Networking plays a crucial role in our lives. Everybody is constantly updating their facebook status or tweeting the latest news. The last time I had been to a party where I didn’t check my facebook or whatsapp was probably when I didn’t have an account in any one of them. It is a great medium of communication —– it helps us to keep in touch with our relatives and friends all over the world. But engrossed in the benefits of these sites, we have forgotten the impact it is having on our social lives. We chat online endlessly with many people, but when we meet the same people in real life, we have nothing to talk about. Today’s generation has a problem of communicating face to face mainly because the use of abbreviations has increased day by day—– IDK, TTYL, GTG and many, many more. I’m sure everyone knows what those mean. This is also the reason grammar and spellings of youngsters is going down. Also, there is no guarantee that the people we meet online are real. I’m not saying that everyone is fake, but yes there have been cases of cyber bullying, stalking and other such crimes. So, is it not better to be in the real world and focus on our real friends? I’m not opposed to anyone using facebook, twitter or whatsapp, but it is very important to be at the place where we belong. If we are with our family or friends, we should spend time with them and perhaps go on social networking sites when we are alone. Though networking has brought people closer virtually, it has made us go far from being real in real life.