Changing Profiles


Just another class… Whistling, SMSing, Playing ringtones, CHIT chatting, Singing, and every other possible thing was going on. It was a math class. The teacher went on scribbling on the board as her blood boiled. She tried shushing, but it wouldn’t work. Suddenly she turned around and screamed “Try putting yourself in the other person’s shoes!!!”. Well, the noise did’nt subside much, but it definitely gave me an idea.

It had been an year since Web 2.0 in the form of social networking had swept past the average NITKian’s domain. And Orkut was being used in full throttle. People were using it so much that the blue page was the only page that one could see on any comp in the GB’s net-centre or even the chemical engineering dept. net centre. Now I happened to have an account too. It had the same dull “About Me:”, “City”, “Country” etc, etc.

That particular day, the net centre was kinda empty. So I went on to a comp and tried google. After sometime I ran out of key words. I noticed that the blue page on the task bar hadn’t been clicked on for some time. Hence, I clicked on it.  There, what if I changed my name? Hey! I might belong to another ethnicity too… Why? I could live in an altogether different city… It could be another country too… I could actually have a corresponding “about me”. Now I could have different interests too, with changing names. And how could I forget the pic? There I was, in another’s person’s shoes.

I’ve changed it about i-dunno-how-many times almost every week, and did you know how unique every single profile could be? And mind you, I’ve mostly kept mostly to the most pop figures, cartoons included. And everytime you change, you become a whole new personality. And, the number of your profile views increase. If its during a jobless summer vacation, you scraps can increase multitude, its another way to keep boredom away.

Anyway, now I’m bored of wearing other’s shoes, I want to wear mine own.

Aside: Try Facebook, it better than Orkut.      

About Tuna Fish

Not one more of these again!!!
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8 Responses to Changing Profiles

  1. wanderlust says:

    i’ve lost a lot of friends coz of my changing profile… at first they didnt know it was me, and took me off their friendlist coz “flying pig”, “casual observer” and “l’angelo misterioso” seemed like arbit adds that needed to be removed. and when i was gibreel farishta, i got a lot of requests from people from a certain neighboring country of ours.
    but of course, no one can beat ginger ale, jeremy hilary phd, long john,… uh, there seem to be too many of those aliases that none seem to come to mind as of now.
    i guess the act’s gettin boring now coz everyone seems to have taken it up. bah!

  2. Surabhi says:

    good one gal! you’re my inspiration! along with sidin of course!! 🙂

  3. Tuna Fish says:

    @wanderlust
    yea! that happened to me too!!! yea its getting boring now… and orkut seems sleepy these days, so no audience…
    @surabhi
    Happy to be one 🙂

  4. AJ says:

    I wondered about your regularly changing “profile name”
    This explains it 😉

  5. Kripal says:

    To each his own. Hardly get much time to kill on the net. so orkut is mainly for keeping in touch with old friends being in a remote location like surat. Guess that is what happens when u have free time and free internet.

  6. Tuna Fish says:

    @ kripal
    free time and free internet… another way to put it…. * half grin *

  7. Poseidon says:

    Orkut is blocked now at NITK.They’ve installed the brand new ,shiny clean “IRONPORT S650 WEB SECURITY”.Lot of my peers should be sad about that.Might as well shift to Facebook!

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