Social Media As a Tool for Social Disconnectedness – Analyzing the Facebook Usage Pattern of Youth in Delhi
Particularly, talking about youth today and their engagement on social media platforms, it would not be wrong to say that they are living in a virtual world of social media and are very distant from their real lives. This excessive usage of social media by youth has certainly changed the way they behave and also communicate. Ranging from few hours to staying online almost the whole day on social media, youngsters are today more interested in their virtual lives rather than the one they lead in reality. Gone are those days, when youngsters used to share their problems with their parents, siblings or close friends. Owing to the same, the bonds among the youth with either their families or friends has undergone a massive change.For an instance, it has now become more important for them to update photos of any event online rather than enjoying the same. Thus, by analyzing the Facebook usage pattern of youth in Delhi, an effort has been made by the researchers to understand social disconnectedness as a result of social media.