Monday, May 31, 2010

Dear Facebook

Dear Facebook,

It's almost been a year since we've been together, and on this day, I decided to take some time out to tell you how I really feel about you; about us.

Truth be told, I was quite happy and satisfied with my ex, Orkut. Inspite of the fact that It did offer limited possibilities, it was all I wanted back then- easy-to-be-with and friendly, although it did start letting fake accounts and websites spam our relationship. Just when I thought we were getting stronger, Slapster happened. I just couldn’t stand being slapped around anymore and eggs and tomatoes being thrown at me by random people. The final blow came when it decided to change its appearance. The minimalism and straightforwardness, which I fell in love with in the first place, were just not there anymore and I knew it was time to move on. It tried hard to get me tried to offer me interesting sessions with the application of new techniques, more flexibility and options, but I knew we were over. And then, you and I met.

I remember the first time I saw you. To be honest, I wasn't really sure whether I wanted to be with you or not - You were a little intimidating and a bit complicated. We’d met earlier too, but at that time, since I was with Orkut, I didn’t think too much about you, but there was something about you that made me want to come back. You welcomed me with open arms and with time, I opened up and started understanding you and how you work. I shared my pictures with you. I let you have a look at my notes. We liked each other. We even poked each other every now and then and I couldn’t spend a day without updating you about my status.

Though things went faster than I’d expected them to, you quickly became an integral part of my life. Soon I reached a stage where my day wouldn’t be complete if I hadn’t spent a few priceless minutes with you. Minutes turned into hours, and hours into extended periods where you almost became an addiction. I do remember thinking it was going a little overboard when you started suggesting friends to me, and asked me to reconnect with people, and that’s when I got a little disillusioned. We had a minor disagreement over privacy issues and that was our first fight.
I got carried away, and that is when I started branching out. There was this phase when I thought it was almost over between us. Life was a haze and I tried everything that came my way. MySpace, Ibibo, Linkedin, Bigadda and the likes came and went by, only to make me realize how much you meant to me. I did have a little thing for Twitter, but I came clean with you and returned to you, a wiser man.

Our relationship has been one hell of a roller-coaster ride and I’m glad that we’ve survived and stay stronger than ever. I can’t even imagine a day without you and I hope I never have to.

Lots of love. I'll always 'Like' you.                                                                                                                                                                     


  1. @ Srikanth: Thanks for being nice enough to leave a comment :D

  2. so true man....

  3. that almost defines "one loyal relationship"

  4. shah in love???
    well written dude....:-)
    orkut is totally screwed up now.. it feels irritating to sign in there even once in a fortnight!
    one of the few disasters in google family....
    Thanks to Mark Zuckerberg and his decision to Not sell fb... it stays far ahead of the competition!

  5. @ Pranav: i know.

    @ Shweta: Oh it is, trust me :D

    @ Bhuvan: true man.

  6. Oh I wanted to comment on this for so long...carries your hallmark wit all over...the subtle nuances are carved out very discrete-fully and one hell of a good read....

  7. hahaha!!!! incredibly a beautiful love story! well expressed indeed!! u cud have described ur better half in a more lucid manner!! lol! good work aashish :)

  8. Hmm..Good one...Hope facebook will keep her promise of "free and always be".. You seem to be head over heels in love with her.. :)