While going through the news item in the Hindu, dt.28th.OCT. , ‘How facebook is changing the way we consume news’ I was rather disappointed to know people in India tend to share what the company calls the ABCDs: astrology, Bollywood, cricket and divinity. I am not aware how the company came to this conclusion but feel their observation doesn’t reflect the changing attitudes of the users in our country. Firstly the majority of users of FB are young Indians who think astrology and divinity are passé. Perhaps news of Bollywood and cricket holds their interest and exchanging notes about the changing relationships with their friends comes next in importance.
Coming to the older generation, the users wish the whole world to know how much they love their children. This can be seen when they greet them on their birthdays and wedding anniversaries using the best adjectives possible.
Can anything match a person to person communication(if the person is not physically present) through a phone or a letter, I wonder!