Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Orkut Scrapbooking

I've been pretty passive in Orkut since the beginning. I just check in now and again to see if anyone new I know is a member and maybe make a post or two in some of the few communities I'm a member of, but nothing much more.

Recently however I noticed my friend Don's friend count rapidly rise and this piqued my curiosity. What was interesting was that I couldn't correlate the friends to any job or activity I knew Don was involved with. I made a mental note to ask Don how this came to pass, but never mentioned it. Then one day, like Morpheus offering Neo the little pill of enlightenment, Don leaves me an Orkut scapbook message:

I noticed you don't have any scrapbook entries. I have nothing to say here, but am merely planting the flag of the Kingdom of Don on the beach of Peteland.

Next thing you know my Orkut scrapbook is filling with notes from people all over the place. Turns out there is a whole sub culture in Orkut of people who write scrap book entries and my friend Don had given them my name.

It appears however that the folks at Orkut aren't always appreciative of all this extra traffic and temporarily kick these folks off. This leads them to create alternate personas: Evil Stephanie, etc. to get back on line.

I don't know what to make of it really. It's sort of IRC like chatting but with pictures and profiles. I can only say everyone I've talked to so far has been very nice and funny.

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