Orkut recently switched its Indian users (living in India AFAIK) to Orkut.co.in from Orkut.com. As far as I know Brazilian users are still on Orkut.com. Orkut.com’s traffic had a huge impact because of this change.
Well….. Why? Why just me? Since a couple of days u have been reading that I have been getting emails for other people… here and here. Guess what? I got one more email today. This time it was for some Gauri Sharma about her college stuff. I read the email and started cheking the scrapbook entries @ my Orkut a/c. Suddenly I noticed “Gauri Sharma” in my frnd list (met online). It just stuck to me that, it might be her, coz she is around the same place I am. Checked her site and bammmm she had an email id very similar to me. Mailed her about it and she did get the info which was for her.
Now, if you think this is it, then don’t think, coz weird things happen to me every moment. As I mentioned earlier, I was checking my scrapbook entries @ Orkut, I got a scribble from some guy who is in my friendlist but I dunno him. I don’t even recall y or how he added me. The scribble read:
bhaiye suna hai aajkal india mein hi ho…..kis company mein ? So finally your wish to come back to our country came true? aur kya chal raha hai ?
I was kinda freaked out coz I did visit India a few weeks ago, but what is this job thing and how does this guy know me? I thought it can’t be a case of mistaken identity coz I have my pic (old, but yes it is my pic) and there isn’t much chance of any confusion. I was thinking that he prolly was my junior at school or college at some point of time or whatever. I asked him who told him about that and then after a few scrap posts, he asked me:
Means u r not that gaurav sharma ? IIT kanpur one? (who studied in Cambridge classes in UDR ?)
“lol…….does he look like me?” I asked.
The reply was “yes….u look a lot like him…almost same….:)”
Holly smoke!! This is prolly my 3rd or 4th look alike. Read this(my old lj blog) to know about my other look alikes.
Peace till my nxt post…
Disclaimer:Google Talk: A boon or a Misery? – I am talking about myself, not the entire GT using community
And guess what…..I never thought that both the things can co-relate themselves and make my life miserable……
I am online on GT since I dled it, I have invited a few people. A few minutes ago, I got an invitation from some girl TP (name initialized, just to create hype.) I didn’t know her, so thought might have read my post on the GT. I accepted the invite. And initiated the conversation. Following is the uneditted conversation, except her name:
Gaurav: sorry, but do I know you :p
tanayapras……: i am arriving in delhi tonight, i hope
Gaurav: mere saath aisa kyun hota hai, I always get other ppl’s mails ab msngr par bhi 😐
lol thats ok
hope, I didn’t scare you
tanayapras……: no no
Gaurav: lol ok. Actually I get a lot of emails addressed to other ppl, but then….they send them to
me…. so ur frnd must be having an id gsharma*
Sent at 10:00 PM on Wednesday
During the conversation, as soon as she realized that this was a wrong id, she sent an invite to g._mylastname_. As a lot of u know gmail would consider that as my id coz a ‘.’ placed anywhere in the id is insignificant (except while logging in.)
I guess she has freaked out a lot, I haven’t heard from her since then :p, I’ll delete her after a few days, if there is a no-response and if u r reading it, then let me know if u want to be deleted from my GT :p
I am sure, I’ll have a lot of these kind of incidents, so I’ll try to keep you updated on them 😀