Why has our life become Facebook-centric?

Having a Facebook account has become a necessity once you turn 15+. It all starts with scrolling through your boring newsfeed and sending friend requests. But once you are all set, your life becomes Facebook-centred, which sets me wondering why it has become such an integral part of our lives.

Our Facebook persona has become our primary concern and we fail to realise we have a beautiful life beyond the digital screen. We pose for photos even better than models to garner a respectable number of “likes”, we beat our brains for a fitting caption to define our profile picture, we go to restaurants and uber cool places only to update status or “check in” from that place. Each and every moment of our life revolves around Facebook.

Let us rewind to our Facebook-less lives for a moment.

We will realise that a select choice of candid photos evokes the choicest and genuine moments of our lives, that calling on a friend on his/her birthday reinforces the bond of friendship better than posting a birthday wish on their walls, that we were happy in whatever small world we were in and we will discover this unfeigned and classic way of life can never be paralleled.

The writer is in her I Year of Information Technology, Madras Institute Of Technology, Anna University