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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!


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)