With both our bakthi for Mahaperiyava AND our addiction to social media are increasing rapidly 🙂 I thought I would share some of my experiences and observations also.
We all like to have Mahaperiyava/maha’s photos or god/goddess photos for us in social media to reflect our bakthi for them, which is fine. However, due to our liking to loukeeka related issues, we pass various comments about politicians, actresses, food with Mahaperiyava photo 🙂 When you yourself look at your posting after a while, you will realize that the comment ad His photo don’t go well. Prior to Facebook implemented more privacy settings, folks used to tag me on a Mahaperiyava photo. In facebook, if you hover the mouse over a photo, it will show the names of folks who have been tagged. I personally think that nothing can be more insulting to that mahan by tagging us on His photo – this is just my opinion – others may feel otherwise. I used to beg people not to tag me on those photos. It stopped now and also thanks to their updated privacy settings where you can prevent others tagging you without your permission.
In twitter, there has been more problems than facebook as you can’t edit/delete any replies to your tweet. In fact, Sri S. Gurumurthy himself has been criticized by others for using Mahaperiyava profile photo to share his comments.
FYI – my twitter handle is @Periyava_blog – each and every post from this blog will be shared in twitter through this handle. I do not use this handle to share my personal views. On the Facebook, each of the post is shared via “Periyava Radio” handle. I have noticed few other handles in twitter that regularly posts on Mahaperiyava. Many times, it isn’t clearer whether that tweet is that person’s opinion or Mahaperiyava’s quote. One of the handles is “@haraharasankara”. This is not my handle. Few months back they tweeted on women related topic and it drew lot of nasty commets. I dont know if this handle is regularly monitored or not. If anyone knows who owns this handle, pl share it to me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The only reason to get some details is to direct queries from others that come to me for his/her postings!