One of my friend’s brother K asked me today “Didi why don’t you ever come online on FB chat?” and I was like WTH in my mind. I mean not because K asked me this but because this is not the first time this question has been pointed towards me!
I find it funny. I mean if I’m not seen online that very much means that I don’t want to or I don’t have time or whatever! But when someone asks me this it makes me wonder ‘is it so important to be visible on chat lists and forums?’
I do log into gtalk but mostly I’m in invisible mode,yes! And people with whom I really truly want to chat know about this. So,they just ping me to check if I’m there…and the rest of the lot who are on my contacts list need not know if I’m online or not if I want to talk or not!
I’ve my own views about not being publicly online with that green or red mark against my name on chat lists. Cause there are umpteen number of people in my ‘contacts’ with whom I’m not even good friends with so why should they be knowing I’m online,does it really matter to them? And I do this after certain experiences…if people see you online they are sure to ping you,even if there is no work and nothing chat about! And there are people you don’t want to chat with or you don’t know what to chat with them or there are just times when you are connected to the Internet but don’t want to talk to anyone! Is not fair that if I don’t want to talk to anyone/someone I’m not visible? Or further if I want to dedicate my online time only to certain friend/family member and not get interrupted by others?
No I’m not getting irritated with this all.I’m just trying to reach to the reason behind this whole ‘being online’ issue…why is that people ask this question ‘why don’t you come online ever?’ !!!