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Will The Orange Shark Strike Fear In The Hearts Of Netizens?

Never ending….the number of social networking and web 2.0 websites keep popping up nowadays, trying to take a piece of the huge mega-sized cheesecake that Facebook is chomping on. Looks like Orangeshark is making a small not-to-be-ignored wave out there and I am quite sure it’s not the only one. Too lazy to scout around for more. Just by skimming the surface of it, Orangeshark is a place where people play games, communicate and network with each other. I don’t see too many ‘vegas-style’ games, so, I assume it’s a kid-safe place. For me, I’ve not signed up with them yet….as it is, I have my plate full but my eyes are open and I would like to see how they’re doing and what kind of waves they’re making. But there’s a small part of me that is wondering, ‘Do we really need another one?’ I mean, Facebook’s got all those vampires, battles, jigsaws, scrabbles, drink-throwing, face-slapping, sheep-throwing, coffee-giving, drink-mixing games in there as it is (I hardly use them anymore), so, what makes Orangeshark different from the rest? As far as I can see, there’s nothing uniquely different about this website that can effectively lure people out of Facebook. In all honesty, as far as social networking is concerned, FB’s still got it. Even with all those reminders, I’ve ignored my Friendster account because of how dumb and non-user-friendly blogging and updating system. It’s time for Friendster to just….die in its sleep...peacefully. This is because it served us well when it was still....alive. Back to Orangeshark, I like the website and the concept. This website is probably trying to compete against bigger and more established networks like Facebook and Yahoo Games….and what-have-you-nots. You can tell that I am sssoooooo into games, can’t you? :-) I’m just a very business-thinking kind of person….wasting time is not on cards right now but I just can’t help exploring all the new things happening in the cyberworld, that’s all. It’s called e-kepoh. :-) Yahoo! Games have been really successful in capturing the younger market by offering really fun free games. I think they’re making tons of money from their advertisements alone. Oh yeah, what about Neopets? Neopets has been there for ages and my 11-year-old niece is hooked on her pet and the games in there, so….yeah, I think Orangeshark would have to up-the-ante a little against Neopets as well. Ah well. Anyway, I would like to take the opportunity to wish all Indian Malaysians a very Happy Deepavali and may you have a fun-filled, thrilling and tummy-filling (much awaited) TWO DAY OFF as your well-deserved public holiday!

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