Sameer Agarwal

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Using Orkut Scraps/Facebook Wall for “chatting”

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Well I don’t know if I’m not cool or young enough, but I can’t understand why people are using Orkut scraps/Facebook Wall as a public chat. ‘Scraps’ like “Hi” and “What’s your number” are so common on scrapbooks that it’s not funny.

I thought scrapbooks were like “Visitor Books” – a one-way communication, more often an endorsement or criticism. How this became 2-directional is something I can’t fathom. Especially weird is the fact that this is being used as 2-directional communication without any synchronization. To illustrate, lets see How Scrapbook A and Scrapbook B (individual entities) look :

Scrapbook A
Person B: Hi
Person B: I’m doing fine. What plans for the weekend?
Person B: Oh wow! Send me pics when you’re back

Scrapbook B
Person A: Hi, How are you? 
Person A: I’m off to the Bahamas

Weird. Now don’t scrap me to tell me what you think about it!

Written by sameer

May 13th, 2008 at 6:54 pm

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