acebook has connected more than 2.1 billion people around the world. In India alone, more than 241 million people are on Facebook. More than 80 million Nigerians are connected in cyberspace with Facebook taking a chunk of the space! We are more addicted than ever to the menace and the indispensability of social media. The phenomenon continues to grow unabated. The billionaire Mark Zuckerberg and other social media csars gave us free social interaction and compendium platforms with freedom, but are we free?
The number of users keeps growing exponentially with stupendous dollars
raining into the 30-year-old boy's global piggy banks! The internet is a
template for the destruction of the strong and the vulnerable people. It is
also a medium to unleash your talent and inexpensively launch yourself to
the limelight. The moment your cybertool i.e. your fingertip triggers your
phone-companion or device, Booom..., the information you put online becomes
the harbinger and information for public consumption. As long as you have
bank accounts, email accounts, phone sets with service providers, your
footprints online will not be eraseable. We are all existentially being
Meanwhile, your information is like a footprint or shadow with a laser. As
you write, snapshot, whatsApping, Facebooking or consulting what Yoruba
people call Ifa, and what Oyinbo folks are called Google, the amplification
and embellishment of your information, in a jiffy, travel to an unending
destination with some unknown prowling cyborgs, cyber hackers and
cyberpunks use for their own machinations. We are all at risk of
cyberattacks and cyberpunks. Other social media engines are harvesting our
communications and information with the speed of alacrity! The funny thing
is that the unsuspecting cyborgs and social media users, including this
writer are mesmerizing in the euphoria of cyber-ignorance and enthusiasm.
Social media has recalibrated our psychology. Everyone is vulnerable, no
one is immune!
Precariously, our individual privacy and other people's information are
being hacked or compromised. Or is the global users' privacy being
harvested for capitalism and mercantilism at the users' own expense? Is the
world in the process of cyber sequestration? Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of
Facebook and other social media entrepreneurs must speedily answer these
important questions to allay our fidgeting stances and fears!
Existentially, the global citizens have coagulated and assembled with
mesmerizing stances in the global village, now for good or for bad, things
are falling apart! The world is moving into miniature of a kind; and the
zuckeville is gradually shrinking to a beleaguered world. Is our universe
etching to apocalyptic world? Every second, social interactions are turning
to social upheavals with gory pictures and hate vituperation. The psyche of
the meek users is daily under threat of psychological depression. The good
thing among others, I have observed about social media is that, it exposes
fredenimies, grandstandersrs, political opportunists and pretenders! If you
have intuitive mind, you will understand my innocent and debatable
Social media has transformed and transcended its initial purpose and
establishment. Social media has become a monumental burden to everyone.
Social media redefining our cyber-enthusiasm and the way we live our lives
in a globalized world. Social media has become a social engineering
platform for social mediocrity, political dowdiness and hitleric propaganda.
The world leaders use social media to spread fake news, deceive their
plebeians and create more dysfunctional families and societies! Even the
most educated individuals amongst the globalized world fall for all these
juicy and unpalatable propaganda. Our professor is readily example. The
world is getting jinxed. No one is excluded!
Sadly, a pint-sized world with moral and immoral values is having its
privacy morphing into extinction through cyber attacks. The rhapsody of
rapture is coming to cyborgs on cyberspace very soon! We are not talking
about the fundamentalists' rapture, but the imminent expunge of social
media users through the social tsunami. We must be prepared for this social
media apocalypse. Stay tuned and be expectant of 'the imminent