Wednesday, May 03, 2006

orkut is a strange strange thing

i mean it is fine that you have this network through which you can keep in touch with people.
and i of all people should not be complaining about it, since right after logging in i found people i had been looking for years.
but then it is also pretty difficult, especially with the growing awareness of computers and suchlike among people of the parental category.
so while my profile in orkut used to say
sexual preferene: bi
smoking: regularly
drinking: regularly

it now says
sexual preference:
smoking:
drinking:

and all that because i found my cousin on line

14 comments:

  1. i faced the same thing. a family friend tracked me down. now my profile on orkut reads the same as urs :(

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  2. Good thing they don't know about blogs then, isn't it?

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  3. What a shame that you have to hide yourself online from those that know you offline.

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  4. Oh dear. Yep, you never know who is lurking around.

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  5. Dear Medusa,
    That is an excellent point. You know, on one hand the internet's levelling of the field is an advantage, but on the other, a terrible disadvantage. As a blogger your post is read by your boss and best buddy, by your office competitor and your latest crush.
    It is particularly difficult in the case of sexual orientation. Because it forms such a big part of your identity, you are in a way at the mercy of the bigotry of others - what if your sharing of your personal thoughts leads to a professional hurdle? But then at the same time to what extent are we willing to gag ourselves to protect ourselves from bigotry?

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  6. yech! u think i shud scale my own profile down?! mmm.. food for thought. *sigh*

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  7. oooooooooo orkut is evul!

    it's terrible!

    it's like selling your soul to evulity! don't tell them about yourself!!! plus everyone's on it anyway. its so scary.

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  9. orkut rocks...orkut rocks!!!

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  10. exactly...i'm so glad my sis don't visit blogs. mine even speaks about me watching "exciting" films latenight!!!:p

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  11. Medusa ~ or, it could be sooo crazy that no one who knows ya will dare to complain!! ::wink::

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  12. 'bi' what? sexual or curious....and btw. i couldnt find u in orkut...what do they call u there?

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