I am twenty eight years young(I choose to believe that being in late twenties qualifies me as a young adult-for me at least), I am totally up to mark with the generation I live in, for example, I mean I can use Instagram well-I am pretty much acquainted with the algorithm of the social media platform, so much so, that I can gather a decent amount of likes and views on my posts. I am well aware about the lingo my younger generation uses, although I can barely tolerate it(I rather prefer using the classic language because I do not enjoy butchering languages), I am quite up-to-date about the current technologies , their uses and pros and cons. I enjoy the current generation music (some of it might be just noise, but a lot of it quite enjoyable and soothing), I admire artists of this generation and appreciate their art. So, all in all I am up to speed with the current generation, so I got an experimentation idea. I took upon the responsibility of teaching my parents how to Instagram.
So, first things first, I got my father an android phone because he still has a keypad phone because he refuses to use an android one, then I installed Instagram on my mom’s phone. Firstly, I taught my father how to use an android phone and told him about the uses of internet and social media, then I created a Gmail id for him and told him that whatever we mostly do on the internet, requires an id. I taught him how to use Whatsapp first and explained him about the algorithm. He seemed a little confused , but he was determined to catch up as he wanted to catch up with his old friends as now ,he had a lot of time on his sleeves(he is retired). I then created his Instagram handle and taught him how to follow people. I taught him that through this social media platform, we can know what our close ones are up to and also we can follow the lives of our favorite celebrity. I asked him that which celebrity he would like to follow, to which he replied that he wanted to follow Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Dilip Kumar, etc. I followed every account that he mentioned and gave the phone to him to see. I told him that he could post pictures too. He understood and then asked to wrap it up for the day and said the rest he will see himself.
My mother already had an id and she was better at handling technology as compared to my father, she was vaguely aware about Instagram because she has seen us (my siblings and I) using it. So I created her handle and I taught her how to follow people. I made her follow mine and my sibling’s accounts, we accepted the request and now she could see her posts, she got excited, we also followed her back. I then told her to follow her favorite celebrities , which she did herself(she is a quick learner). She asked me herself that how to post pictures and get many likes on them, so I told her that she could use good captions. She then posted a picture of our family and added a good caption for family with my help.
My parents kept on learning about Instagram, step by step, some from my help, some from my sibling’s help and some by themselves. I was happy to see their enthusiasm to be a part of this Instagram generation. Also, all of us were happy to help because after all, whatever we know about this world, this life and practically everything is majorly because of them!