Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Online Fraainships and Louships..

Before i begin, let me clarify that the title of this post has been mis-spelt on purpose. The world of Internet socialising is not new to me. I've been a voracious YAHOOer, MSNer, GTALKer, ORKUTter and now add to that list FACEBOOK! I'm still figuring out how to use that last one by the way.

It all began when i was in class 8 and daddykins took fancy to a huge white box that looked a little bit like our old Television set. According to one of the girly fashion magazines i was hooked on to back then, this huge white contraption was what people called a "Computer" and you could "chat" with it. I didn't hesitate for a nanosecond. I spun out a yahoo chat id and a yahoo e-mail id, logged on to the yahoo chat rooms and voila, the metamorphosis from book-lover to useless Internet junkie was complete.

I just could NOT get offline! My fingers were glued to the keyboard and i was talking non-stop with my mouth tightly shut. Sometimes I'd forget to pee, eat, sleep etc whilst chatting. Finally, i had to go to Internet rehab to cure the disease. And Internet rehab for me was class 12. The books called out to me, rather screamed out to me and chatting was forgotten temporarily.

Right now, almost 3 years of college done and 8 years of chatting later, i would call myself a semi Internet socializer. I still love meeting people and talking for long hours (because some habits are hard to kill), but now i know, nothing beats offline socialising. The flesh and blood people we meet in our day to day life are pretty much the only folks we can sort of trust. (Read again : SORT OF trust)

Onliners are scary with a capital S-C-A-R-Y, trust me blindly on that folks!


CM-Chap said...

You are perfectly rite. But sometimes good things too happen. But it is rare for sure.

Chriz said...

i am your online bud gaya-three... i am SCARY.. evull laff

JollyRoger said...

You get to meet long lost friends through these sites. They do serve a good cause.

PS. I'm scary and I have sent u a fraainship request on Orkut! he he he!

stocknuke said...

i read somewhere there r 3 kinds of men. Natural Men, Carnal Men and Spiritual Men.

and u cud classify all men online as a particular type. yeah think u really cud and u really know wht i mean 2.

Interesting article, maybe this calls for lotsa reruns.. some pretty nice lexicon in there, internet rehab, is tht an original !! lots of unanswered questions, may sound stupid but then no question posed to u is ever stupid however the person asking tht question certainly is disgustingly stupid !!!

btw how much do u charge for counselling, u cud turn in a fortune doing tht pyscho bid !!!

Aiswarya said...

Your right, but cant say i can fully agree with you!!!