Autobiography of an addict

by Abha Deshkar

Dedicated to ME! 🙂


kaun kambaqt networking ke liye facebook par jaata hai… hum to jaate ki bas kuch dost bana sake…”


The home page of the  facebook account is such an apt name… Not only am I there most of the time..I also feel homely…it has all the things that you need in a home..

Firstly there’s always my friend the “status” asking me “what’s on your mind?”…..Tell me who in today’s world has the time to ask you that everyday!!!

Then there is the “Wall”…guess Mark Zukerberg (the founder of facebook), translated the marathi “katta” quite literally. This is one place where I can openly express myself, and have discussions with others on scholarly topics such as “was the england-India match fixed…” Serves the purpose of the Katta, doesnt it?

Next for all the girly gossip that I cannot discuss on the Wall, there is the chat and the message….serving the purpose of the telephone in my house…

There’s the organizer that reminds me birthdates,anniversaries and change in relationship status of 487 of my friends! yea, each one of them…

When I was little, I used to write a diary, today I write notes…and after a tiring day..I go through the albums, reliving some of the best moments of my life again…


So what if I dont know that my sister is having a difficulty in maths…atleast I was able to help my friend in deciding whether Kobes or Mainland China is a better place to take his girlfriend for a valentine dinner…


So what if I do not appreciate my grandmother, who cooks for me everyday, I have liked each one of the 300 odd photographs of my friend’s sisters wedding….


So what if I sulk the whole time Im home,  the whole world knows…

Abha Deshkar : has a bad headache, that is just not going away….

One of the reason that my parents joined Facebook was to know what is going on in my life! Since I dont talk to them, they try to decipher my moods from my status messages… 😐


So what if I dont know that one of my best friend met with an accident, I did wish that fellow in my college, with whom I fought once (I think. Im still not sure if he was the same one!), when he was down with malaria..


So what if out of the 487(and growing each day!) friends in my list, there are a few, whom I hope I never meet in my entire life! and that most of the remaining ones are…well …just acquaintances…


I know what you all are thinking. If she knows all this, why is she still there…


Ive even tried quitting, but it just keeps coming back…and more strongly each time.  I swear I would do anything that makes me quit this “social networking addiction” but the question is, do I want to???


Down from 24 X 7 to 3 hours each day! 😉

Abha Deshkar



Deepika Rao March 7, 2011 - 10:47 AM

U tried Quitting? Reallllllllllly ??? Dude i so dont buy that…

abha deshkar March 7, 2011 - 12:33 PM

@ deepika.. Forgot the exam time in 1st yr??? but then the withdrawal symptoms were affecting my exams more…so i let it be! 😛

sneha March 7, 2011 - 1:14 PM

story of ma lyf!!! 😉

dipti samant March 8, 2011 - 1:07 PM

nice… as always 🙂

Harshit March 9, 2011 - 3:09 AM

Try joining ur office.. where all dese SOCIAL NETWORKING Sites are blocked.. nd d only networking u r allowed nd xpcted is wth ur colleagues.. no addiction can break d wall. 🙁

abha July 19, 2012 - 4:34 PM

and now ive got myself a “smart” phone! So even if the sites are blocked in office… i still have access to fb 🙂


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