Social Encounter

Writ­ing let­ters to mum­my and papa was in my rou­tine in the hostel. For every small thing wait­ing for out­ing tim­ing and going out to make an std call from PCO or sit­ting next to land­line of hostel wait­ing for papa’s call. 

Those years were real­ly amaz­ing when I get call from col­lege office that you got a mail..oops mail means let­ter, I used to run from hostel till office to get that let­ter and remem­ber sit­ting read­ing that let­ter from my papa with teary eyes. 

The year 1999, my friend who stays with his par­ents have his own com­put­er and that with an inter­net con­nec­tion. He told me that there is a bet­ter way now to send a let­ter to your dad via Yahoo and with so much sur­prise we all friends reached his home and he cre­at­ed my yahoo id and told me how to use. Thanks, Amit, I still have that id. 

I called papa and told him the same and very next day first mail in my mail­box from papa and I was so hap­py to receive it. 

This was my first encoun­ter with social media as before that I was only look­ing up for Google. 

For next few years, I was like yes!! I’m so active that I have a social account going cyber cafe either to check email or chat with friends online on Yahoo chat. 

I still remem­ber when I returned home after my post grad­u­a­tion I entered in a cyber cafe and while pass­ing I saw a boy chat­ting on some very attrac­tive win­dow, due to my curios­i­ty I enquired cyber cafe per­son who was my fam­i­ly friend ‘What he is using?” 

He replied a new social plat­form by Google is called “  ” I was like ok let me also open an account on it and this is what I saw myself encoun­tered with the sec­ond social plat­form and start­ed enjoy­ing upload­ing pics and con­nect­ing to my friends on fin­ger tips. 

Then it is on with FB, Twit­ter, Insta­gram, Flickr and much more. Even few friends saved my name as Social Queen. 

Encoun­ter with social media was giv­ing me new mean­ing and fun but it holds more than this #WPWrites…

Don’t for­get to tell me about your first encoun­ter with social media in com­ment sec­tion!! 

Social media has given me many things in life to know what and how? Stay tuned much more is com­ing up in this series of #MyFrien­dAlexa

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  1. It’s fun to be a king or queen on social media but v can’t for­get those times when let­ter meant the blue coloured inland let­ter lying in our let­ter box , that hand­writ­ten love was very fra­grant

    • Absolutely…I still hv those let­ters of papa n friends …n mummy’s where she always men­tion her one dia­logue” jo ped jhuk­tha hai Wahi khada rehta hai” always 

  2. For me it was MBA where­in I used com­put­ers max­i­mum ear­lier than that it was send­ing for­wards to friends that’s it. The first time I came to know about Face­book I hat­ed the con­cept and not we can’t sur­vive with­out it.

  3. Ah! I start­ed with Orkut. The tes­ti­mo­ni­als and scraps were such fas­ci­nat­ing things in those days. I met a lot of my old school friends over Orkut and that was the main rea­son I joined it. Thanks for remind­ing me of good old days. ?

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