Digitized Village

We live so close to one another now. Phone calls are virtually secondary. There is a Ghanaian saying that though you sleep in your room, your legs are outside. Today it is true. Our legs are outside because we choose it to be so.
The world is really a global village. Village? Is it a digital village? I guess so. The fastest way to disseminate information today is through social media. I appreciate those that use it to educate, inform and create humor for all. People are able to express their concerns and hardships and others from afar offer suggestions or assist in solutions. People are educated on policies that otherwise would remain gibberish to them. People far from home enjoy the achievements of their roots and equally share even in the pain as they are not present. Social media has created this unbelievable platform that allows us to live our very lives outdoors.
Social media has fueled the quest for material gain at all cost in order to be able to show off as the achievers do. Then again it allows people to fake it before they make it. It allows people to believe in the very lies they perpetuate till it becomes truth to them. Social media is power.
Collectively, the concerns of a people are laid bare on social media thereby generating support or backlash. If majority offer backlash does it then mean that the concerns are without merit ? It is the collective concerns that inspire this article. For some do not have the ability to command a following nor do they have a chance of having their voices heard but thanks to the digital platforms, we hear them and share whatever they have to offer. Where pictures lack, we imagine but these days there are live videos and real time pictures. It is as though we are on site!
Social media has come to stay. Today we video conference. Tomorrow we will create babies at the push of a button.

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Published by: #SILENTNOISES

I am a social advocate with a biased focus on empowering Fathers to be role models for not only their children but all children. I also love to write reflecting articles and poems on social issues. I am married with a wonderful and loving wife with whom I have three lovely children.

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