Monday, August 20, 2007

orkut

Just yesterday I read the news that Mumbai Teeneger has been kidnapped for ransom of 2 crore rupees(20 million). As I was reading the news, I was thinking yet another kidnapping and yet another ransom and everything will be fine. Then comes news today morning that kidnappers murdered him. That was disturbing. Just couldnt understand the ways of the world. How cruel.

Check this link, link

Couple of things about this case left me disturbed. Police say kidnappers were friends of this teen and that they first met over ORKUT online community. Also, this teen got into rich wild habbits of car racing and late nights away from home.

To me, online community is good social networking place on internet but after my yahoo password was hacked and personal details flashed over internet, I got scared. Still am. I would advice everyone particularly the teens and innocents to be careful who you meet and make sure you really know the stranger from internet before you open up your private life diary in front of him/her.

Also Parents should know that anytime thier kids are doing nights out, its time to start worrying. Most of the times, peer group wanting to do wild things at night are out of control and I know from personal experience that most of them have scant respect for law or society. This ultimately gets them in trouble almost all the time and we have millions of cases where families have to regret later.

If we are to cry later, why not take time to rein in kids at first place? After all it is for everyone's benefit.

28 comments:

FireWhisky said...

i totally agree... we do need to put some checks in place 4 kids 2day... im on orkut, bt i refuse 2 give out my no. 2 ne1. i also refrain 4m adding ppl evn if they come recommended by my frends...

orkuts been a great way f catching up wid frends n running in2 old ones as well... bt precautions need to b takn...

Cuckoo said...

Why only orkut? I think any online chatting service can be equally bad if you reveal your personal details.

Nice thought provoking post. :)

priya said...

I think anything to do with the net on socail groups or personal chat, gotto stay away from personal details. U never know if he/she is real isn't it.

Tohou Lidia said...

woah - that's true. The internet just brings up so many new dangers that we haven't even thought of yet! And it is so easy to become complacent. I have a myspace and i was just flashing all my personal photos over the place when i realized people can actually copy and paste them. We have to be careful with our intellectual property alot more now also.

That's really interesting about that Mumbai kid - i hadn't heard of it!

By the way, you are TAGGED!!! And i'm so sorry i haven't been visiting you blog!

-Amy

Ajay said...

wht say man ?
ur personal details on da web. hell! which site ? Dats scary.
I guess one needs to be damn discreet when dealing on sites like orkut or yahoo.
and besides avoiding common chatrooms is d best, what say ?

Mumbai Guy said...

Firewhisky - So sorry for delayed feedback. As always, good to see your comments on the top. :-)

Cuckoo Ji - I agree with you - Its not just ORKUT. Everything in internet that acts as medium to collect personal information gets included in this category.

Mumbai Guy said...

Priya - I know you take lot of precautions on your blog. One reason I still havnt figured if you are male/ female even after reading so many blog posts. :) Hey not my fault - I have one guy in my friend circle whose name is priya and I only heard of girls with that name before.

Mumbai Guy said...

Tohou lidia - Sorry, I myself not in touch with blog world much oflate. Its true keep personal pictures and details from limelight as much as you can. About that mumbai kid - Every additional article I read - More scary reality comes up.

Ajay - where you been dude? Good to see ya again. I had my first bad experience in yahoo chat.

Keshi said...

very informative post MG, ty!

**Police say kidnappers were friends of this teen and that they first met over ORKUT online community

that was scary! WOW...so the teenager hasnt been found yet???


My only online life is my blog...and email. I dun chat, I hv never been to Orkut and never will. I hate chatting...there cud be so many kinds of ppl there...it cud be anyone n that is freaky!


Keshi.

Mumbai Guy said...

Keshi - They killed that teen. Check this link,

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Youngest_accused_killed_Adnan/articleshow/2310909.cms

Mumbai Guy said...

And Keshi, Orkut is not that bad if you do not post too much personal information. But yes, online socializing is scary.

Keshi said...

WUTTTTTTTTT! OMG thats horrible! I'll read the link soon, tnxx!

nah I dun go to Orkut at all...and guess what...someone told me that there's aprofile under my name over there already! Some loser is using my ID (cloned it) and posting porn. Well who cares...some ppl just dun hv anything else to do u see :)


I avoid sites like Facebook, MySpace and Orkut...and chat rooms! I've been to chat rooms to realise how FREAKy they can get.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

oops I cant get to that link :(

copy the full addy MG..

Keshi.

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Keshi said...

omg I read abt that murder elsewhere. so sad! How can kids be this CRUEL?

this incident sort of worried me. Im not gonna meet up with anyone from the net...not until I can trust em alot...

thanks MG!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

MG check my current post.

Keshi.

Drama Div@ said...
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Drama Div@ said...

I felt very sorry for young Adnan and condolence to his parents...
but who's to blame here? the orkut, the kidnappers, Adnan, his parent or the police? I've read somewhere and i totally agreed with him, he said "if you leave the window open and leave home, and if a thief gets in, is only the thief to be blamed? The thief should end up in jail, but you were the idiot. Same logic."

Keshi said...

tnxx for dropping by MG! It was ur post that initiated that post of mine. so tnxx to u!

Keshi.

Pijush said...

Yes the World is changing fast and Orkut/YM are making it complex for innocent usuers. You can not trust anyone these days.

Movie Mazaa said...

Quite a thoughtful and relevant post, MG! Things have gone out of hand lately to the point of being scary as these happenings...

Sad, but true!
:(

priya said...

One reason I still havnt figured if you are male/ female even after reading so many blog posts. :)

Just cudn't stop laughing after reading this. I can't post my pics to prove I am a female:))

That was cool.

Keshi said...

hey MG...TC.

Keshi.

Mayur said...

Hey MG i agree wid u but its tough to keep track of wht the little fellas do 24X7..the Gen-X is too smart...
So wassup man-hws it goin??

Pritika Gupta said...

once again technology used for wrong purpose.. but does tht make technology bad..noo.. i love orkutiing.. it helps me in keeping touch with many many frnds..even from school time.. the frnds with whom i really lost touch..

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I too followed the story.
It is sad, but true...
Let us be more careful & spread this message.
Thanks!

Mumbai Guy said...

Kulpreet - Thanks so much for bringing up Darfur post in your blog. Pray world wakes up to its notice.

Mayur - Everythin pretty cool wid me. Wassup at your end?

Priyankari said...

Personal details flashed! That's really scary yaar!