Saturday, January 12, 2008

p63 controversies.

Welgum to newest matrimonial site- Orkut.
Fransip anyone? Any mother browsing through profiles for daughters-in-law? haaai cute pic plz add me as ur frand? Porno links? Add requests from complete strangers with weird profiles?

I am sure there are a lot of people who are on this ever-improving network to meet new friends, to look for new avenues and build new worlds. But there is a how and where of doing that.
Mr.Buyukkokten is still to device ways to prevent people from uploading nude pictures other than that feeble line when you sign-up. I know there is nothing much he can do other than request people. (It's almost like Nobel inventing dynamite. Except I doubt there will ever be a Buyukkokten prize. Ah, well, who knows?)

I've made some great friends through Orkut, read amazing blogs, discussed mundane and super-important problems but also displayed uniform disregard for scraps with zero-percent sense (English-wise or otherwise). I've been criticized about a lot of things before, but never about being mean to strangers. I consider myself a fairly polite person. Its not that I don't appreciate strangers scrapping me - but I would like to have a choice of wanting to reply or not. And I thought I did. Until my not replying became rudeness and then somehow escalated to the point of me having sky-high attitude. I do feel the need to explain myself to myself. I try to reason it with some googling about etiquette. Doesn't work. Too vague.
Blogging seems to be effective, reminding me that I reply promptly to all my generous commentators and am receptive to criticism (I really am!). I am almost tempted to apologize for the unreplied scraps. But a sensible lump of ego is sitting at the tip of my fingers, shooing the apology away, saying that I did nothing wrong. So be it.
Non-repliers unite!

Stay beautiful,


(Wink at Nik, Suhasa, Jyo, Vinda)

Color: Red
Song: Sandiyare sandiyare!


Anonymous said...


Tatu said...

Wink accepted and "wink" back... :D
Sometimes people mistake the little lump of ego sitting on the tip of your/mine/our fingertips for a large, ugly tumor growing there, its existence purely to scoff at the intellectually-challenged strangers seeking intellectually-superior attractive women and men on Orkut...
Interesting, isn't it? :D


this happens daily in orkut with almost everyone, especially if your photo looks good ! :)

orkut is great, if it is used in the right way. there are different kinds of people using it, abusing it. Ignoring scraps,and users you don't like is something we can easily do, to avoid intruders. we get scraps from strangers everyday, may be that is one of the intended ideas of orkut. meeting new people from different parts of the world. If you like someone's profile, and you want to know that person, then no one can blame you for sending a scrap to that person. But, with the same spirit you should accept if that person does not want to contact you.

sometimes it appears to be rude to me if someone does not reply. I will end it there, but people respond in different ways you see. I would not apologise for not replying to a person who I think is not genuine or has got a weird profile. I think as adults, we all have enough sense and intelligence and freedom to do that, staying well within the polite area.

Jyotsna said...

This was jan 12, 2008. Its March 07, 2008 now.
I wonder what the wink means now ?
[wink back] :P