A close look at rediffiland shows that it has got what it takes to be an Orkut. It has few features of Orkut such as friends and scrap (guestbook) and some features are underdevelopment such as sending mass messages to people to get rich by working only two hours a day (Sorry guys, if you have not received a comment from online jobs then you are not popular enough to receive spam).
What it lacks is an elaborate profile feature. I request team rediffiland to drop any plans of adding it otherwise I will be corned to a community named ‘basically introvert, idiot and other lucnatics’
A few days back I logged into Orkut and found that someone has left me a scrap. Thinking it was from someone who wanted to make me rich, I went to my scrapbook with the sole aim of deleting it. I found that it was from a friend who had apologised for giving a late reply to my scrap. I checked the date, found that it was too late to accept his apology and decided not to scrap him back.
Now came the interesting part. I don’t have anyone with whom I exchange scraps. In fact, most of my friends are my long lost MBA friends, who have lost touch with me and thank god for that. So what could I do next? I asked myself and the reply came – Logout.
So I proceeded to logout and got an idea. Nothing is happening in my life. Nothing is happening on my orkut profile. Is the same with everyone else? So I decided to check my friends profiles. Their profile didn’t had scraps but a message for me saying that there were no scraps from me. So nothing was happening there too - Birds of same feather flock together.
I decided to join a few communities. I randomly decided to put things of my interest and orkut started showing me communities with no activity for the last few months. This made me realise the importance the birds of same flock together and then a brilliant idea struck me.
The only thing happening in life is my work and rediffiland. I get enough work during day and sometime even during night. Hence, I decided to join all the communities related with rediffiland. I put rediffiland in the search and it returned with one community. Not bad. Moreover, it said that if I will leave a message, I would get dedicated readers for my blog. So I visited the community and found that the second most happening thing in my life had twenty-six members in its community. The longest thread in the forum had 13 entries. Not bad. At least they are not dead. I explored all the threads and found that it was same as rediffiland. People were fighting against plagiarism by saying that someone else has copied their blogs on iland. I decided to leave my footprints by requesting all the twenty six members to visit my blog.
To sum up
Orkut is the Kingfisher of networking. It is for the people who have social life outside office. iland is for the people who need to have a life outside office. It is the low cost airline of networking.