Thursday, September 21, 2006

The world is slightly Orkuttish

The entire world for me has gone Orkutia. Partially even I have. I know people, who I trusted for their non-orkutness seem to have also gone as well. So what is the world coming up to? Is this a message about how unreliable and unreassured we are about ourselves. Do we really need to fill in boxes like About Me and What is the first thing you will notice about me? to prove anything, and most importantly bring about a message.
Strangely, I've filled all these to know -- yes -- its a bloody strange thing. Like the conversation I had at the coffee stand in office yesterday, after a rush of nicotine, when we came to this conclusion that these sites only manage to subconsciously find and evoke our self-indulgent side.
Obviously the first thing we do, when we log on, is we look for is our friends, then our old lost friends, then friends who we don't really want to add us, and finally it comes to a point when you start looking at Who's Viewed My Profile hoping that the chicks are checking you out. Sadly, the last one rarely happens really. Even if it does, it doesn't mean anything. And most times, she's checking the guy who checked her out yesterday.
There's scrapping as well, which doesn't seem to cease. Its more tiring than recieving SMSs. Sometimes you can have a page of silly and wannabe conversations. For example: 'Yo there?' I reply 'What's up' 'Cool, what up with you?' 'Work madness' 'Cool, what else' 'Nothing really, dealing life, you?' 'All cool'. The econversation takes a gap of few minutes, and then it picks up again. 'Yo, what's up'. The friend doesn't get a reply. Your email also gets subjected to a whole lot of junk, cause you've obviously quite liberally opened your email address on your profile.
Sometimes its fun, most times its a drag. Lot of people look at it for meeting chicks, business networking and a whole lot of them make excuses for saying 'my friends drove me into this.' Whatever said and done, its okay if you're on it: just don't buy the shit.
Hi5 is now out of style, lot of Hi5 lot are making way into Orkut to find the same old friends. Join the same old communities and make a rare find of that school crush you-never-knew-what-happened-to-her after she snubbed you off.


Blogger all meshed up said...

COINCIDANCE pe INCIDANCE!! (note:self-invented phrase tht i dont seem to get enuff of, highly ignorable).
was frwarded a link to orkut via e-mail. nd was browsing thru it a couple of minutes bfore stumblin upon to this one. hah...i relate....oh so relate. have been asked the stale question bout a couple of times now("heyy, soooo, r u at orkut""hi5""then what DO you do on that bloody internet"). the only thing i dnt get is the point. my excuse out of it, "i take shitty pictures, yes almost all of em, i either look beaten up or a cheap replica of a 'you'r on candid camera' print add".

10:37 PM, September 21, 2006  
Blogger eM said...

hah! JUST did a post on orkut too :) only mine talked about how vain I was, which I suppose supports your argument

10:56 AM, September 22, 2006  
Blogger Zaphod said...

Well, here's the thing, I check on orkut where the big swinging dicks of high school ended up...and its kinda satisfying...i think one big bully ended up as the bouncer of some club...

9:40 PM, September 22, 2006  
Blogger Y? said...

hehe ya totally..everyone's blaming their friends for getting on to orkut ..even the non orkut types are joining and my friends list is expanding. but hell ! orkut..make that google ..knows so much bout your life..who you know , what you like blah..

4:27 PM, September 25, 2006  
Blogger jerry said...

I bet if we all get on Orkut and search ourselves out, we'll look so bloody different!

6:19 PM, September 26, 2006  

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