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san2003
07-01-2005, 03:34 PM
Online Friend Connecting Sites merely means websites designed to connect lost friends and to find new friends and meeting new people.... :ee:
eg: Friendster.com(very famous at the moment), Hi5.com, MySpace.com, WAYN.com, sms.ac, and etc

These sites are compared to matchmaking sites that are available on the internet... are they the same? or do they act differently? What are the use of all of these sites?

If you have heard of this websites before or probably are signed up for any.. please give ur views.... if you have not heard before... also tell us your views on what effects these sites might bring to the online community?
Are there any harm to it? Does it agree to online relationships and dating (back to the same discussion as before ;) hehehe.. hope thats fine)
They promote these sites as for connecting friends and meeting new friends .... but is it misused?

PS:If this has been discussed b4.. i apologize... :)
PS2: if what i explained above is not clear enough...im sori also... i tried my best to express what i tried to say :ee: :D

rsivaraman
07-01-2005, 03:49 PM
san I signed up for one online site called orkut..its was decent at first, but there is nothing new to it. vetti time pass ..and totally useless...after a month stopped going there..never want to join anymore of these useless groups :snooty:

-Siva

katteri
07-01-2005, 03:58 PM
Useless
waste of time

ns80
07-01-2005, 04:31 PM
All these sites are primarily targetted at people aged 13 - 21. Those who have loads of time to spend and the aarva kolaru to explore. For a 21+ it is short term fun or sometimes explore for a date ;), gets boring after a while. If you'd noticed, you see the same set of people everywhere. Some in Orkut have like 300-400 friends added in them, I wonder they really have so many friends.

As for the company who owns these sites, it is pure data mining :ee: they get to know a lot about you, your interests, what kind of people you have added, what geographics locations they belong too. They can use this as a warehouse to analyze what kind of interests such and such aged people from such and such place have. It would be rather fun to sit on the other end as a data warehouse architect/data mining specialist rather than monotonously browsing through profiles :ee:.

It is'nt anything harmful, unless you give too much personal information. Giving some generic info would place you safe. They are just profiling the market to release some interesting tools/products or many other harmless ways.

My 1/50 of a dollar :ee:

dinesh
07-01-2005, 08:55 PM
What Is The Use of Online Friend Connecting Sites???
Nothing at all.

goodcomplanboy
07-01-2005, 09:03 PM
Absolutely none :doh: ellarum uyira vaanguraanga, mail anuppi sera solli :(

san2003
07-04-2005, 08:28 AM
san I signed up for one online site called orkut..its was decent at first, but there is nothing new to it. vetti time pass ..and totally useless...after a month stopped going there..never want to join anymore of these useless groups :snooty:

-Siva

i havent heard of orkut.. probably its famous among ppl in india... i do agree its decent at first... i joined a site called friendster at first after several times my friend asking me to join... in the beginning it was abit boring coz i din know anyone.. then i got contact to all my friends who probably were jus few metres away within college surrounding :)

later on it became more interesting as i went overseas and it was one way of keepin in touch and knowing wats goin on in their life ... after some time i did manage to find my very old friends.. as in high school frenz that i lost contact for more than 3 yrs... i even managed to meet them when i moved city and they helped with my move and all :)

but now after 2 yrs in this thing...n other sites too :) hehe ... i feel that its like a match making site... :p:.... i do agree u get to meet new ppl ... which i did too.. and i met some amazing personalities and r great friends now (girls and boys... unlike some ppl who have different intentions joining the site) :ee:

i guess it has advantages and disadvantages.... even after filtering the ppl who can add u and msg u... i still get numerous invites .. n i have no time for it ..... amazing ppl can have over 500 friends...(i guess more than half of it is unknown ppl... like wat i have in my thing.. hehe)
i have no time for this useless matter... i do continue using it to sorta update to my friends and to see their update(they even have blogs now... amazing) :D


ellarum uyira vaanguraanga, mail anuppi sera solli

am in that list? :think::think: hehehe.. hope not...:ee:.. i dont do that anymore to my frenz...used to.... now they do it to me :p: :(

butterfly
07-05-2005, 03:35 AM
These sites are compared to matchmaking sites that are available on the internet... are they the same? or do they act differently? What are the use of all of these sites?


There is answer in ur question itself san :)....U need to have an idea of Y u want to join such sites...I am not familiar with any of them so cant say much...but i feel it all depends on u...Time is one imp factor & wat kind of relationship are u looking for....when we are so pressed for time to spend with our family & friends where do u get time to have 150 friends :00: ...Is it really imp to have so many friends?....Y not have few who are commited to u & whom u can proudly call ur friends :)

san2003
07-05-2005, 04:21 AM
There is answer in ur question itself san :)....

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U need to have an idea of Y u want to join such sites...I am not familiar with any of them so cant say much...but i feel it all depends on u...Time is one imp factor & wat kind of relationship are u looking for....when we are so pressed for time to spend with our family & friends where do u get time to have 150 friends :00: ...Is it really imp to have so many friends?....Y not have few who are commited to u & whom u can proudly call ur friends :)

i agree with u pattams.. its all up to the individual....:) .... as for me... i used to be hooked on the net last time.. so it was ok...(still hate those annoyin ppl who send invites n then run away :evil: )
i guess if u wanna put time and effort into it... its ur wish (as wat im doin :D) i do honestly say.. i have about 200 friends on that site.... and i know all of them (high school frenz... college frenz... uni frenz... even some of my relatives)... to me its about keepin in touch n knowing wat they r up to :ee:

i guess i did find my answer in my question...... hehehehehe :D :sm12:

rsivaraman
07-05-2005, 05:18 AM
guess if u wanna put time and effort into it... its ur wish (as wat im doin ) i do honestly say.. i have about 200 friends on that site.... and i know all of them (high school frenz... college frenz... uni frenz... even some of my relatives)... to me its about keepin in touch n knowing wat they r up to

its great san that you are able to actively keep it touch. but as pattams said due to priorites, we are hard pressed to spend time trying to keep in touch with friends. I feel its too hard for me to go and find new friends now and get to know them :00: . I have not found much use for Orkut. all I did was go around and look at ppls profile and read about the different stuff they write.

-Siva