Friday, July 18, 2008

Pissing Friendster!

"may friendster ka?" - i really dread that question, people you barely know ask that as if a digital invitation resembling a tamaguchi relationship interests me. another add on to my list of on-line friends that resemble a list of guess-who is not something i am particularly happy with.

some "friends" are like players in a connect-me-to-kevin-bacon game, everyone can be connected to kevin in seven degrees of separation. ha, i think they should replace him with john estrada. he's practically DONE everyone that you don't need to go far to find a wireless connection.

getting back to friendster, my "friendster friends" have been very veeery friendly the past few days. usually, i get a message exactly a couple of days before, during and right after my birthday from "friendsters" who got a reminder about my birthday in their inbox. otherwise, there's not much "friendship" going on in there.

not the past week though. notice after notice kept coming in from friendster about new messages from long forgotten friends. on top of that i suddenly became the hot papa with all of these video comments waiting to be approved.



i would have gladly approved a comment if it extols the greatness and magnanimity of my being (don't ask me what that means, it just sounds nice), but hell, why would i approve a video comment of a buxom lady doing chest presses? i admit i am a fitness maniac, but i wouldn't dream of having silicon infused chest / breasts. the hair on my chest is definitely not going to look good with 40D cup bra strapped across them. sex and nudity seem to be the recurring theme for the videos. (click on read.more)

suspicious, i opened up my inbox for a series of messages that said "Hi All", "Hello". I should have suspected something wrong when i saw a message from Mariano with a message title that said "Hi There!" - you have to understand, this fellow is a kilometric-word-per-minute-words-running-over-each-other type of fellow, some of his emails literally start from the subject, continued in the body, often with ps's added to ps's, with final ps's added like afterthought AND meant to be read in one breath, non-stop from top to bottom pausing every so often to consult a thesaurus or a spanish dictionary.

try reading that aloud with just one breath. that's how he writes his emails.

which means that an email saying "Hi I miss you! see my new profile at ...." is rather... strange and anticlimactic.

a point that should have warned me that friendster got hit by a phishing attack that tricks people into logging into a fake friendster website and use their email address and passwords. (first of all, it is SOOO dumb to use your real email password for your friendster password - some dumb ass could easily abuse that in friendster and sell all our email addresses and password to the corporate sponsors of SPAM - which i think is what happened)

another friendster message from Ellen said "I miss you." - sure, that's perfectly nice if you haven't seen or talked to each other since the last ice age. but not cool when you practically have to un-glue your fingers from your cellphone sending trivia messages day in, day out (special thanks to SUN cellular where texting is 24X7 except nights - duh, it needs the SUN?)

oh well, that's how popularity works!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

AM PRETTY SURE I DID NOT SEND YOU THAT MESSAGE. AND WHY THE HECK WOULD I TELL YOU THAT I MISS YOU. SOMEBODY SURE IS PLAYING A SICK, A VERY SICK JOKE.

Cacho said...

that's how phishing and identity theft works... they send emails on behalf of other people usually asking them to visit a website - usually a porn site. am pretty sure it wasn't you.

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