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Monday, January 27, 2014

No Jealousy, Please!



After the mild success of ‘The Curious Case of Facebook Likes,’ presenting one not-so-open admission of Facebook Junkies.

Kneel in front of Bhak Sala
Pray to Garbage Bin
When some profile on your Facebook account
Unsettles you from within

Hype on their profile picture
As you scroll your timeline
Shoots up your pulse rate
And you seek some intervention divine

Nah, you don’t press the Like button
Instead analyze and over-analyze
Helplessly gasp at their Like count
Which multiplies and multiplies

Fuming with jealousy
Soothing that bee-sting
You name them, drink without fizz
Latest senseless fad like Honey Singh

A vow not to praise them
But you don’t unfriend
Caressing your ego
It becomes your ultimate revenge

Oh, dear Mark
Who thought Like can put some many at unease?
But isn’t it all about networking
So no jealousy please

Count thy friends, post some happy stuff
Social networking thrives on Humor, Sharing and Love

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90 comments:

  1. Lovely! I guess the number of likes on a picture does do somethings to some people!

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  2. You've to know what your dream is, then, it doesn't matter. Mark knows his, it is harmless though. For him. Or, maybe not.

    Nice read!

    Blasphemous Aesthete

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  3. Yup, there are animals like them which you've described in your poem. A lovely thing you've written, Saru :)

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    1. There are all kinds of people and they add spice in our life. Glad you like the poem, Preeti.

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  4. Aha, Saru now bringing out hidden skeletons :P

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  5. hehe Indeed! Loved the gentle digs. Nicely written.

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  6. I am taking this poem to those dirty folks whom u described so well ;)

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  7. Superb :) FB has taken over and managing our lives expertly !

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  8. And then a study claims that FB will die by 2017:( How will all these exist?
    Unlikely is'nt it, Saru?

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  9. Just when I was reaaaaaaaaaally green because someone I hate got likes on the dumbest photo ever!!
    I loveeeeed this one Saru!

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  10. So very true! Brilliantly written.

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  11. Interesting to share occasional heartburn through whimsical FB.

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  12. Haha. This is interesting. I normally dont get jealous of people because of what happens in Facebook, but when I see some thing/person getting attention because of something that is not worth it at all (in my opinion), I get irritated!

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    1. Why care for someone else, Ash? I heard a conversation which inspired this post. Glad you find it interesting.

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  13. truth of facebook like .. love the way you brought this up in form of poem ! wonderful writing as always :)

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  14. Hehehe !!! Very interesting.
    Facebook hidden secrets
    loved it :)

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  15. Hahaha..I think social media was invented just to polish our stalking skills :D :D

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  16. Nice lines.. you've pointed out the 'like' thing wonderfully :-D..there are many people , even some in my FL too, who actually count the number of 'likes' and their ego is directly proportional to the number of likes :-P

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    1. LOL! I find it quite strange. Why would you do that? I think they are very free in life. :)

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  17. :D How true! This one time I heard three girls in my office arguing (loudly!) over who got more likes on their respective profile pics! Guiltily enjoyed eavesdropping!

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    1. A similar conversation led to this poem. Even I was overhearing :P

      Welcome here :)

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  18. I think I have forgotten what life was like before Facebook! What if FB shuts down suddenly one day. Where would all the high and mighty go for their dose of admiration. :) Must share this. :)

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    1. Yeah, we will all be shocked. Pray, something comes up before that and it should be better and more fun. :)

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  19. Ahaan! No matter how civilized and cool minded we pretend ourselves, Human nature is something which makes us human. :) Jealousy is a part of it.

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  20. Very beautiful how can you take such a topic and come out so beautiful.i am amazed.very nice:-)

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  21. Hehehe 2 thumbs up.. ooppss I just liked it twice in Facebook style :v

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  22. lol, this is so true! Social networking has taken the best and the worst part of us.
    *LIKE* :p

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  23. hahah lol.. a like is so much more than another notification for some .. agreed ;)

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    1. Yeah! Turns out quite a thing for few. Thanks for reading and welcome here. :)

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  24. Truth is depicted in this post about social networking :) Loved the ending Saru :)

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    1. Thank you, Saurabh. Truth or note, a good way to lighten up, right?

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  25. As they say too much love stifles. :) So facebook "likes" makes you feel uneasy. :D

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  26. haha....very apt. the other similar area like notification goes on watsapp....people waiting for answers rechecking 'last seen' time...lol

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    1. Oh, they do that? A revelation to me. I better keep tab of it when I am avoiding someone there :D

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  27. hahahaha… awesome Saru! As always :D

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  28. Nicely written.

    About the Facebook likes, its human nature. Psychologists revealed that their studies found out that people are more happy when they get more likes for their pictures or posts. Even out of the social media, people are happy when their kids score more marks than their neighbours son or when they get expensive gifts from their near ones. The same is replicated in social media too.

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    1. True, we look forward to social acceptance. Thanks for reading.

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  29. Jealousy is a green monster and Facebook breeds them like hell..:)

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  30. a good take on FB and jealousy!

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  31. Well written piece, and so true:-)

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  32. Helplessly gasp at their like count
    Latest senseless fad like Honey Singh

    Very true ;)
    Now, you must have got why I didn't create a FB page yet. ;)
    Hahaha.... :)

    How are you?

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    1. I am good, how about you? Where have you vanished?

      Good to see you back. You were missed, Gayatri :)

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  33. And that's called Social network.. Unfair, uneven, un-nerving and in most cases not worthy of a response..
    A different poem this Saru.. Good one :)

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    1. To have said what most of us feel but sadly, we are addicted to it.

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  34. Hahaha This is quite amusing! I am thinking what compelled Saru to write this one, when she is one of the coolest updater around ;)
    P.S. People want to like something light and mild than something heavy... Whichever way your life goes and their love for you!

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    1. I overheard a conversation and one girl said, 'Lekin uske like itne kaise?'

      You are right about P. S. Shesha :)

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  35. Awesome. It is true.

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  36. Ha ha ha ....... Really enjoyed reading it!

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  37. Aptly put, Saru! Haven't logged on to my FB account for more than 2 years now. And no, not out of jealousy!!! :)

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  38. Hahaha....Looking for the "Like" button :)

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  39. Ha ha loved the psychology behind simple FB likes :)

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