the bet on orkut profile views.

Feb 17, 2008:

Gullu is showing-off in front of others at the snacks table that his profile gets viewed by almost 100 times per day! “I am so popular.”, Gullu proudly remarks.

“Wow yaar!”, “Is it 100 different persons or someone special viewing 100 times?”, “How do you manage that man?”, are a few reactions.

bhOndOO is getting agitated with this show-off business — especially because it is going on in front of Shami. But bhOndOO keeps silent. Suddenly, Gullu turns to bhOndOO, “How many visitors do you have, bhOndOO?”, and starts smiling. Everyone around the table starts giggling. BenJi says, “1 in 100 days.”, and everyone bursts into laughter.

bhOndOO takes it seriously and puts a bet, “Within a week, I will have more total profile views than anyone of you!”. Gullu thinks about the last bet, realizes that there is no possibility of getting cheated and accepts the challenge.

Status: Gullu’s total profile views = 5000, bhOndOO’s total profile views = 200.

Feb 18, 2008:

Each one of the 500+ persons in the orkut friend list of Gullu gets a message, “Hi there! If you wish to have a treat from me on Feb 24, 2008, simply visit my profile as many times as possible. If I win the bet of more profile views, you will get a treat! Here is the profile of my rival — link to bhOndOO’s orkut profile.”.

Status: Gullu’s total profile views = 6000, bhOndOO’s total profile views = 1000.

bhOndOO’s profile views increases because all of Gullu’s friends check bhOndOO’s profile.

Feb 19, 2008:

Gullu is a bit excited with the recent increase in scholarship. Each one of the 500+ persons in the orkut friend list of Gullu gets another message, “Hi again! If you wish to have another treat from me on Feb 25, 2008, please send this message to all your friends and ask them to send it to their friends. If I win, I will give you a double treat! And please do not check my rival’s profile!!!”.

Status: Gullu’s total profile views = 8000, bhOndOO’s total profile views = 1500.

bhOndOO gets Gullu’s message via BenJi: Gullu —> BenJi —> bhOndOO.

Feb 20, 2008:

bhOndOO is deep in thoughts. He knows that he cannot win with this strategy. He only has 20 friends in the list. “How can I do it? I can post it in some forum, but I do not have money to give them treat! Moreover, Gullu will quickly find out and post his profile link also!”. He remembers the ad, Bheja Fry, 7-up try. He goes to the tea-board and drinks a 7-up. At the next instant, he exclaims like Abhishek Bachchan, “What an idea!”. He goes to the lab, starts surfing.

Status: Gullu’s total profile views = 10000, bhOndOO’s total profile views = 1520.

Feb 21, 2008:

bhOndOO is still in the lab. He is writing some TCL code, has four empty bottles of 7-up around and four windows of TCL tutorial opened. He is frustrated, since his program is not compiling!

In the evening, bhOndOO is happy. His program is working. He goes to each of the four working machines in the Computing Lab (having ten machines), does something, and leaves for hostel.

Status: Gullu’s total profile views = 11000, bhOndOO’s total profile views = 1540.

Feb 22, 2008:

bhOndOO enters the lab, checks a file eagerly and gets disappointed. He then starts writing a shell script. By evening, he has the shell script perfectly working.

Status: Gullu’s total profile views = 11800, bhOndOO’s total profile views = 1560.

Feb 23, 2008:

bhOndOO enters the lab and checks a file. He is very happy! He looks around to see no one, logs in using BenJi’s login (he grabs the password using the TCL program which gives a login screen exactly as in X-Windows), opens firefox, prays to Orkut Buyukkokten, and opens http://www.orkut.com/Home.aspx with BenJi’s unix account password. It takes a while and he sees BenJi’s orkut profile. “Fantastic! Long live people who have the same password for all their accounts!”, bhOndOO shouts.

In the evening, Gullu checks his bank balance which is Rs.20,000. “I think that should be enough!”, he tells himself.

In the night, bhOndOO updates his shell script with BenJi’s login and password, and runs it in a loop. The shell script logs into orkut using BenJi’s credentials and visits bhOndOO’s profile.

Status: Gullu’s total profile views = 12500, bhOndOO’s total profile views = 105000.

Feb 24, 2008:

Everyone is in the lab, nervous, worried, disappointed, surprised.

Gullu’s orkut profile says, “Profile views: Since Feb ’06: 28, Last week: 27, Yesterday: 1″.

bhOndOO’s orkut profile says, “Profile views: Since Feb ’06: 28, Last week: 27, Yesterday: 1″.

Shami explains, “This is the recent bug in orkut.”.

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12 Responses to “the bet on orkut profile views.”

  1. Arnab Says:

    I noticed a strange bug in orkut today! It doubled my scrap count without adding any new scrap!!! Anyway, it went back to the actual count after some time.

  2. iisc Says:

    You may also see this ad on your orkut profile soon.

  3. iisc Says:

    And it seems the profile views are back:
    Profile views: Since Feb ’06: 1,580, Last week: 37

  4. aravindh Says:

    fun fun and loads of fun..

    bhondoo cud have created a fake profile himself easily rather than hacking into someone else’s account…

  5. iisc Says:

    Thanks Aravindth. bhOndOO should have thought of this option — but may be he didn’t because, he is bhOndOO :).

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