Can electronic messengers and social networks replace a heartwarming letter?

“ To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.  ~Phyllis Theroux “

What a beautiful thought indeed !! Truly, letter is a good way to convey your feelings to your loved ones without moving anything but your heart. Gone are the days when people used pigeons as a medium to send their written messages. Slowly with the coming times, postal system enabled people to convey their messages on postcard and deliver it to their loved ones. But with the advent of social networking websites, mobile apps (Whatsapp, Viber, Wechat, Hike) and mailing platforms (Yahoo mail, Hotmail, Rediff etc), it has become very easy to deliver your message in just one go.
Within a fraction of second, you can deliver your messages in an interactive way through smileys and other funny icons.

Social networking websites like twitter and Facebook has enabled people to stay connected virtually with their loved ones. Though electronic media has connected us virtually, but the emotional bonding between two people is diminishing day by day. Letter sealed in an envelope had its own charm as the heartfelt words written on the paper connected a mother with her son, a wife with her husband, a sister with her brother. Love letter sealed in an envelope had its own charm and affection. But the days are a passe now. Earlier one had the time, patience and feeling to pour out his feeling within the letter, but today who has the time to write out a letter? On one hand, we may be in constant touch with our friends and loved ones 24×7, but the emotion is slowly reducing. My intention of writing this article is not pointing out on the excessive usage of electronic media, but to throw a light on the changing phases of messaging. So, whatever messaging medium you choose to convey your feelings make sure that each of your words has a substance of love and compassion.

Happy Writing
Prashant Badiger


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