Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Social Networking and Religion

People are considering "Facebook Fasts"  —  giving up Facebook for the 40 days of Lent  —  and joining groups like "Giving up Facebook for Lent" . And some are listing tips on how to go about surviving all this social networking deprivation.

What next? Just imagine the possibilities: Giving up Facebook for Navratri, Giving up Facebook for Shravan (or the token, Giving up Facebook for Shravan Mondays), Giving up Facebook for Muharram . . .

My parents (if they knew how to use computers, were Internet savvy, had Facebook accounts, and were caught up in this "social fasting") would probably start the group  — "Giving up Facebook for all Tuesdays, Thursdays, Ganesh Chaturthis, Ekadashis . . ."

Would you observe a Facebook fast for religious reasons? Which occasions?

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