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Sunday January 25, 2004
04:32 AM


[ #16990 ]

Looks like overnight the Perl community pretty much took over Orkut. I woke up to find I had 29 friends.

If you're a member and you want to add me as a friend, then here's my profile.

Mind you, I'm starting to lose track of all the social networking web sites that I'm a member of :-/

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  • Damn! I'm not part of the Perl community and I have no friends.

    Is there room for an acquaintance?
    • Well, you can feel good in that you too have a purpose. You're one of the people we don't let in so we can feel like we're in a real hip clique ;)
      • Yeah, but with the amount of people that are saying that they have been let in, jplindstrom (hi btw) and I are now in the the real hip clique ;-}
  • The rule "any word is obscene in some language" works again: "orkut" is Finnish colloquial for "orgasms". Please don't tell me whether this is appropriate for the said website :-)
    • From their faq : is a new social networking service named for the Google engineer who developed it, Orkut Buyukkokten. Looks like a Finnish name to me.
      • > Orkut Buyukkokten

        Ummm, no. It's got the right ratio of letters 'k', but no. Turkish, maybe.
        • Maybe. That said, that would not be the first time that a forename has a double meaning. For example "Robert" is French slang for boobs and "Jules" for W.C. (Makes me think about Austin Powers II for some reason.)
          • Yeah, and don't forget Dick Cheney and Dick Hardt... Nevertheless, I can assure "Orgasms" is not a Finnish first name :-) and the second one is no Finnish, either.
  • Invitation-only, huh? I guess they weren't impressed by Friendster's "here's our beta password, now tell everybody you know!" debut...