Sunday, October 05, 2008

Rant on Social networking sites...

P1: Hey you use facebook?
P2: No! I use orkut. I'm okay with it.
P1: Orkut?? They flick ideas from facebook. It sucks bigtime...

[Suddenly P3 enters]

P3 : Orkut? Facebook? Grow up guys! Use LinkedIn!
P4 : I'm satisfied with Hi5!
P5 : Haven't you used WAYN?
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This list goes on and on and on... Just like amaron batteries.

Have seen many such discussions, but haven't involved in any of them. Thought I'll blog out my opinion, hence this post. Though I consider this post to consider some junk things, still...

I've been using some of these social networking sites, just for the heck of using it. I aint a guy who considers something serious in doin so. But have seen many taking such things in a pretty serious manner.

P2 : Hey why don't you scrap me back once I scrap you?
P1 : [Scratching his head] Well! I just forgot!!??
P2 : How can you forget??? you @#$%# ^%$^$@ @#$ #$@# $% $%^$ .....

No surprise in hearing such conversations either.

Well according to me it can be one of a many ways to stay in touch. It shouldnt be the only way. Most of the people using such things take it in the second way I mentioned, updating their profiles with silly statuses, expecting friends to comment on them. They upload photos, videos, install applications(some good ones, some real stupid), share softwares, create communities, comment their views in those communities, some make it a means for mass communication, (inviting for marriage???)....

These says each and everyone is creating such communities, some have started mergin other services into this, like a free mail account, free blog .... To name a few social networking sites, here they are orkut, facebook, linkedin, wayn, yaari, twitter, hi5, friendorama, fanbox.......

Some prefer some sites to other. Some consider using a social networking site cheap! Some delete their account in one site as they found a better site elsewhere. (May be they think that their friends who use only the new site, treat him as a second grade citizen if they found him using the other site as well, there are many such instances I've seen.)

Now, tell me, these things are just for fun. Why should you consider it in a serious fashion? Treat them all equally. If you don't like a site, don't enroll into it. Do not give false publicity to it, neither negative publicity.

I can provide you many links where many blogs point out what to do (n what not to also) in such sites.

Regarding flicking ideas from one site to another, if the idea is good and helps in better communications, its good to include it. (Though they can't mention that they've taken this idea from one such site), they can implement it in a better way or implement something better that that. There is no harm in doing that. IT IS JUST FOR TIMEPASS!

Ultimately, only people who are getting used from these sites are the owners of it earning money. So, it all boils down to the same thing.

Had more points to mention. couldn't find any now. Will post it as it comes in the same post. GTG! Will blog asap! =)

5 comments:

i 7 said...

Estondu pointsu nangey applicable aagotara idey! Nanna manassali ittkondu full sittu maadkondu bardideeyaa hegey? Edrgadene baiediddru parvaagirlillaa! ee thara 'imply' modealli kappaLekkey hodibekittaa??

Sandesh said...

Hehehe! Kumblkaayi kalla andre hegl muttkond nodkondnanthe. Haudu! kelav pointu (max 2) neen heliddrinda thogondiddu! aadre ning point maadi naan bardirodu sullu!

sumaar jana ide abhipraaya ittkondiddru! itteechege ee thara sumaar opinion keli banthu. thale kett ee thara bardiddini. Elloo yaarigu baiyo uddesha nangirlilla. Nangannsiddanna heliddini. Heg thilkotaaro adu nodorige bittiddu. =)

Haage, neen 3ne thaareekku phone maadiddyante. Suseema helda! thirga aa number ge call maadidre not valid antha bartha itthu. Nindond permanent number antha iddre mail maadu siva! aadaaga naanu phone maadtheeni!

Rupa said...

I promise I didn't add the Status so that people comment on it!! But everyone felt it absolutely necessary to comment on my Status !!

Sandesh said...

Hey Rupa!

Great to get a comment from you. =)

See its just my opinion on social networking. You need not justify things you do if you feel what you are doing is right. If they comment on that, dont take it that seriously. Again, Its just for TP!

Keep visitin, start a blog of yourd if possible. =)

Akshay said...

hah :) love this post :).... specially the P1,P2, ... dialog in the beginning ...
so can i giv a suggestion 4 one more site i wish u'd join?
I wish u'd join twitter n post real time updates on ur thoughts ... id luv to keep readin those throughout the day ... :)