives
Facebook invasion in our daily lives
This picture of social media is although very attractive as people are open to be loved and liked by their social friends and mates but there are some cons always are expected to be there. Accepting social media is becoming more important in our social life than to buy a new dress. Still no harm, but no one can understand how deeply pinching social media our society. Social sites have been indulged to make people more stubborn and sluggish as they spend most of the time being actively involved in online community. Darker side of this is they have unintentionally involved in increasing a span with books, real life friends and even their personal life getting struck by this addiction. The aspect of tolerance and flexibility in their social behavior and attitude has been outlawed as preferences have been shifted towards online community whilst their parents are getting far more important. Fulfilling your social desires and affection scarcity everyone is now looking towards a social partner which is impractical. Furthermore, it is expected that in near future our social norms and individual respect will also be reformed by social media which could be hilarious situation.

Social Media overloaded
Social Media overloaded
Apart from these aspects of social media uttered, we wouldn’t have to be more pessimistic but with all these there should be individual assessments taken by one that what brought best the social sites and social media in our life. Even though social networks brought into a social big bang assumed its inclusion and invasion like a family member is yet to be considered well before next generation holds on coming era. They might be feeling well with this but in meantime lonely, impatient and careless. Worldwide businesses and marketers will be targeting this unconscious behavior for just getting their profits and no one would be in position to describe how their personal respect and social authority has been departed.
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About Khawar Akram

Efficient professional with approximately 3 years of experience in a medium size digital web agency and geotechnical engineering organization. Has profound knowledge of web and e-commerce application development. Expertise and experience in application deployments, analysis user requirements and client trainings and support. And proficient in adapt latest technologies, motivated and accomplished IT professional with resource management and programming skills and cooperative to peers and friendly to the starters.