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5 Reasons why Twitter is better than Facebook

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It’s showdown time. Almost major part of the young lot uses both of the social networking platforms. But today I am here to tell you why the micro- blogging site Twitter is way better than the Social Networking revolutionary platform- Facebook. I have nothing against Facebook and personally I use both but lately I’ve been spending more time browsing on my Twitter timeline than on my Facebook Feeds.

So I thought and self intervened my mind, and here I am giving you 5 reasons why Twitter is way better than Facebook. And yet again this is purely subjective my opinions may vary and if they don’t, let’s drink to that!

1.      Thank God! For the word limit.

The word limit is like a blessing in disguise. The 140 character limit has spared us all the life’s drama and unnecessary Bollywood lyrics updates. I mean really, I have no interest in knowing why your heart goes hmmmm?!? Spare me the horror. Besides all the unnecessary status updates, Twitter very smartly helps us express in very few words. Use right words, keep your shit precise, and leave. Thank you for the entertainment.

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2.      Celebrities notice me.

Unlike Facebook which is overcrowded and vast, Twitter is concise and compact. And I can tag my favorite celebrity in a particular thought and might get Retweeted (Dream come true eh?). The fact that celebrities are quiet active on the micro-blogging site makes it even fascinating. It’s like 24 hour sneak into my celebrities life (not in some creepy stalker way). But I see very less celebrities on Facebook as compared to Twitter. At least I do.

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3.      Say aye for ‘Contests’

This is the fun part of the micro-blogging site. Contests by various brands. Of course the brands do it for promotion and publicity but people like me do it for the free gifts. Personally, half of the stuff I own is practically won by me in some Twitter contest. It’s madness but who doesn’t like free gifts.

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4.      The Circus of Trending Hashtags.

And do I even have to mention the Hashtag madness. #Never I don’t think so. One Hashtag and you are on the list of world’s opinions. Be it anything, #Twerk #Love #ArnabGoswami #Aloknath #Kejriwal, it puts you on the trending map. And I kid you not trending on global basis is ome serious shit!

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5.      Not taken down by the’ Family Brigade’

And last but not the least, I see myself in a Family Free zone. I don’t have annoying aunties and uncles hovering over my head with each and every life update I make on the micro-blogging site. I hope it stays this for a while because we need our bullshit outlet medium.  So I suggest till the time your parents and clingy relatives discover this particular social networking platform exploit it with posting on your opinions and carry on with the mindless jibber jabber. May your brain blossom within the 140 character limit.

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The 5 Reasons Why you don’t use Facebook anymore

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1. Your mom is on Facebook.

And your dad. And their cousins and second cousins whose kids are perfect. Facebook is now more like your dad’s second cousin’s perfect child’s wedding now. It’s a family reunion. And you have to add them and talk to them because, manners.  Same goes with when you don’t add your relatives on Facebook ‘ WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO HIDE ‘ ‘OOOoooOOo you have a boyfriend?’ ‘OoOooOoo you have friends who are boys?’ ‘Are you gay?’ You have to go talk to them because if you don’t, it’s rude.

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I know people who go so far as to create two profiles, add all family members on one profile and block them from their “real” profile, so they can lead a normal social-networking life. [True that we all have learnt to love and accept that Heisenberg did what he did so that Walter White could save his family, but we all know how that story ended, right?]

But who has time for double profiles now? Be realistic, you would just fake a headache and not go to that third cousin’s wedding, just like you would just ignore all their friend requests and messages because ‘Oh my god! Sorry, I never log in to Facebook anymore, THAT’s why’

2. You don’t have a DSLR / You don’t have a friend who can lend you a DSLR

How else would you make your mark on facebook if you don’t have a HQ photograph of yourself staring away from the camera/making a weird face because “it’s funny ‘coz it’s ugly”/at your third-cousin’s wedding where you have showed up unwillingly, but in really expensive clothes?

You have no social networking life if you don’t regularly have picture updates. What kind of person doesnt update their DP every month?

Maybe you could make do with the camera on your smartphone. What, you can’t even find a dilapidated car that could pass off as vintage if you apply a few filters? How does your stomach digest food if you don’t post a picture of it before you have it?

Not even a selfie? Dude, even the Pope has one. Image 1

Maybe you do post statuses every once in a while. But you’re dead on FB without picture posts. ‘Nuff said.

3. Being on Facebook is too mainstream.

If you post about what you’re doing, someone else will like it, and probably do it later, and it’s not hip anymore.  If you recommend an Indie movie, everyone else is going to watch it and it’s not hip anymore. If you voice your concern over a dormant issue, everyone gets aware of it, it’s not a new issue anymore. Image 2

Everyone can post statuses about ‘what’s on their mind’. But you’ll do it only once a year, because that makes it “ironic” (Whatever that means. Pffft)

4. Everybody else is having fun.

They’re going out for food, they’re going for trips, they’re getting married, they’re getting amazing jobs, they’re having cute kids, and they’re buying new cars. And you have nothing significant to post about. This is almost like #2, except that you do own a DSLR but you can’t even accidentally pick a good picture out of the 225 you actually clicked, because you can never have as much fun as your friends who just went on a bike trip across the country, or the ones who had a really extravagant wedding. Even if you’re not a hipster and you genuinely want everyone to check out the Indie film, you just know that it’s nowhere as cool as all those wedding pictures. You won’t even get 20 likes. That would be such a shame. Image 3

But on the other hand, if you don’t post anything at all.. Now, that would mean that you are having SO MUCH fun that you don’t even have time for Facebook anymore. Nailed it!

5. Stalkbook

Okay, so you may have either one or all of the above reasons to not be active on Facebook anymore. But that doesn’t stop you from logging in, does it? Or snooping through your friends’ timelines. And their friends’ timelines. And their friends’ timelinesImage 4

524 public photos? In 5 minutes you’ll figure out every detail, including but not restricted to their best friend’s favourite colour. Facebook has given us licenses to stalk everyone right from their college where they’re ‘feeling bored,’ to the mall where they’re ‘feeling excited,’ to the restaurant where they’re ‘feeling hungry’ and back home where you’ll be waiting till they come online and you can pop a casual ‘Hey how’s it going’.

While this kind of extensive vetting goes on, it’s natural that you lose track of time and purpose. And stalking is easier when your targets are unaware of your existence on the social network. That’s not creepy at all. *thumbsup*

So what’s your reason? (Besides #5?)

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5 Reasons Why Being Single Isn’t That Bad

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Sometimes, being single is hard. You feel like you’re the one lone ranger in the midst of a world full of candied hearts and romantic ballads, and it absolutely sucks. Maybe it wasn’t so bad way back when Facebook and Twitter didn’t exist, but nowadays, with the advent of social media, it’s about 10 million times worse. Couples are all up in your face with their stupid love-y-dove-y wallposts, and @replies (seriously though, text messages were invented for a reason), and their stupid happy couple profile pictures and their stupid happy couple coupleness. But fret not, my lonely friends! I am here to show you the light. Here’s 5 reasons why being single really isn’t that bad.

1)      We save so much more money. 

Think about it! Relationships are crazy expensive, what with the extravagant anniversary presents (if you even make it that far), the luxurious dates, the getaways, the phone bills you rack up. Being single means you don’t have any of that monetary hassle to handle. You can spend your money on whatever you want, whenever you want, however you want. Score for the single peeps!

2)      FREEEEEDOOOMMM.

In my opinion, nowadays, a lot of people use a relationship as an excuse to stalk the crap out of their significant other. It’s like they have to know what the other is doing every second of every day. Being single means that you don’t need to ‘check-in’ with anyone. You can get up and do whatever the hell you want, no ones gonna chide you for not checking with them first.

3)      Avoidance of misunderstandings. 

Often times, in relationships, a comment on a photo on facebook, or a seemingly harmless joke with a friend can be taken grossly out of proportion. All of a sudden you have these accusations thrown at you about how you’re not faithful enough, and how the person you’re dating should be the ONLY one you share intimate jokes with, or the ONLY one you should think is pretty. I think that’s all crap. Being single means that you can do or say whatever you want to without worrying about someone else’s emotions getting entangled in your fun. And this brings me to my next point.

4)      Playing the field. 

Being single means that you can check whoever you want out. You can grab a chilled out dinner with that guy in your class that you always found kinda sorta cute, without the guilt of ‘cheating’. Being single enables you to meet so many new people and do so many exciting things that you just might not be able to do when you’re emotionally invested in someone.

5)      You can work on being the best you there is. 

This is by far what I think is the best part about being single. Relationships tend to bring out the ugly side in some. All of a sudden all this jealousy and anger you didn’t even know was within you rears its ugly head, and you almost hate yourself for the obsessive way you stalk your beau and stay up all night thinking about what it meant if he/she liked their ex’s picture. Being single means you have so much more free time to evaluate yourself and the kind of person you want to be without the interference of such sundry emotions, so that when you finally do meet ‘the one’, you’re the best version of you possible, and you can handle yourself much better than most in a relationship. How’s laughing now, couples? Mwahahaha.

So cheer up, my single compadre’s! The grass is pretty green on our side too :)

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6 Famous Fads Among Indian Youth

What is the latest fad among the youth of India?

Everyone knows them, is surrounded by them, but do we really notice them in our day to day lives?

I do, so here is a list of the latest fad amongst the youth of India.

1. Posting dedications to the family and loved ones on Facebook. Facebook

I mean, really? How difficult is it to walk across the bedroom and say to them directly. I am sure they would appreciate that more than posting something on a website!

2. Buying smartphones Smartphone

Yes, we know the price of your phone and how it is the latest model in the market, but have you ever actually stopped and thought as to how much of the features you will ever use other than just keeping up with the peers?

3. Buying a DSLR Photographer

Okay, so clicking pictures is your hobby and you spent your (parent’s) hard earned money to buy a top of the line camera, but that doesn’t elevate you to call yourself a photographer. There is much more to it. It’s an art, and honestly, proper photographers don’t edit their pictures with fancy effects. What they click is all natural.

4. Instagram, Facebook and… #hashtags Hashtags

Seriously, you don’t know the meaning of hashtags. Preceding every word with “#” doesn’t make your status cool. What it does is reaffirms that you are a n00b.

5. Blackberry Messenger BBM

How many apps and social media networks do you really need to stay in touch with the same people? It’s not as if you will get new people to talk to on every new application.

6. hI…. hOw ArE yEw…. I M sOoOoO kEwL…. wAnNa hAnG oUt…. lolzzzzzz

Stahhhppp!! English is a beautiful language, please don’t ruin it. You are neither doing any favours to yourself, nor to the reader.

So which one of them are you?

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