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Once upon a time, a long, long time ago,  there were homing pigeons, postal service, telegrams n telephones.
And now, all the primitive forms of staying in touch have snowballed, picked up speed and evolved into a communication phenomenon we call
Orkut. It started out as a proper noun- the name of an online social networking site. But it has become so popular and so massive that it has morphed into its own verb, as “OK, I’ll just Orkut (scrap) you about that later.”

Orkut is a magical place on the World Wide Web where you can find nearly anyone you’ve ever met in your entire life. And they can find you.
Your first love, your last boss, your third cousin you have never met and nearly everyone on your Diwali card list is there.
If you have a pulse and can operate a computer, you should be probably on Orkut. After all everybody is doing it. (And, no, If everybody is
jumping off the bridge, you wouldn’t do that too. But I’m pretty sure Orkut and bridge-jumping are two entirely different things.)

I have been Orkutting for about 5 years now and I find it very much interesting. It was even more fun when invitations from old friends and
classmates started appearing in my inbox 🙂
Initially there was a lot of Skepticism about Orkut, but now with the addition of new privacy features, it has gained the trust and attention
of media. For ex. we can decide who should view/write in our scrapbook, see our Photos/Videos etc.
Not to forget the addition of third party widgets or applications (Add Apps) on Orkut, that makes it even more entertaining and engaging.
Of course, Orkut isn’t the only Social Network in town, but it is the most user friendly, simple and interactive.

Nevertheless a college student’s hobby project has now turned into a billion-dollar company that has people of all ages typing, updating,
connecting, “friending” and Orkutting until the wee hours of the morning.

Who needs homing pigeons, postal service or telegrams? Clicking the “Share” button is so much faster!

Happy Living 🙂

Shruti.

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Hello Friends,

After a long time I am writing the blog… and what a day to choose! – “April Fools Day!” 🙂

Everybody was aware of April Fool Virus… first I thought somebody must be cracking a joke or planning to fool on 1st April; but Alas! The
news was very true and soon it started spreading all over the world! Experts said that this warm aka Conficker.c program to be specific could
delete all of the files on a person’s computer, use zombie PCs — those controlled by a master — to overwhelm and shut down Web sites or
monitor a person’s keyboard strokes to collect private information like passwords or bank account information. The Conficker, strain C, will
generate 50,000 URLs per day instead of just 250 when it becomes active. Microsoft has declared $250,000 bounty for the one who finds this
malicious software program’s author. I updated my Antivirus Program as advised.

So finally… the 1st of April came!  My day starts with the gym everyday. Today I thought to work-out for some more time n burn few more
calories as couple of days back it was my birthday and the calories in the Cake were still dancing in my mind! 🙂
Then.. came home, switched the coffeemaker and toaster ON, took some cereals in the bowl with milk n apple and started checking my mails. I
saw some April Fool forwards in my mailbox..which got me nostalgic about my childhood April Fools’ Day with the fear of this “April fool Warm”…
“Hughhh… today’s gonna be a different day!”, I said to myself. I didn’t watch online movies, missed my favorite serials on Online TV, didn’t
do any e-shopping and transactions whole the day. Internet has been perhaps most outstanding innovation in field of communication in history
of mankind. Since quite a while.. I have been “addicted” to surfing to be frank; so one day with less use of Internet made me think…. what
will I do?

I thought with the my side of coin and decided to spend this day completing all the pending jobs.

  • Its spring time and I wanted to plant some plants… though I have never done this before I thought why not do it now? So I brought some nice plants n seeds and planted them.
  • I finished reading my favorite novel.
  • Tried a new dish as I love cooking 🙂
  • Listened to divine music.
  • and last but not the least blogged this article, which is one of my hobbies 🙂

This way I spent my day doing the things I always wanted to do; which were pending till now saying “I will do it one day, some day..”
I would say.. that someday-one day is “NOW”. Do it right away! And . . . my “April fool Day” was really happy, content and a good one 🙂

Hope you will like “My Side of Coin”.

All kind of comments and suggestions are welcome!!

Happy Living 🙂
~Shruti.

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