Is chatting a Blessing or Curse

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The world has really evolved in the last decade, we have so many social apps now but the first social media app i get to know was facebook even though it might not be the first to be launched, back then it was just 4 people out of a class of 87 students using a browsing phone..... You will see some of the student paying a certain amount to the phone owners to rent it for some minutes or hours... it was symbian phones that was reigning then...

I also do rent phones but it was not for chatting, we have different categories on what we rent those phones for, some of us rent it to play games while some rent it to chat... I belong to the game players and we would play games like soccer and this racing car games... I was not interested in chatting whatsoever until years later that 2go was launched....

The hype was just too much that it got me too and i registered on it, it is not like now that 1 gigabytes worth of data can't last you a day, back then once you recharge 100 naira on your etisalat or mtn line, you will be credited with 15 megabyte which can last till eternity, gone are those beautiful days now data is headache!

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I was so excited being the first time i would use a social media app, i already have the username of some of my friends in school and neighborhood area so i brought out the paper i wrote their usernames and added them up and that was it! the beginning of my online journey and the moment i knew about the 2go stars i became so infatuated with it, infact 90 percent of the users are obsessed with those stars and everyone want to increase it as fast as possible.....

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My chat was normal and minimal when it was just me chatting with known friends, but the moment i started to join the 2go rooms i became an addict, the rooms were always fun especially the teens room and i remember the first time i chatted whole day, i mean from morning till late in the night, my body was so hot because i didn't see the sun that day at all, i was busy chatting with my crazy friends online, oh yea the crazy friends were those people i met on the group chat, we added each other and we storm rooms together to have a chat, it never get boring trust me... To cut the story short, that was how my addiction to chat began....

Chatting has been so beneficial to me in many ways, it connect me with great lovely people, i met @shemzy and @mimy on 2go platform and that was 10 years ago, we are still good friends till now and it was mimy who introduced me to steemit and i introduced shemzy if we guys didn't chat and become friends, we won't be here today so this is one advantage of chatting in my life, it has connected me with lovely people.......

I was chatting just for fun at the beginning but at one point in my life, i was bestowed an opportunity where i could chat to earn, how amazing that sounds? you can have fun and earn money at the same time, and since i was a chat addict already, every day was a play day for me and i earn for playing!

Chatting increased my knowledge, i would be limited with only informations in my locality without chat, but now i chat with people across the globe and get to know more about their lifestyle and all, just recently a friend of mine in Uk was telling me how one can get a nice room apartment for around 300 to 500 dollars which depends on the location, the elite areas charges that 500 but if you go to local areas you can get one as low as 280 Pound sterling...... This is another advantage of chatting.....

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Everything that has an advantage definitely got disadvantages too, chatting has disconnected me from the offline world, the things i used to love before i started chatting no longer interest me, things like playing football especially, can't remember the last time i kicked a ball!

Most time, i stay indoor all day chatting and that is not good for my health because human need to exercise their body and enter the sun to keep their bone strong and body healthy, i hardly do those things, thanks to online 😔

Chatting has been so good to me though and i am glad i joined the chatting crew, we chat for a living🤣.....

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Wow
Chatting did you good sir. So are you still active on steemit??

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no, i left steemit along with other hiveans that cares about the future of hive....

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Seeing the title of the article, I was almost certain that you'd probably say chatting was a curse but reading through, I guess I was wrong. It's so nice that chatting has blessed you at least. I wish I can say same for myself, as I'm not really a big fan of the social community but I try to fit it and use it for as long as it is needed, not more not less.

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There is a lot to gain from social communities but yea people are different and you can't really force yourself to do what you don't like, you will end up bored.... I believe you must have something you derive joy in doing too, focus on it and use the social media app to tell us about it... i see you are yet to make your introductory post, i would love to read that...

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Thank you for the kind words. I have just written my introductory post, you can take a look at it when you can.

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There is so much to gain from social media platforms it all depends on the individual is doing. It main ecessence was to connect people. Thanks for sharing @burlarj

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You and @quduus1 are born chatters, I'm really amazed at how you guys do that Sha but I've seen how fun chatting can be so I can relate but I'm not really good at chatting at all.

It's a good thing that you were able to make good friends from chatting, that is a really good advantage Sha, king of chats, lolz. Please you guys should come and cut soap for me naw, small one 😏.

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lolz, we chat for a living and chatting is part of us now, we do it without effort, you may not like chatting but you have what you love doing as well, i guess that is plaiting of hair, me and qudus can't plait hair lol

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I don't love plaiting hair oo, I'm just blessed with the ability to know how to plait hair, hehehe 😂😂.

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so what do you love doing? that you can do without effort, like your passion

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Ohhhh that is loving fox and taunting him is her passion ✅🙄🙄👋👋

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Lolz, I do love taunting you , yes 🤨.

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You see and you are happy 🙄🙄🙄you need to be flogged

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Why won't I be happy, is that not what you want, For me to be happy? 🙄😂.

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yes that is what i want but not for taunting me you hear or else imma come for you

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Hahaha, OK I have heard your plea, lolz.

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Hehehe 🤣🤣 who is pleading 🤣🤣🤣🙄🙄🙄

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You naw 😏

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Hope oga oh🙄make you no fit gimme 100percent vote Kai🙄🙄🙄 chai ah ah 😷🤔

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lolz, you guys want to turn my comment section to your love play ground😂

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Hehehehe 🤣🤣🤣🤣 ohhh lolz 😂🤣 we do that in every one's comment section most especially ours or did I lie @hopestylist???

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Hahaha, abeg oo, let me pack my load and go oo, seems like you are pursuing me 🙄🚶‍♀️🚶‍♀️.

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Online I will say I can comment on people's write up, then offline I like keeping place in order, lolz.

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Will you plait my beards??

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No 🙄

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Hehehe 🤣🤣🤣 you didn't even ask me if I had one🙄🙄😧

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Why will I ask? You asked me a question and I gave an answer, so why do you want me to ask you questions? 🤔🙄.

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hhehehehe i can see you are high my dear

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How? Is e you that high me? 😂🙄.

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My love is making you high I guess 🙄🤣🤣

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Awwn, that's so sweet, but which love are you talking about? 🤔

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Yes my boss, you have indeed spoken well

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I cover myself with the blood of Jesus 🙄🙄🙄🙄.. 🧼 is not for me🙄🙄🙄✅✅👋👋👋

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Who is this one?🤨, My friend please shift joor 😂🙄.

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Hehehehe 🤣🤣🤣 let me shift oh I like myself ❤️

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Lolz , better 🙂.

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I am poor with chatting, staying up to chat is not really my thing so people understand that by now but I still prefer it calling.

I remember the 2go days, we were always after the star and coins. It was awesome and we can't deny how much chatting has helped us even though it has its disadvantages.

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one thing i have noticed on hive platform is those who doesn't love to chat likes to comment more, just like hopestylist, she doesn't like chatting but you guys engagement on post is top notch, i guess we chatters spend most of our time chatting lol...

yea 2go days are good old days...

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Thats kind of a very good topic to bring on and what we have been moving on the stages of social media abundances. Communication has become quite so fast and easy that nowadays we find ourselves busy with chats and texting messages, and there are quite a large number of apps surrounding the channels.

Chatting is also another vital issue thats been hampering growth for teenagers and lack of actual socialization among the peers. Thats very sad a consequence, but it is really a time to fold back the cards and enable the good use mode to have a bright future for the users worldwide.

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i would agree with you that people do not want to socialize anymore since the existence of online social app but i don't think there would be a solution to that, 90 percent of people are already addicted

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You just reminded me of 2go days. Ha! During those time, time flies like the wind. I could spend hours just like you chatting with friends. Social media really connects people even though sometimes the bond breaks along the line because of distance and other reasons.

You really used social media well, since you were able to gain money through Chatting, it is a very big achievements, other would just chat and end up using their last card for subscription and at the end leave with nothing.

Most time, i stay indoor all day chatting and that is not good for my health because human need to exercise their body and enter the sun to keep their bone strong and body healthy, i hardly do those things, thanks to online 😔.

I can feel your pains, but you can work it out. You can start building your sport life again, all you need is to just give it a try, just start from anywhere and you would be surprise how it would revive in few days

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other would just chat and end up using their last card for subscription and at the end leave with nothing.

this is funny but true, some people just chat all day without making any thing, but we have so many ways to earn online now, they should channel their chatting energy into something productive...

I can feel your pains, but you can work it out. You can start building your sport life again, all you need is to just give it a try

The problem here is time, i am so pre occupied that there is no time for those offline activities anymore

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The problem here is time, i am so pre occupied that there is no time for those offline activities anymore.

I get it now, in that case you just have to choose to go for the one that is most important.

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These days... Information really fast, and that is thanks to chat. It is cheaper and easier and way more fun than the conventional SMS. Why then won't everyone be addicted to it?

Thank you for sharing this with us.

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you are right my man.. it is a modernized world

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It feels like I didn't exist during the days of 2go because I never heard or got to use it. My social media life started with Facebook and it began my obsession for chatting. I've always preferred chatting to calling sef. But now the energy has reduced, lol.

Wow, you chat for a living? 😃 That's really cool. But sha be stepping out sometimes oo, it's not healthy to keep our eyes fixed on our screens all day.

Nice read Burl, thanks for sharing! 😊

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uhm maybe you do not have access to phone then or hmm hmm hmm 😁, what are you using your energy for now dimma lol

it's not healthy to keep our eyes fixed on our screens all day.

You are right, i will try to be staying away from it for few minutes....

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what are you using your energy for now dimma lol

To hive 😂

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You made me remember the days of 2go. I was so addicted to the Platform that it caused me many things in the bad way. Chatting has its own advantage and disadvantage but one should be careful with the bad sides of it which could deprive us of living the best life outside social media.

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yea that is one of the bad effect of it, addiction and depriving oneself of a social life.... hope you get rid of the bad things ?

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You've presented a good arguement in your post. Indeed, chatting with people all across the world broadens your horizons and you get to know about different places and different people from their perspectives. Only yesterday, I was chatting with my friend in the UK. We were discussing a football club and I realized how easy and beneficial social media is for all of us in order to talk to people all over the world.

Where on one hand, it has provided us ease, in has also made us lazy and procrastinators. I'm talking this with first hand experience, that due to mobile phones the energy and the ability needed to workout and to olay outdoor games has decreased significantly.

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😅😅😅😅😅 I laughed so hard reading your 2go story. We were all there my brother😅. It was crazy mehn. That time nobody knew that one day, 2go will be history. But in all, the experience was nice and interesting. It formed the memories of late childhood for most of us.

Chatting has done far more good than harm. Though the negative side still exists. But that's life, nothing is 100% perfect.

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Indeed social media has been a blessing and we met good people.
That 2go stuff, I can't even remember my username because from the very day I was introduced, I lost interest couple with the fact that I was still a student and didn't want to be "wasting" money on data.
Best wishes bro

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