Social Networking Platforms – a boon or bane has been debated lots and lots, And I am using it again, to put down some of my thoughts. Connecting with people from all corners of the world is a boon, Disconnecting from reality, nearby people and social isolation is a bane. Updates about our life instantly shared with friends on our wall is a boon, Hackers and intruders using that opportunity to cyberstalk us is a bane. Finding lost children faster than ever is a boon, Misleading and cheating teenagers is a bane. Inspiration and easy interaction with role models - a boon, Comparison, jealousy and getting insecure is a bane. Sharing knowledge and relevant information is a boon, Shaming people, spreading rumours and false information is a bane. Using it for current affairs and current technology is a boon, Getting glued to it and losing track of life is a bane. A space to have open discussion and debate freely is a boon, Hate speeches and bullying using the same is a bane. Cost effective method for sales and job posting is a boon, The same used for false propaganda is a bane. A short break from work to see virtual world is a boon, But reducing time in physical and social interaction is a bane. Social media on its own is a boon, Our misuse and ill handling are what makes it a bane.