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Sunday, June 05, 2005

The Spice thats lost!

Not even 24hours since it has been blocked from the college server, I am missing orkut. Orkut has been a great friends finder. i dont exactly remember when and how I joined orkut. It was summer 2004 and my friends those who stayed back in the college for summer semester sent me invites. I don't even remember whose invite I accepted to join it, all I remember is I love orkut.
I got to know many people through orkut. I made many friends and consolidated many more friendships in the college through orkut. If it had such a great effect on bridging gaps between people who see each other everyday, think of what it had done to my LDRs. I revived so many contacts through orkut and made many more new friends, all thanks to this Google founded site. Orkut and blogger have been two great tools in getting people closer in the campus.
Probably the college was amused by the alarming increase in the number of hits orkut got, they blocked it entirely from the server. I feel as if I have lost a great friend. Life is back to those spice-less days when I only interacted to a select few and had no idea of any living soul that breathed outside these 50 acres.
I think the college instead of saving resources by blocking orkut has curbed our social lives. Afetr all, those who did while their time away on orkut will continue to do so, albeit the domain will be different this time around. And what about the good things orkut had given us? Great friendships, social learning and great fun. All in a single site that ate no much bandwidth.
A revolution is probably thats needed to bring orkut back into our lives and I already mailed a few persons to show them my point of view. If things don't work out in the next couple of days, all I can say is life will definitely lose its spice that we have cherished for the past one year. As a friend of mine put on her blog a 3-month long dream, this would remain as a one year long dream in the lives of every DA-IICTian who wanted to live a healthy social life.

11 Comments:

At June 04, 2005 8:53 PM, Blogger Amod said...

phew!! typing www.orkut.com as soon as i open browser was quite a reflex action... lets talk to college authorities...since u r in placement committee, tell them u r finding new companies and industry ppl on orkut :D ... tell a lie for a noble purpose!

 
At June 04, 2005 11:40 PM, Blogger Naresh said...

@ amod
operation under way! alrdy mailed a few ppl. probly things ll b clr by monday!

 
At June 04, 2005 11:47 PM, Blogger Smartalec said...

yeah! damn irritating to find the access denied message when u type out www.orkut.com! who the fuck is responsible for this mess?! heard somethin' abt sandy, pavitar n vinitha reddy being involved! what a fukin mess!
thought of posting something similar but now that u've done it, that's that! a job well done!
and echo amod! do somethin man! i know everyone's with u on this one! life without orkut is dull

 
At June 05, 2005 12:15 AM, Blogger Naresh said...

@steve
thnx be steve! me gng 2 fight definitely for orkut. :)
i mailed help desk n sysadmin n plng 2 meet baba on monday!

 
At June 05, 2005 11:38 AM, Blogger sriram said...

well i'll be damned!!!
now that i read ur blog i went to the browser and did type www.orkut.com and this is sure a big fuckin surprise.

the college authorities have definitely crossed da line this time.. booo hoo i had all my skool frenz lined and now this..
porn sites is agreeable but this is too silly, i mean we aint exactly chattin either..if someone frm our batch is involved iam gonna whop their asses[:X]

 
At June 05, 2005 1:27 PM, Blogger shaan said...

All d best fro the crusade !!
get orkut back !!!!

 
At June 05, 2005 1:39 PM, Blogger Arun Swarup said...

yay! yay!

no more of those annoying invitations!

no more of that irritating
"Bad server.... no donut..." shit

long live the noble one

-arun

P.S. please unblock worldsex.com

 
At June 05, 2005 1:42 PM, Blogger anubhav said...

ya we have those..they had blocked sites with women( and many other words) in the url..so could not read...blogs/news stories...anything with women in url...

anyways try....

snoopblocker.com

or

megaproxy.com

but surfin may be slow...but u can surf blocked sites...megaproxy is better..

 
At June 05, 2005 4:02 PM, Blogger Twilightgirl said...

hey naresh do u have a gazzag account?? is tht allowed??lemme knw jaldiiiiii re...:)

man ur admin is seriously crazy to do such a thing re..:X

well quater active ppl on my list are daiictians..:P

my all time spammers are daiictians..:X

 
At June 05, 2005 4:12 PM, Blogger Twilightgirl said...

and btw the moving lines are cool...got em on mine too now..:)

 
At June 06, 2005 12:16 AM, Blogger Moron said...

ORKUT..hmm, as i recollect, had provided us with a great platform to socialize globally and within campus too. It was a great source of entertainment and had become part of our daily lives. I made some gr8 friends within campus thanks to orkut.
I fondly remember u me nd a beautiful gal bickering around on each other's scrap book!! Life will never be the same dude..

And now on our college administration -> blocking orkut is nothing but death of democracy and an apt example of despotic rule that honchos of DA-IICT impose upon us. Our right to socialize has been thrashed. This act should be condemned.

 

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