The F-Book

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What were you thinking friend? I meant was facebook. 🙂

Today is the Internet Era where having a facebook profile is a must (If you don’t have one then you get an OMG reaction) and checking facebook profile at least twice a day is mandatory. There are many other social networking sites; however, facebook still remains one of the most popular amongst all.

There was a time when people kept dairies penning their everyday thoughts. However, this act is now replaced with status updates – some short, some long; sometimes once a day, sometimes several times in a day. With fancy mobile phones, accessing social networking sites has become very easy. I never had a diary, but yes, I do have a facebook account. I am not keen on posting updates but when it comes to decorating profile, I must say I am good at it.

Decorative enough, right? 🙂

Even I check my account at least twice a day. Every time I log in, the images and posts on my home page fill me with mixed emotions.

A Friend’s Wedding Album – likes, congratulations!

Honeymoon Pics – likes on couple and more likes on the destination (next on travel list)

Friend’s Kids Birthday Pics – wishes and likes

Get Together Pics – likes (longing for one)

Witty Posts – likes and laughs 😀

Horoscope Update – some hope

Love Horoscope – very little hope

Gloomy Remarks (as in break up related) – sad (but happy on my single status :))

Stupid Comment – wonder why this person is on my list??? :-/

Repeated Stupider Remarks – block the person  😉

Sale – smile does not leave my face till I shop shop shop and literally run out of cash!

Friend Request from a Long Lost School Friend (and a good one) – very happy! 😀

Friend Requests from Strangers – ignore

Someone Poking – I feel like poking in real sense

Game Requests – ignore

Company Promotional Update – likes likes as no other choice

Right Hand Side Ads – some very good ones

Photo Tagging – irritated (I am not quite fond of that) x(

Videos – some good, some annoying

Vacation Snaps – likes (God knows when I will go for one!)

And emotions keep swinging from like to dislike, happy to sad, irritation to anger, and of course, the vice versa.

For some, or rather many, this book is friendly, fabulous, fashionable, fanciful, flirty, funny, free spirited, full of life— in short, Fantabulous Book!

But for few it is fake, foul, flimsy, forbidden, futile, false, frustrating, freaky—means WTF book?

As for me, most of the times, reading this book makes me happy for the fact that I have so many friends, and that they are happy in their lives. We may not be conversing or chatting everyday, we might have not met for years now, but we are still connected, no matter which corner of the globe we reside.

And on friendship day with so many beautiful messages, again my emotions are swinging—a smile, a tear—and I am glad that there are friends who care.

Wishing all my friends a Happy Friendship’s Day and hoping to find more friends in the future on my Fav Book, my Facebook!

…Ashu Bolar

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