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In too deep, Brood
This is in response to an article on a case I saw pointed out on rythm's journal here.


Not only is it a bad idea to blame Orkut for this, it's a lousy idea to try and discredit social networking!

Social networking is just a means of interaction. First off the two kids in question had nothing to do with Orkut till after they'd met offline. They could have used Yahoo chat or e-mail or who cares what!

It's the mental indiscipline that people seem to frame their brains into that causes such incidents and is quite strangely NOT pointed out in this article.

Both the individuals in question are equally to blame.

The guy, for his derangement, and she for her uber-stupidity. She should have seen what was coming. Orkut was merely the medium they used to communicate. They had even longer phone-conversations. Why the hell does'nt the article blame the phone company [MTNL?]?? Let's ban the entire telecom industry for this now, shall we? Is the author of this article even aware of what is real and what is pure fiction??

If people try blocking social networking for this reason, I'd blow a hole right through history! And people would remember ot for aeons to come!

If it's barred for any other reason, I'd probably be fine with it. But this.... This is outright blasphemy.

I guess we can blame the news portal and it's website if the writer of this article turns up dead tomorrow morning. :)


Why on Earth must journalists try to make shit hit the fan toward digital advancement just because people (for some odd and mindless reason) believe in the so called "Good old days"?

I believe journalists today are just trying to ramp up their careers by spiking public opinion with what they want to hear, rather than playing the part of real thinking beings!

Get a life! And just to make a big fat point of it all, and to add some more weight to the picture, I've been a practicing journalist, I've spoken to countless colleagues.. I do _know_ what I'm talking about!!


Don't blame the medium, blame the people involved!
Don't blame the Media, Don't blame the public!
Blame the journalists who choose to dream up facts where fiction is all they spew!

It's not like they _can't_ think. It's just that they _don't_!! :(


Note: Ummm.... Comments are Screened by default! Please don't multi-post!

Comments

fortunatecave wrote:
May. 26th, 2007 09:07 am (UTC)
a slight digression here
A lil while back I got a message about a community on Orkut which was trying to raise a lot of money for a guy who required a liver transplant. The guy's pals had all got together to do whatever they could. Now having been with a hospital which does transplants I was in the know about the cost incurred and the kind of things which normally follow a surgery.

I got in touch with the group's moderator and found that he had been told huge whoppers regarding the cost and pre& post-op procedures. I put him in touch with another doc who was able to back up the statements I made and they got int the act post-haste in demanding info from the hospital which had given them those quotations.

So the problem here wasn't perpetuated by Orkut but if it hadn't been posted for the whole world to see I couldn't have helped them in any way at all. SO YAY Orkut!

Getting back to the girl who got shot, Orkut was clearly only the medium. She is the one who took it upon herself to get involved with a guy who she met on a train, a perfect stranger and then carried it further via Orkut.
Why shouldn't railways be blamed for having put them in the same compartment to begin with?

Blame-placing is convenient but it may not be accurate. I'm not gaga over Orkut but if it has to become the fall guy for peoples' fallacies and bad judgments then this is ghor kalyug my friend!
angiasaa wrote:
May. 26th, 2007 10:23 pm (UTC)
Re: a slight digression here
A good deed done, and kudos to orkut for just being! :o)

Point well made!
The blame game is something we all must learn to avoid. Sadly, the media houses of today lack even the most basic understanding of humanity. They're willing to spur aq crowd of senseless people into a mob-frenzy, just to shake up a bit of moolah through hype and rapid-selling stories.

It's better off living with the repetetive soaps than with this!
fortunatecave wrote:
May. 29th, 2007 05:53 am (UTC)
Re: a slight digression here
eeks! perish the thought! repetitive soaps tend to push one surreptitiously towards big bindis and wotnots!

angiasaa wrote:
May. 29th, 2007 06:09 am (UTC)
Re: a slight digression here
I'd prefer a big bindi toting woman to an internet without freedom of advancement and innovation. :o)
fortunatecave wrote:
May. 30th, 2007 04:21 am (UTC)
Re: a slight digression here
AMEN to THAT!
rythm wrote:
May. 26th, 2007 10:07 am (UTC)
As per one of the versions, they knew each other from school/college days. So, it was not due to orkut. It was just one of the channels which wanted a steamy headline, which brought in orkut in the pic.
angiasaa wrote:
May. 26th, 2007 10:24 pm (UTC)
Publicity and hype. The viscious cycle renewes itself. Sad! :(
kanishka_sinha wrote:
May. 26th, 2007 10:18 am (UTC)
Very good post. In fact we don't have to blame MTNL. Why not their parents? Or their religion? Or their friends? Or the policticians?

Too many witch hunters nowadays and the media nowadays (especially TV news channels) have become politicians themselves - inciting people for pointless issues.
angiasaa wrote:
May. 26th, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC)
Inciting people for pointless issues! That is exactly what they're doing. It's a heartless job today. And media monopoly and fist-fights over what sells more seems to be the only stake for them.

I've been mad with the media before, and this article just boiled me into fury!

God save the media if there's more of this junk!
kanishka_sinha wrote:
May. 27th, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC)
Last monsoon I saw this story on some channel where it showed a flash flood and around 5 people were caught in the middle holding onto a rope. But the torrent was too heavy and one by one all of them were washed away. This entire scene was filmed by a camera crew. The story 'angle' was that 5 people drowned because nobody helped these people even though it was clearly impossible to get to them and anybody on the scene who tried would also have died and.... of course it's not like the cameraman or the reporter were doing anything. Amazing! Anything to sensationalise stuff
angiasaa wrote:
May. 29th, 2007 06:13 am (UTC)
Yeah, they follow a policy of "non-interferance". But I guess they sometimes take that policy to some mighty unfortunate extremes.

They'd film a brutal murder instead of whacking the murderer on the head with a television camera.

They take it a bit toooo far sometimes!!

Sensation! If I go help five drowning dudes, where the heck will my story go? :o)
subtle_blues wrote:
May. 27th, 2007 06:19 pm (UTC)
Next time I'm attending a cyberabad meet, I'm carrying pepper-spray.
angiasaa wrote:
May. 28th, 2007 08:04 am (UTC)
Hah! Like you're gonna be needing it. :o)
(Anonymous) wrote:
Jun. 5th, 2007 05:21 am (UTC)
no uzi gun? :'(
angiasaa wrote:
Jun. 8th, 2007 03:36 pm (UTC)
Nope. :)

Who's you btw?
(no subject) - valleydayz - Jun. 29th, 2007 08:57 am (UTC)
angiasaa wrote:
Jul. 14th, 2007 09:54 am (UTC)
Re: meet rescheduled!
checked. :)