With the hype of the elections, Mothers Day almost went unnoticed in Pakistan this year. But if there is one thing you can count on in this day and age is a constant and persistent reminder of any global event through social media. This year was the same as posts invaded our Facebook walls with people putting up quotes and pictures of their mom’s Also, the interactive pages made sure they paid tribute to mothers worldwide in their own unique and personal styles. From emotional love-filled messages to sarcastic and witty humour it truly was a day dedicated to mothers on Social media. I just hope everyone took some time and actually wished their mammas for real!
Here are a few examples of the posts we came across today:
Its been so so many days since I have seen my FB ( I lost count after the first intense 24 hours ). For all of you who were taking a vacation on Timbaktu, the summary is that after some Dopehead made a group “Everybody Draw Mohammad Day” and after some radicals filed a petition in Lahore High Court to have the site banned through PTA, who went on ahead and felt that it is their moral duty to block every website name that they know.. This would explain why Hotmail, Yahoo, Youtube, Twitter are not working anymore.
Anyways I thought that after many whinny post about how I miss my darling, It is about time that I write about some of the major impacts that is is having on me. Here is a list of things:-
1. Finding Creative new ways to waste way: Till the good old times of
My new addiction.. I am sorry FB, Trust me its just an infatuation
having FB in my life, my major time was spent playing a lot of games, and a little bit of socializing with my friends.. Initially I thought I would get some work done, but nooooo… now all my day is lost in venting about it online, trying to find back doors, and getting addicted to TweetDeck!
2. Making up Conspiracy Theories: Yes, I know that this point alone would confirm for many of you out there that I am going nuts.. But really, if they can still come up with reasons like RAW, and Jewish Lobby then why can’t I add a bit of my own theories. SO here is mine.. this was all done to minimize the Musharraf Campaign on FB.. I mean think about it, the lawyers hate him.. and he had been using FB to lure in people towards his fan page with his ad popping up on the right side of the screen… So the lawyers created this page and then had FB ban the entire website, so that they can stop his spread of evil…… This would one day be recognized as the biggest cover up of our history.. ! Continue reading
I think its high time – since it is becoming obvious as it is – that I am addicted to the Social Networking Site. I miss my Facebook, and I worry about what if the ban becomes permanent. Lets not forget, that almost all of us have tons of stuff online, from our family pictures to our dog’s boring poses. And I don’t just want it to wander around online like its in an vacuum..
The latest arguments coming out from twitter include that we should stand up and go to SC or something.. but people forget that this means that you would come out in front of millions of those radicals that won’t take a minute to pronounce you as an Infidel.. and yes, I know what that means.. simply because I have seen such blames affecting people and their daily lives!
Miss you Facebook!
So what is the sane population – as this is what we are being labeled now on Twitter – suppose to do.. As the radicals turn to the streets, we keep sitting on the last Cyberspace Greener Pastures, twitter that is! Are we really to believe that we can make an impact like this.. I doubt it!