We all receive wedding invites, by post, by courier, in person and even by email. A friend of mine recently invited me for his wedding. What’s new, you might ask. Well, somebody inviting me for a wedding is not new, but the wedding invite was an out-of-the-world card, from the e-world literally! The invitation was designed to look like the Facebook homepage.
I thoroughly appreciate his creativity for designing it in such a manner; after all, who wouldn’t know Facebook, right? Nobody would have ever seen a card like that, and his wedding will be remembered by a lot of people for a long time, all because of the invite. Most people who saw the card expressed a wow. Some were of the “oh c’mon, Facebook even in a wedding invite?” kind of opinion.
Creativity apart, are we getting so obsessed that we think of Facebook even in a wedding card? Inviting people on Facebook is one thing; designing a card like Facebook is a different thing altogether.
Next, the status updates might read like this:
XYZ updated status three minutes ago:
we exchanged wedding rings
12 comments, 20 likes
XYZ updated status two minutes ago:
24 comments, 50 likes
XYZ updated status one minute ago:
I just kissed the bride, or better still,
I am kissing her now!
108 comments, 254 likes
If this was the case, people would never bother to attend weddings and would happily sit elsewhere, hitting the like button for every update posted!
A leading newspaper’s front page article was about a final year B-Tech student of the Allahabad University getting a lucrative job offer even before finishing college. Again, what’s new? Every college or university has campus recruitment programs and thousands of students land themselves in jobs before finishing college. So, this one student got a job offer from Facebook.
The reason it made to the headlines is that, he is going to begin his career with an annual salary package of a whopping $262,500, approximately Rs.1.33 crore! The student requested that his name be withheld for security reasons. Of course he needs security – from all the son-in-law seekers and husband hunters waiting to shoot him down!
People will hardly be surprised if they read another headline very soon:
Millionaire Facebook employee gets a million wedding proposals on Facebook!
The social networking site just got even more popular because of such career options it provides; double thumbs up for this. But looking at the way these social networking sites are storming into our lives, there might even come a time when a spouse will begin posting status messages that would say, “honey come down for dinner, the food is getting cold”! Or rather, has that time already come?