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While watching Shrek, I was just thinking: “Aren’t the online life exactly like living in a animated fantasy?”
“Is internet for real, or is it some dream world?”
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You type ROFL all the time on internet, but when was the last time you heard of someone literally “Rolling on the floor and laughing”?
In the safety of our cyber cafes, how often do you use expressions and words which you know you would have never said had you have met the person face to face in real life?

When you meet someone on the internet, exactly whom are you meeting?
1) the real real life him/her,
2) the person which the other person thinks he/she is,
3) the person what your acquaintance wants to be?
4) or what that other person wants to be?

I think Internet is a place which is similar to a dream, because you are what you want to be. Yet it is unique because now a dream is one man’s fantasy… while internet is a collaboration of the fantasy of a million souls.
What do you think?

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25 replies on “ROFL”

In a way u can say , internet is a dream world
as vivid as Shrek…if not more

We may say ROTFL but not literally roll on
the floor , but once when I read something on the net
while having coffee I found it so funny, I
laughed so much that I choked and
spilled coffee all over myself :)) ..

Infact , in real life , how many times do we tell the
narrator what we actually feel ? atleast here we take
time to tell each other what we think.
Why shd there be a dbt whom we are meeting here?
Why dont we make an asessment of what the other
person is , what his/her views are and most of all see
if they have similar interests….the essence shd be
“am I enjoying talking or discussing things with this person”..

Here I think ppl are franker and bolder and
put out their thgts with less inhibition . Afterall in real
life there is so much need for diplomacy…
Here, the only thing that wld stop me from saying something
I want to wld be not to hurt anyone .

As for the kostens raised by u , I am not sure if we have
a seperate image for the net ….or unwillingly our real selves
take over our image….

But it is very true that the world of netizens is a fascinating one
and it brings immense pleasure interacting with them.

//In a way u can say , internet is a dream world
as vivid as Shrek…if not more//
yups.. typically i do not like animation (not because i do not like it, but because i find it childish) but Shrek made me change my stance.

//while having coffee I found it so funny, I
laughed so much that I choked and
spilled coffee all over myself :)) ..//
agreed, this has happened to me a couple of times also.
but is it same as rolling on the floor?

//Infact , in real life , how many times do we tell the
narrator what we actually feel ? atleast here we take
time to tell each other what we think.//
yups that is why it is a dream world.

//Why shd there be a dbt whom we are meeting here?//
because we do not know if the person is for real. its just like dreams.. which are often miles away from a reality.

//Why dont we make an asessment of what the other
person is , what his/her views are and most of all see
if they have similar interests….//
the problem is that a person could have 3-4 online identities … each with totally different traits…. he could be a student in one, professor in another…. a girl in one a guy in another… indian in one american in another… r u connecting with this identity or the real person?

//“am I enjoying talking or discussing things with this person”..//
so u mean to say.. in a few years if robots are able to initiate conversations, you will be ok in spending your life with it?

//Here I think ppl are franker and bolder and
put out their thgts with less inhibition . Afterall in real
life there is so much need for diplomacy…//
yups i totally agree.

//Here, the only thing that wld stop me from saying something
I want to wld be not to hurt anyone .//
and even if the person acts irrationally, you can forget him/her in a jiffy.

//I am not sure if we have
a seperate image for the net ….or unwillingly our real selves
take over our image….//
honestly I am scared of using my real name online… I am a tech geek in real life… but in E-Nagar I have not even written one word about technology.. is it MPD?

//But it is very true that the world of netizens is a fascinating one
and it brings immense pleasure interacting with them.//
yups its a dreamland 🙂 i am totally addicted to it.

hi

Net world is a dreamworld if you want it to be so. Or it can be real as well, again if you want it to be so. Its how you perceive it and with what attitude you interact over here. If one wants fantasy they align them self with it and if one wants things to be real he or she aligns with real things and projects as real as they are.
Sree has put it well…
//in real life , how many times do we tell the
narrator what we actually feel ?//

In real we feel may be around 10 times more things than what we say out loud. In net world we take time to capture those flashing momentary feelings and express it in words. Which also becomes available for many more persons to surf through those interactions to ponder on those and to relate themself.

In short “you see what you wish to see, be it dream or real”

@thiru…
//In short “you see what you wish to see, be it dream or real”//
doesn’t the place sound magical….
i always was curious about fairy tales… but now i can live in one 🙂

//In real we feel may be around 10 times more things than what we say out loud. In net world we take time to capture those flashing momentary feelings and express it in words. Which also becomes available for many more persons to surf through those interactions to ponder on those and to relate themself.//
wow… we single handedly removed the fear of public speaking/scrutiny.
I just love this place… as much as i love the movie Shrek

well for me this is one place where one can be truly themselves…u dont have to make other person feel good…as Sree commented in real life you have to be diplomatic…u cant ignore a person u dont like…and u cant share ur happiness with everyone around u coz more half the ppl will be jealous of ur happiness…

to download ur sorrow and upgrade ur mood, its nice to feel ROFL while sitting in front of window and peeping in the world 😉

//yups.. typically i do not like animation
(not because i do not like it, but because i find it childish) //
is’nt it nice to feel like a child sometimes 🙂
I enjoy most of the cartoons 🙂

//but Shrek made me change my stance.//
So, is it time to watch ‘Finding Nemo’ ? 🙂
not as good as Shrek..but it was ok.

//agreed, this has happened to me a couple of times also.
but is it same as rolling on the floor?//
when u say u feel ‘butterflies in ur tummy’ in real life ,
how many times have those beauties flown out of ur mouth 😛

//time to tell each other what we think.//
yups that is why it is a dream world.//
or cld it be less expectations ?

//because we do not know if the person is for real. its just like dreams.. which are often miles away from a reality.//
yes…what u say makes sense..we form an image of the person we are interacting with..

//the problem is that a person could have 3-4 online identities … each with totally different traits…. he could be a student in one, professor in another…. a girl in one a guy in another… indian in one american in another… r u connecting with this identity or the real person?//
As for me , I dont bother abt which split personality I am dealing with …just keep interacting
with one identity , and if there is consistency its fine….otherwise adios 🙂 Atleast at some point
of time , the real person has to take over the image 🙂

//so u mean to say.. in a few years if robots are able to initiate conversations, you will be ok in spending your life with it?//
well…leave conversations….tell me if it can enjoy a good joke….give me a robot with a sense humor and I will tell u how I feel .

//life there is so much need for diplomacy…//
yups i totally agree./
ahaaa 🙂

//I want to wld be not to hurt anyone .//
and even if the person acts irrationally, you can forget him/her in a jiffy.//
as for this…Pegasus..between real life and the net one….only the ‘jiffy’ part
is different…in real life giving the boot wld take a bit longer .

//honestly I am scared of using my real name online… I am a tech geek in real life… but in E-Nagar I have not even written one word about technology.. is it MPD?//
u may be a tech geek..but is that ur passion ?
btw what is MPD ? I only know MCP 😉 atleast one :))

//is’nt it nice to feel like a child sometimes :)//
its just amazing. 🙂 no worries no tension no responsibilities. 🙂

//I enjoy most of the cartoons :)//
i read dilbert and C&H every day. but I try to limit my exposure to animation.

//So, is it time to watch ‘Finding Nemo’ ? :)//
i saw that about 3-4 years ago.. it was a nice story about a fish 🙂

//when u say u feel ‘butterflies in ur tummy’ in real life ,
how many times have those beauties flown out of ur mouth :P//
i won’t like any material substance flowing out of my mouth either. but i get your point 🙂 we often exaggerate to prove our point.

//yes…what u say makes sense..we form an image of the person we are interacting with..//
and u have a knack of guessing how the person looks robed or was it disrobed :p

//As for me , I dont bother abt which split personality I am dealing with …just keep interacting
with one identity , and if there is consistency its fine….otherwise adios :)//
u r a ruthless culler.

//well…leave conversations….tell me if it can enjoy a good joke….give me a robot with a sense humor and I will tell u how I feel .//
have u read Issac Asimov? in one of his short stories he talks about a girl who took a robot as her lover.

//as for this…Pegasus..between real life and the net one….only the ‘jiffy’ part
is different…in real life giving the boot wld take a bit longer .//
ya once you get attached with someone.. its hard to accept the reality that the other person no longer wants u.

//u may be a tech geek..but is that ur passion ?//
not at all. i love life too much to waste it taking care of stupid machines. even a worm will have higher IQ.

//btw what is MPD ? I only know MCP 😉 atleast one :))//
multiple personality disorder.

@1nvincible….
//well for me this is one place where one can be truly themselves…u dont have to make other person feel good…//
you might not have to bend over in order to please the other person… but the same rules of friendship apply online.

//and u cant share ur happiness with everyone around u coz more half the ppl will be jealous of ur happiness…//
you might have met a few rotten apples, but dear, its a very wrong attitude to have. if you do not share your feelings with others, they won’t do the same and soon u will be left alone

//and u have a knack of guessing how the person looks robed or was it disrobed :p//
……and all because I am a regular at ur blog 😛

nope..me not frustrated 😛

#//As for me , I dont bother abt which split personality I am dealing with …just keep interacting
with one identity , and if there is consistency its fine….otherwise adios :)//
u r a ruthless culler.#
well…its mercy culling 😉

//have u read Issac Asimov? in one of his short stories he talks about a girl who took a robot as her lover.//
No..I have’nt read his books.
I watched a movie where a robot wants to be more and more human , and even marries
the daughter of the house…hmm..all said and done..the robot looked and sounded very
insecure in the movie.

//ya once you get attached with someone.. its hard to accept the reality that the other person no longer wants u.//
both…or u dont want that person….equally painful.
#//u may be a tech geek..but is that ur passion ?//
not at all. i love life too much to waste it taking care of stupid machines. #
makes sense and why wld ones work life be a personality trait ?

//nope..me not frustrated :P//
who said u were….

//well…its mercy culling ;-)//
so u believe in euthanasia?

//I watched a movie where a robot wants to be more and more human , and even marries
the daughter of the house…hmm..all said and done..the robot looked and sounded very
insecure in the movie.//
movies can never capture the feel of a book… but ya issac asimov writes more about emotions then technology in his science fiction. so i am not surprised if the robot showed human like emotions.

//both…or u dont want that person….equally painful.//
ahha…. i never knew u had experienced such complex emotions too.

//makes sense and why wld ones work life be a personality trait ?//
if they r the same… u will be happier

//who said u were….//
ok..may be not in so many words 😛

//well…its mercy culling ;-)//
so u believe in euthanasia?….
culling is fine…killing for whatever reason..no no no .

//both…or u dont want that person….equally painful.//
ahha…. i never knew u had experienced such complex emotions too.//
I dont know if its complex…but I had to do it once
and everytime I see her pic…it pains me 🙁

//so u believe in euthanasia?….
culling is fine…killing for whatever reason..no no no .//
please my friend… elaborate on the fine technical difference which makes culling not a killing.

//I dont know if its complex…but I had to do it once
and everytime I see her pic…it pains me :(//
sorry to have touched a raw nerve.

Cull
//Something picked out from others, especially something rejected because of inferior quality//

//cull – the person or thing rejected or set aside as inferior in quality//

the actual process of selecting unwanted elements from a group is ‘culling’…
but in reality they are picked out and done away with…though that is not what it means.

//sorry to have touched a raw nerve.//
oh..that’s ok.

see….. thats why I dont … infact never use ROFL….

on a more alteranative note 😉
I feel Internet is the place where whatever our inner most wishes are.. they come true… in its own small way….
So… NET RULES!!!

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