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January 23, 2004
The one-to-one social network
has noted, there's a new social network on the block: Orkut
. from Google.
I think I see where this is going: I'm going to have a different social network for every friend. Then a protocol for networking the social networks will arise. The protocol will be TCP/IP (The Commutative Pal Is Pestered) and the network of social networks will be called the Intersocialnet.
But, unlike the Internet, the value of the network of social networks won't go up as the number of nodes increases for the same reason that my real social network doesn't expand every time someone is born. In fact, when I reach my breaking point (which is scheduled to occur about 4 hours from now) and start autoresponding to those upbeat emails with a curt "No, you are NOT my friend!", the Intersocialnet will turn me into a pariah wandering the digital earth friendsterless and friendless all my days.
Thanks a lot, Orkut!
According to the Butt Ugly
Weblog, "orkut" is a slang term for "orgasm" in Finnish. Unfortunately, the site is named
after its creator, Orkut Buyukkokten, whose parents were either cruel or not Finnish.
On the other hand, what isn't
a slang term for "orgasm"? I mean, even "Finnish" is, as in: "Didn't you Finnish yet?"
(Thanks to Janne Jalkanen for pointing out the dirty Scandinavian parts.)
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