This has been a thought for a while.
This has been a known fact for a longer while.
People like you have known this all this while.
What I meant throughout this while is not our increasing dependency on technology and social media, but our entrapment in the clutches of it.
All this brewed as a result of getting a wedding invite from a friend over Whatsapp.
‘Dude, it’s my wedding on <insert date here> at <insert venue here>. Please do come’
I am sure that a lot many of you would have received something of sorts. Where has the element of interpersonal relationship and personal touch gone?
Call me old school; I still prefer the touch and feel of wedding invites by post. At least the painstaking process of fitting in your address on glossy finished cover has an input from a friend, meaning he/she wants your presence while he/she gets hitched.
Creating an event on Facebook, checking the names of the people you want to invite and mass sending the invite- despite the intent being good, the personal touch involved is not present.
While even the online marketers are using our browser cookies to generate ads based on our preferences, the kith and kin do not take so much of it being a minuscule task of taking the pains to putting in a personal feel. A telephone call would suffice with the same message spelled out; you know that he/she wants you there.
Call me old school; I still prefer reading news from the good ol’ paper sipping a cuppa coffee.
Call me old school; I still prefer the ATL promos that are beamed over all the media space.
Call me old school; this is just my point of view.
(checks iPhone and Samsung Gear S2 for updates and continues reading on Kindle)