The Guindy Times

The campus magazine of CEG, AC Tech and SAP

Cybermania Is Here To Stay

Cibita Giritharan

April 07, 2017

A serious disorder has struck many victims, with students being highly susceptible. Doctors are shocked and treatment is yet to begin. The new disease has been named ‘cybermania’. Beware: it has gone viral and can be shared instantly if you have a mobile phone. To know if you have been affected by this disease, you have got to check for the following symptoms:

  • If your day cannot begin without checking your phone and scrolling down the forwarded ‘Good Morning’ messages from your friends on Whatsapp, you have surely been affected.
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  • “Facebook is there to remind me of birthdays and anniversaries. I need not remember them.  It never fails to notify me and so there is no chance that I will overlook the day”. Are these your regular thoughts? Finding a cure to this may be close to impossible. P.S. If your friend did not put his/her birthday on Facebook, you need to be gravely concerned.
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  • Memes have pretty much replaced newspapers as your source for current affair updates.
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  • Sequence of events: Whatsapp group name has been changed. It is someone’s birthday today. You sometimes wish them without even knowing who it is!
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  • Want to know anything at all? Just google it! Has Matha Pitha GURU Deivam changed to Matha Pitha GOOGLE Deivam for you?
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  • Your phone memory has been taken over by PDFs of your classmate’s notes and assignments, which means taking less pictures or downloading fewer apps during exams.
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  • Do you have a whatsapp group with your roomies? Sending messages to people in the same room and laughing at it is the most common symptom.
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  • You wouldn’t know what people sitting right next to you are doing. With your always-online phone in hand, tweets and status updates tells you what your friends and others 500 kms away are up to.
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  • If you go somewhere, looking around the place and hanging out becomes insignificant. You spend all the time trying to take a perfect selfie for your DP!
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  • Constantly visiting Flipkart and Amazon. You buy something not because you need it but because there is an offer.
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  • Being at a place without free WiFi is pretty much impossible to survive.

If this sounds like you, welcome to the dark side. We have cake and WiFi.