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.