After surviving an unprecedented 12-hour onslaught of alcohol over the weekend after which I managed to piss off scores of people and made a complete fool out of myself, I finally managed to get some much-needed work done in Nepali Dictionary today. My tole has a ‘WANTED’ picture of me for disturbing peace at 3:00 am in the morning. Getting a handle on life has never been easier. No really.
I don’t like how Internet has progressed since Facebook came into our lives. Here’s an interesting article from NYT on just that. But whatever the case may be, there’s no denying – and I repeat (d r u m r o l l):
In the past you didn’t Know if you didn’t Google. Now, you will never Know if you don’t Facebook.
And to some extent, Twitter.
It’s like we are born to pry and prod.
What are you doing? Where are you going? What did you do last Summer? Are you tired of your job? What is your latest complaint? Share if you dare! And that’s news! And we are interested, thank you very much!
Keeping in mind that trend, I had no choice but to create a Facebook page for Nepali Dictionary. Like it, will you please? (I intend to the the 1000th Like). Whoever Likes it first, I’m sending them a surprise gift from .. O I dunno .. Bhatbhateni?
For now, I plan to post only Word of the Day there; there will be one more admin on the Page – he’ll take care of what needs to be taken care of there; the man’s an MA in Nepali – knows what he’s doing. For now though the post itself will be static (manual). Everyone who works in Facebook is a billionaire but they cannot provide us proper documentation with step-by-step examples; their help is enough only if you are a full-time FB developer; which most of us aren’t, Zuckerberg.
However, in Twitter, the posts will be automatic – as they call it, generated from the System – every night around 12:30 am Nepal time; theirs is a much neater API reference (that’s the last piece of geek-speak you’ll find here – I promise, else you’ll get your money back); and all the while it’s been Facebook chasing Twitter’s tail (to buy it) like dance bars chase potential customers in Thamel (“aunus na dai aunus – bhitra aye pachi bahira niskanai man nai lagdaina – aunus”)! O the ways of the world! Anyway – follow and retweet, will you please?