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Facebook-ed !

January 10, 2011

 

—-A phone conversation—-

Me : We had an awesome time, didn’t we?

Friend 1: Ya. We should have such reunions regularly.

Me : Hmmm…but if we meet regularly, we cant call it a reunion. Anyway, send me the snaps. Dying to see them.

Friend 1: Sure.

—-After a week, again over the phone—-

Me : Where are the snaps?

Friend 1: You didn’t see them yet? I have it in facebook. The photos have received some amazing comments too, especially yours.

Me : I am not in Facebook. Don’t you know that ?

Friend 1: Uh Oh. Then, open an account soon.

Me : Nahh, I don’t want to get into that mess. Upload in Picasa and send the link, na?

Friend 1: Upload? I don’t find time for all those.

Me : But you had time to upload it in Facebook. Cmon, how long is it going to take?

Friend 1: Its too difficult and I don’t even know anything about Picasa.

Me : Ok, atleast send those pics of mine as an attachment in a mail, will ya?

Friend 1: Hmm…opening an FB account is easier than that.

Me : Don’t I have a right to see my own snaps? You don’t understand. I don’t want to open an account in Facebook. Please attach them and…

Friend 1 : Heyy..gotta hang up now. See ya.

Me : 😦

 

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—-Another phone conversation—-

Friend 2 : How come you didn’t comment on any of my photos yet?

Me : Photos? Where? You don’t blog, do you ?

Friend 2 : I don’t. I am referring to my Facebook pics.

Me : LOL, that’s because I am not in Facebook.

Friend 2 : Stop joking.

Me : Honest, I dont have an account in Facebook. I am in Orkut and I am very busy with my blogs. So, no FB for me.

Friend 2 : You, of all people, don’t have a FB account and you expect me to believe that? And you are the most networking person I am aware of. I guess, you didn’t add me yet and you are trying to find an excuse now. Probably, you have the account active for your dear and near ones and I don’t feature anywhere in that list.

Me : Grrrrrr……. I AM NOT IN FACEBOOK !!!

Friend 2 : Ok, enough, dont lie. Add me whenever you feel like. Bye.

Me : Sigh 😦

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—-Over the phone again (I should throw my phone somewhere)—-

Me : Congrats!!!! So, I am officially an uncle now, eh?

Sis : Yes, you are.

Me : Ok, send me her pics when you take them.

Sis : They are already on Facebook.

Me : Yeah, but you know, right? I am not in Facebook. Send them to my mail, please.

Sis : Ok. But, you know what, even your dad opened an FB account to see her pics.

Me : Whaaaaat??? My dad too ????

Sis : The whole world is in Facebook, except you !

Me : I know 😦

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—At my uncles place—

Bro : and your reply was the best.

Uncle : I know. He deserves it. I normally don’t go for such debates. But he asked for it this time.

Me : 🙄

Bro : Yeah, nobody likes him. He picks up arguments just like that.

Uncle : I could understand that from his character.

Me : 🙄 🙄

Bro : We would always wait for his status updates to pounce on him. Totally crazy stuff!

Me : Ok ok, time out !!! what the hell are you guys talking about ?

Bro : Oh nothing. Theres this guy who updates his Facebook wall with crazy status messages. Once he wrote something on Indian army and he got it left, right and center from uncle.

Uncle : ya, he didn’t know he was messing around with a Lt.Col.

Me : You guys are having a lot of fun there without me; how could you ??

Bro : Did anybody stop you from joining Facebook?? So uncle, where were we?? Aaah…that guy. You should’ve given him some more, uncle.

Me : 🙄 🙄 🙄

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On Jan 1st 2011 at home

Dad : Daa, teach me how to use Facebook. I have been getting friend requests, donno what to do with them. Also, upload some of my snaps over there.

Me : I am not in Facebook, I cant help you. I can give it a try though!

Dad : Ninakku Onnum Ariyilla (It literally means ‘You don’t know anything’ but when my dad uses that phrase, it means ‘You are totally useless!’)

Me : Waaaaaahhhhh……!!

—After a few mins—

Me (to myself) : Thats it !!!!

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And folks, thats how I got face-booked!

I didnt want to and I tried my best to stay away from it. Please blame the souls mentioned in this post for any of my ‘actions’ over there !

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109 Comments leave one →
  1. January 10, 2011 6:41 am

    I am still not on facebook 😛

    still holding out aliya!

    best of luck on “networking”!

    • January 10, 2011 7:18 am

      OG after Vimmu’s entry into FB, it’s better sane people like you hold on longer 😛 FB now is a stinking place 😯 and somehow resembles a public loo 😥

      • January 10, 2011 3:10 pm

        ROFL! 😀

        Well good luck holding back, OG!

        • January 13, 2011 6:21 am

          aaah, its not worth it aliyaa…stay back as long as you can ! 😀 😀 😀

          @ sakshi : whoever asked you to come back ! 😀

  2. January 10, 2011 6:43 am

    Welcome to facebook lokam but please do not abandon V lokam.

    • January 13, 2011 6:22 am

      Never ! thats just a way to keep in touch with you folks through my phone ! 😀

  3. January 10, 2011 7:03 am

    Ha ha total lol!! I was just wondering how come u were not on anybody’s fb’s account 😀

    • January 13, 2011 6:24 am

      I was happy here and didnt want to get into too many networking sites ! But what to do ! 😀

  4. January 10, 2011 7:15 am

    What about the actual and wonly reason to join FB? The one about how you could see photos of female bloggers :mrgreen:

    • January 13, 2011 6:26 am

      ssshhhh sakshi….it was supposed to be a secret ! you are good for nothing ! chey !

  5. January 10, 2011 7:43 am

    Welcome to FB! Feels good to have you on board – The Superman, Spider tussle will go onto a new plane now on!

    • January 13, 2011 6:29 am

      oh ya ! we have a lot of people to torture with our arguments ! 😀 😀 😀

  6. January 10, 2011 9:10 am

    LOL..!!

    🙂

  7. January 10, 2011 9:32 am

    lol 🙂 good to see you on FB.. finally you are on it! Orkut is past tense, I dont even login into it anymore.. I am a FB addict

    • January 13, 2011 6:37 am

      ya, I got tired of Orkut too. I log in only to get some updates from the ARR community ! 😀 😀

  8. akhila permalink
    January 10, 2011 9:53 am

    welcome to facebook. Glad to inform u that the site shuts down on march 15, 2011. Not sure if it is a rumor. Anyways, better late than neverrrr

    • January 13, 2011 6:40 am

      Welcome to V-Lokam Akhila. How did you know that I had a blog ? 😀 😀

      and seriously??? nice timing, eh? 😀

  9. January 10, 2011 9:56 am

    so it took so many conversations and the need to view the pictures for you to open the FB account 🙂

    Welcome and congratulations on being hooked…umm.. I mean face-booked 😉

    • January 13, 2011 6:41 am

      yes yes. I really didnt want to. But I had to beg people to show my own snaps ! 😀 😀 😀

  10. January 10, 2011 10:26 am

    Same thing happened to me! Whenever I asked to send photo via picassa my relatives said that they were in FB! But I replied like you, ‘I am not in FB’, then they would say, ‘you are the only person in our family who is blogging and using computer to the most and you say you are not in FB, I can’t believe…’! So, I have a FB account now, but don’t display photos…my sons are against it!

    • January 13, 2011 6:44 am

      Good that you are in FB for the same reason ! 😀 😀 People these days are so selfish that they cant share even our photographs that they have 😛

  11. January 10, 2011 10:38 am

    Welcome to FB.. I use it mainly to spy on people and gather bits of info about friends of friends.. 😛 .. I know I don’t have a life..

  12. sonee permalink
    January 10, 2011 11:12 am

    YOU DIDN’T HAVE A FACEBOOK SO FAR…..WHICH ERA WERE U LIVING IN!!!!

  13. January 10, 2011 11:23 am

    tccch! tccch! tccch! Poor vulnerable you.

    Vim : I know ! 😦

    You succumbed in so easily to the family & peer pressure! In fact this has made me think, what will happen a year down the lane. Bole to when family will pressurise you to start a family will you give in so easily??? 😉

    Vim : Wait a minute, I thought you were being understanding ! you ARE behaving like some of my relatives now ! hang on, lemme get a gun ! 😀

    Nah! I don’t think so, which actually means you joined FB because you were JEALOUS as you felt u were missing out on all the fun!

    Vim : Theres no fun happening there anyways. I joined it to see my own photos that people were sharing ! 😀

    You joined because u felt left out in conversations and with nothing to contribute in them the attention moved away from you and u hated it !

    Vim : Could you repeat the line please ! 😀

    You joined because you felt you were outdated (that doesn’t change even now as u r a retro period piece :D)

    You joined because you wanted to see new new girls ka profile without levaing footmarks on their profile 😀

    And such an attention wanting bugger u r that u have now written a post telling people “I AM ON FACEBOOK NOW, PLEASE ADD ME AS YOUR FRIEND & HEY I DIDN’T REALLY WANTED TO BE THERE BUT WHAT TO DO I AM SO POPULAR THAT I GAVE IN TO THE PUBLIC DEMAND!”

    Vim : You got all this from that ???? crazy hormones working eh Smita ?? 😀 😀 😀 and of course, I am an attention seeker, I am an Arian you see ! 😀 😀 Btw, why the hell did I add you inspite of knowing that I am getting into trouble???

    Bah! 😛

    Vim : Bah to you too ! 😛

  14. January 10, 2011 11:29 am

    BTW This comments marks my return in your blog as your enemy no 1!!! Buaaaaahhahahahaha!!!!!! Jaaagooooo!!!!

    • January 13, 2011 6:53 am

      Count your days too Smita ! With this, I have returned too ! Lets enter the battle field !

    • January 20, 2011 10:59 pm

      was waiting for you smitaaa!!!! missed ur battles 😀

  15. January 10, 2011 11:52 am

    Wow! so you are finally on FB 😛
    I too was there till two days back till FB blocked my account cause of unknown reasons. Now I am having double thoughts of re-creating an account 😥 😥

    • January 10, 2011 11:59 am

      I never knew this…does FB blocks accounts of ppl like CB ???? 🙄 😦 😦

    • January 13, 2011 6:54 am

      FB blocked your account??? How dare they !!!! Did you have Uma in your friends list???? aaah, no wonder ! 😀 😀

      Hi Uma, how are you 😛

  16. January 10, 2011 11:53 am

    Welcome to FB, Vimmuuu….now it’ll be more fun that u are there too. 🙂 🙂

    Ninakku Onnum Ariyilla – Total LOL line….father always speaks the truth, na ??? 😉 😉

    • January 13, 2011 6:55 am

      I know. I guess I missed out on most of the fun! But better late than never, na?

      my dad is one character, I tell you ! 😀

  17. January 10, 2011 11:56 am

    Anganey you managed to creep into facebook and contaminate it fully!! Kashtham!! 😈

    • January 13, 2011 6:56 am

      Buhahahahhahahaha !!! ini endokke kaaanaan kidakkunnu ! 😀

  18. January 10, 2011 12:30 pm

    Hmmm…been meaning to delete my FB account for a while now…and I’ve been pulling out slowly, but steadily.
    Now THIS is a real motivator to actually DELETE the account.
    Thanks Vimmuuu…if it weren’t for people like you, I’d never have the 100% decision made to delete my FB account 😀 😛 😛 😛

    • January 13, 2011 6:57 am

      LOL, my mother will be proud to read this ! 😀 😀 😀

  19. January 10, 2011 12:46 pm

    😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀
    Welcome welcome… more fun at commenting on those photos where your eyes catch our attention 😛

    • January 13, 2011 6:57 am

      I am thinking of how to be a regular there ! The site as of now is so damn confusing ! 😀

  20. Swaram permalink
    January 10, 2011 1:03 pm

    Aah! Why do u write such a post to make it seem like the whole world is missing u on FB! Hmmpf!

    Anyway, welcome! When r u gng to delete that account 😛 😛

    • January 13, 2011 6:59 am

      You dont read my posts properly, do you ? When did I ever mention anything like that ? 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 Lemme know, and I shall surrender to your accusation !! 😀 😀 😀

      as soon as I get all my photos, I mite ! 😀

  21. January 10, 2011 1:43 pm

    Some people are just so narcissistic!!

    • January 13, 2011 6:59 am

      and I am a big one ! 😀 😀 😀

      Btw, my comment to Swarr applies to you too ! 😀

  22. ajay permalink
    January 10, 2011 2:16 pm

    Welcome to Facebook. So late Vimmuuu!? I am bored of Facebook now and am thinking of quitting it.

    • ajay permalink
      January 10, 2011 5:11 pm

      Ah but before that, let me send you a fraandship request. 😀

      • January 13, 2011 7:01 am

        You havnt send me one yet ! and there are a lot of Ajays appearing in the search 😀 😀 😀

        oh no you guys, everybody here is thinking of quitting FB ! 😀

        • ajay permalink
          January 13, 2011 5:07 pm

          Oh I had forgotten. Sent! 😀 My name is that common! 😦

      • January 13, 2011 8:17 am

        Ajay how come I never got a friendship request from you? 😥 Did my shoes scare you off? Please am desperate to increase the number of GUYS in my account. The few I have like Vimmu and Brat are so………………….. nevamind!! 👿

        • ajay permalink
          January 13, 2011 5:21 pm

          Oh ho I didn’t know you were on Facebook. Sending you one right away. Oh but how I’d find you? Oh yes from CB’s friend list 😀 But complete that line about Vimmuu and Brat. 😛

  23. January 10, 2011 2:27 pm

    The truth is different .. la la la ….

  24. January 10, 2011 3:07 pm

    Someone said he finds FB and other networking sites useless…. Hmmphh…
    I never thought you would give up coz of friends and some telephonic conversations….

    Happy networking….

    • January 13, 2011 7:03 am

      See tan, as mentioned above, I wanted to see my own photos. There was no other way and guess what, there are soo many of them which i hadnt seen ! 😀

  25. January 10, 2011 3:11 pm

    Good all these conversations brought u to facebook…..

  26. anitha permalink
    January 10, 2011 5:34 pm

    Heyyyyy now I get it… how u got into FB… By the way i Guess u told me that it was u who created an a/c for ur dad on FB 😉

    • January 13, 2011 7:04 am

      Oh it wasnt me ma. Ramyas dad created an account for him. I uploaded the photos recently for him ! 😀 😀

      Btw, wish you the happiest bday ever ! 😀 😀

  27. Poornima permalink
    January 10, 2011 5:40 pm

    Good 4 u…finally you decided to stop ‘de-isolating’ yourself from the rest of the world 😉

    • January 13, 2011 7:06 am

      LOL, yeah yeah, I was happy until now though ! Lets see if FB can change my life ! 😀

  28. January 10, 2011 8:44 pm

    I was wondering how you could stay away from facebook for so long!!!
    Anyway now you are there..
    As they say…if you can’t beat them, join them! 😉 😛

    • January 10, 2011 8:48 pm

      Translated: gethi kettal puli pullum thinnum! 😛 gethi kettal vimmuuu facebook-ilum kerum! :mrgreen:

    • January 13, 2011 7:14 am

      Enikku vayya ente eeeshwaraaa….everybody is mean ! 😀 😀

  29. January 10, 2011 10:39 pm

    ohhh so finally u are on it .. great now have the fun of spending time on FB 🙂

  30. January 10, 2011 10:53 pm

    So you were really not on FB all this time and joined it just because of the above reasons 🙂
    Whatever the reasons may be, welcome dude, to the most time wasting activity on Internet 🙂

    • January 13, 2011 7:17 am

      yes yes Parul ! 😀 😀 😀

      ya, I know. and the funny thing is I have been cribbing that I dont have enough time for blogs ! 😀 😀 😀

  31. January 10, 2011 11:53 pm

    hahahah ROFL you just joined and you already got 154 friends… ok i am also sending a friend request 😀

    • January 13, 2011 7:18 am

      ya, I attacked everybody I knew ! 😀 😀 Thanks and I accepted it too ! 😀

  32. January 11, 2011 2:54 am

    ROFL Bro!!! at last the world made you join FB.. 😀 😀 when I seen your profile there I thought it was some fake 😛 😛

    • January 11, 2011 7:14 am

      Too much Kanagu too much 😛 😛
      Though it did come as a shocker seeing a profile like that!!

    • January 12, 2011 1:38 pm

      LOL, me too!!!

    • January 13, 2011 7:19 am

      Im juicing it up now bro to make it look genuine ! All the best ! 😀 😀 😀

  33. January 11, 2011 10:36 am

    I am not on Face Book either. And I opened my orkut account around 6 months back, but I hardly ever bother checking it. For some reason, social networking sites turn me off big time.

    • January 13, 2011 7:20 am

      I was an Orkut addict once upon a time. and then I grew up ! 😀 😀 😀

      and if at all you come someday, please dont forget to send me a request ! 😀 😀

  34. January 11, 2011 1:47 pm

    Uff!! 🙄
    This is why I call you Drama Queen!!! :mrgreen:
    So much of drama to join FB! We told you loooong back na to join?!! and it took you this long!! 🙄 :mrgreen:

    • January 13, 2011 7:21 am

      Drama King ! Drama King ! 😀

      yeah, I dint want to. Now I had no choice ! 😀

  35. January 11, 2011 1:55 pm

    Facebook is dangerous

  36. January 12, 2011 12:04 am

    for that also one post-aa? abhabhaaa people I tell you 😛

    anyway I will not say welcome coz like blogging I am never on facebook 😐 somehow I find time to do everything other than blogging and facebooking hmph!

    • January 13, 2011 7:23 am

      heyyy, i need to be active here too, na? I am not getting time for my blogs and I wont miss out on any opportunity ! 😀 😀

      and you are another reason why I joined facebook!!! should I explain more ! 😀 😀 😀

  37. January 12, 2011 10:38 pm

    the day is not very far when You will wake up in the morning, and first thing will do is log onto your Facebook account……and the day will end for you with checking Facebook for that one last time and bidding people ‘good nite……..hehehehe… best wishes……happy social networking….

    • January 13, 2011 7:24 am

      Welcome to V-Lokam ! 😀 😀

      The day has already come. I am doing all that you mentioned ! 😀 😀 😀 😀

  38. January 13, 2011 8:22 am

    One doubtu ❓ I am totally confused about where I should be mean to you and where should I be nasty now? Mean on FB and Nasty on Vlokam or vice versa? 😐 :mrgreen:

    • January 15, 2011 10:16 am

      have you ever heard of the word ‘nice’ ? or the phrase ‘being nice’? 😛

  39. indy permalink
    January 13, 2011 4:07 pm

    lol! firstly thanks for the add! I had hated the whole fb idea till my nephew’s pic was put up and I needed to have an account to see it and add pesky family!! And now, after that account i have one for my school and college mates, and then one for bloggers too!hehe…so much for hating it at first!

    • January 15, 2011 10:18 am

      You have two accounts??? understanding and maintaining one account itself is a herculian task ! 😀 😀 😀 I still dont like it ! 😀

  40. January 14, 2011 1:46 pm

    But did you know, FB will kill the blogger 😦

    I resisted too but then my wife created an account for me and uploaded pics and I got comments… and I got hooked!

    • January 15, 2011 10:20 am

      Hmmm…I hope not ! I love my blog and the interactions here !

      Oh shit, I just uploaded my pics ! Oh no!

  41. January 14, 2011 5:46 pm

    So that’s the story behind your move to FB? Sigh! And I though all us lovely bloggers lured you in 🙂

    • January 15, 2011 10:21 am

      ya, thats there too, just that I didnt mention it here cuz you all know about it ! 😀

  42. January 14, 2011 10:30 pm

    …and you already have 211 friends! A testimony…you were being missed A LOT! 😀 Happy FB’ing and no, it’s not like Twitter – doesn’t slaughter the blogger in you!

    • January 15, 2011 10:25 am

      that means you visited my profile? arnt you sending me a request ? Im sure theres gonna be a lot of Nidarshanas around ! 😀 😀 😀 😀

      The whole issue now is the time I get ! I just wish we all had an extra 4 hours in a day ! sigh !

  43. January 15, 2011 8:53 pm

    I am sure FB must have paid a hefty sum to all of them to get you on FB 😀
    It was fun reading them.

    • January 16, 2011 10:54 pm

      now I know why others here are calling me a narcissist. Its because of people like you ! 😀 😀 😀 😀

  44. January 19, 2011 7:59 am

    No NO! You joined Facebook?! Aggravation, aggression.. it’s all there if you’re in the “I don’t facebook” zone. All you had to do was remember why you weren’t there in the first place. *shakes head*

    😛

    Let us know of ur experience on Facebook – one month later, 6 months later, and then one yr later. Should make a good read 🙂

  45. January 20, 2011 11:02 pm

    how come i dnt get to know of the post – despite seing u there in FB..why dint u update it there?????? in FB?
    account undaakkiyal pora – upayogikkan ariyanam

  46. February 2, 2011 5:33 am

    Finally, it required so many persuading dialogues to get you into FB!
    But, am too late to check this email now!! Trying to reduce the numbers in my reader !! huh
    Will add you in FB!

  47. February 15, 2011 4:17 pm

    I am also not in FB.. and I get those looks whenever I tell this fact.. no one believes me.. And the worst part is, as you have mentioned, there is no age bar.. everyones on the FB.. so its like this.. when some one so old like me can be in FB, why cant you? whats more fun than that!

  48. February 18, 2011 10:44 pm

    Well one day u had to stop being the frog in a well…There is no good thing in being that 🙂 welcome aboard 🙂

  49. February 24, 2011 12:01 pm

    WoW! That’s what I call true “peer pressure.” 😉
    But Vimmuuu I thought you were a leader not a sheep.
    Oops did I call you a sheep? I meant a follower. 😛

  50. March 6, 2011 6:41 pm

    Finally .. glad to know you are on facebook…. Its a lot more easier to stay in touch via facebook you know… anyways keep in touch Aliyaaaaaaa..;-)

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