Or I just don’t get the point.
Because of a few people I know are at Orkut I am there as a reluctant member, a subscription that doesn’t cost anything – and my curiosity about what makes Orkut work.
It’s a chat – but there are “multiple-dual-non-linear” windows. It defies conversation, context and content. Yes – I see your brows arched. You chat – asynchronously with many people – but all you get to see on your scraps (which they should scrap), is what other people wrote to – DEVOID of context! So when someone scrapped you – the only way to find out what you scrapped in return or scrapped in the first place – is to go to that person’s scraps and see what you scrapped in the first place. But then God help you if a million people scrapped things after what you scrapped – click next, next, next. Confused? Yes – that’s what I mean. I reckon most “things” that Orkut enables – happen offline – those things aren’t scrapped
You would think that Google would do better things with all the doctorates working with them – something as simple as link to ‘See Conversation’. They have even linked the Google Talk with that thing. Yet!
Curse this ageing man – but I tell you – there is an opportunity to build an intelligent networking site for 30-somethings.
It’s all a load of crap…er…scrap…er…no…crap!