I read this at Neelakandan’s place. A link to a country wise popularity index of different social networking sites.
India has two finishes in the ‘Top Three Countries’ !
What can these perhaps indicate ?
The Linked In ( chart topper in the comity of nations !) position was a surprise. Do we continue to be a nation in perpetual ‘job seek’ mode ?!? Now, i am aware that Linked In has other benefits too.
But a top position beats the wits end out of me ! Our employment exchanges ( does anyone remember the government body ?) hangover continues i guess. Only now, they have moved on to more sophisticated & elegant platforms with other benefits thrown in too ! It sure is a useful site : ‘To Network’ they say !! Sure we know.
Speaking of Orkut, i thought we merited a higher finish ( a third place finish behind Brazil & Paraguay is a little bit of an odd surprise ! Every high profile crime investigation had a trial by the victim or the accused’s Orkut page ! So..
And i guess other sites including Big Adda etc etc are akin to cricket in India ! Famous. But not Olympic recognised !!
Twittering seems to be a way of life in Japan and the USA ! I don’t think India would have qualified !!!! But am sure we will win hands down, soon. Twitter is a personal preference these days. Its fun & and has instant intrigue woven in !
Ok, How does this tweet sound :
“What does it take to go on a vacation. A short one though ?” This one can get you started thinking about a vacation. At least that’s what it did to me. hat tweet got me started on planning for a short holiday !
Well, for one ( at least this time around ), here’s what it has taken thus far.
a. a day’s leave
b. absence from the Independence Day celebration at the apartment
c. Some planning
d. some enthusiasm to see & learn
e. drawing up energy to go some distance
f. some money ! ( that has the last word )
Well, all of that means, we are off on a road trip. We are supposed to start tomorrow early morning. It is a function of how quickly we are up. But we better be up if we are to cover the distance ! The distance is not much per se, but i haven’t been on the road, for this long (as planned) in a while.
So the trunks are loaded & the bags are packed. The cameras. Sun Glasses. Umbrellas. Snacks. Mobile phones. Maps. Medicines. And the like have been loaded.
Am sure i will post a lorry load on my return or on the way as well. The telephone networks permitting.
The twittering will continue through the day(s) ! Do look up !
8 thoughts on “Social Networking & a road trip !”
Will wait to see ur reat pictures once u comeback. Have a great trip:)
LinkedIn- This is wat I feel. Even if u r a member, only if working u can network. Very much for IT guys and recruiters and business people.
Orkut- Hmm just an another place like facebook to vent something. No privacy anywhere.
Twitter- U vent again wat comes to mind.
With too many sites our mind wanders for popularity and having too many people in gropus. But whatz the point showing I have so many members in my profile. Does that help anyway?
Am unaware of this Linkedin, I wonder what is there to get first place in rank.
Have a wonderful journey kavi, waiting to share you interesting experience.
Happy Independence day!
Happy Independence Day
I am yet to try linkdin … howz it?
been on orkut , twitter etc…
Wishing shanti and you a wonderful vacation!
Er, can you change my spelling please 🙂
Hope you had a great time at Goa, looking fwd to read abt it!
Hobo : Thanks ! We had a great time
Priya : I dont think it helps at all. I guess it serves vanity well. Nothing else ! And yes, the pictures are coming !
Jeevan : Linkedin is a professional networking site ! Loads of people are on it !
Dinu : Linkedin is pretty good. Good professional connects and contacts. It does help. To a point.
Niru : Thank you !
neelakanktan : Sorry. Big time ! Will take care the next time around.
Raj : Thanks a ton Raj ! The posts are coming !