i guess most of us have an account on orkut or some other social networking sites such as facebook,gazzag,etc…the list goes on and on.these sites are so popular among the folks that it has become a necessity in their life.Someone not having an orkut account is looked upon by others as a creature from the other world.It seems to me that having an orkut account is more valid as proof of your existence than your voter’s identity card.So guys ,if you don’t have an orkut account ,immediately sign up for the orkut today itself by logging onto http://www.orkut.com/.and prove your existence to the world.(i am being paid by the site to advertise it to you via this blog!)
ORKUTTAPA is a term which is being used quite frequently in my institute for an addiction to these social networking sites.the symptoms of this addiction are as follows :
1.the person opens up orkut.com atleast 5 times a day.
2.the person opens it as the first site when he logs in to access the internet
3.he keeps sending friend requests to strangers despite being rejected previously
4.hoping the scraps count will increase while he is refreshing the webpage
There are some interesting cases to study when you look around.for example one of my friends opens up 50-60 profiles simultaneously in different browser windowsof gals until the computer says “dude,i can’t cope up anymore with you,my dear. show some mercy on me!”. another interesting case is of my friend who lives in my neighborhood of 10 metres.He is a person who can’t resist seeing his scrap count at every five minutes.When he comes to my room for asking some doubt ,he can’t resist opening his orkut account even though it has been just five minutes ago when he had last logged in.
I would like to clearly state that i am not an anti-orkut campaigner as orkut comes handy when you are trying to contact some old friend or you are looking for help,there are communities to help u out.The only aspect which worries me is the addiction factor.Guys,orkut is a handy tool for socialisationbut it’s not the only thing ,it’s your personality and attitude which are the most cherished qualities for socialising with others.
I am just trying to put forward my view on the addiction of “the thing” not on “the thing”.feel free to agree and even more free to disagree with me.