We have always been with you; informing you of new gadgets and applications, guiding you on digital parenting, highlighting for you the pros and cons of social networking, and even giving you ideas on tech gifts. However, this post is something different. Here, you will not find information on technology, rather with this post we wish to bring to your notice how technology is indeed playing a major role in taking over our real life. Let us first answer a few questions:
Have you often been asked by your family/spouse/children/friends to switch off your mobile phone/laptop so that you could spend quality time with them? Have you ever been teased at dinner for being unable to concentrate on your food with the social networking websites taking a priority at the table? How often did you upset your little one by not answering her/his queries while you were busy checking your e-mails? Do you wake up in the morning to excitedly reply to all the posts/comments your friends have added in your social networking profile? Do your nights end with you doing something similar? If you can answer to the above in affirmation, beware! Chances are that networking sites have taken over your real life. This may be a painful situation for all your loved ones and you may be missing out on something more worthwhile than a few comments/posts online.
While it is interesting to be active in the digital world, it is equally important that your real-world does not take a back seat. Imagine a life without your near and dear ones and with only your laptop and your â€˜virtualâ€™ friends. Imagine still if you had to live like that foreverâ€¦ Doesnâ€™t sound interesting, is it? It is time you take notice of the situation and devise ways in which you spend quality time with your family/spouse/kids/friends etc. If nothing, at least you will be able to set-up good examples for your children to follow. How will you limit their online time when you yourself have no limitations? Remember, like as you do not call up every one you know, every morning, it is not important that you respond to all posts/comments in your social networking profile. Real people and real situations are far more intriguing and challenging than the online ones. Take care and control the situation before it actually takes control of you and your life.