Inspite of being told more than a year and a half ago that twitter is the new networking platform thats going to take the world by storm, i resisted.
Though my web administrator-the dynamic Nirav Sanghavi prophesised it and created an account for me (suchitrak) even before people were asking whats twitter? Is it a bird?
But i went What? Such few words and me? no chance!!! That’s way too little – Besides why would i want to let the world know everytime i belched or the colour of my doggies poo? Is nothing sacred anymore?
Because thats exactly the kind of stuff happening on twitter. Ofcourse i have checked mainly the Indian celebrity tweets- because thats all i read about in the newspapers and their links are easy to find.
Looks like twitter has eliminated the stars need for a PR machinery…now you hear tidbits right from the horses mouth. Earth shattering and life altering stories about stuff like what they had for dinner or the new colour of their upholstery or what they wore to a party.No need for the media to cross check or verify or confirm any of this absolutely vital peice of information. It takes precedence over the earthquake in Haiti even
No more stars getting away with saying “I was misquoted” “I am going to sue the newspaper/channel”- for stuff that is actually invariably true-never mind for a twist of zesty masala here and there.
So the stars give out tidbits that are safe for the world to know. That distract. That reveal them as the good guys/girls just having fun on sleepless nights spreading boundless love and kisses and hugs.
Mmmmuah!!! over and over and all over again.
Come see my movie/watch my show/read my book/ etc etc being the underlying blah.
Or atleast please dont forget all about me till i make my next big announcement!! First hand to all my tweeples ofcourse.You are family! Please please. Pretty please. Love hugzzzz and many more muahs
This is true for most celebrity tweets except perhaps for the likes of Shashi Tharoor who is actually talking about the good work he is going all over the world and create an awareness and platform to share.
I agree Communication and technology has changed our lives for ever. It has its blessings…it has made the world more equal and democratic than one could have ever dreamed of. Infact i have often referred to the internet as “universal consciousness”
But now it suddenly seems to me that the world around us is turning into a full reality show. Scary. Everybody is gorging from it and feeding the voyeuristic tendencies of everybody else.Nobody even knows the difference anymore. The world is a stage, and everybody an actor. Nothing is sacred. Every facet of one’s lives is for public consumption.
TRP’s, Popularity publicity ke waaste sab kuch chalega.
I’m trying not to judge it. If its where the world is headed…who knows.
But where do we draw the line?
Information is a mouseclick away, easiest thing to access. Everything we need to know is on the internet, Except discretion. And wisdom.
For that we still have to exercise our minds and more importantly- our heart