The Status Message Generation…

Of late, I’ve been seeing a trend of increasing awareness to the Gtalk status messages among my friends. From lovely, soothing messages like, “Love is not about who you can live with; it’s about who you can’t live without…” and “dance, dance, dance…” to outright corny ones like, “Life sucks, which makes us all pornstars!” and “I still love nature despite what it did to me!”

The fact that people aren’t satisfied by being just “Available” and “Busy” tells us something about the kind of world we live in and the kind of peer pressure we are facing from all sides.

Actually, it doesn’t. I’m just trying to draw some rationality into the argument, and I can see that I’ve done a bad job of it so far. I’ve fretted over my status messages for hours at a time, to make sure that whoever sees me online on gtalk can read my message and be impressed. It’s such a pity that Freud is dead – he’d have drawn some inference of family trauma for this phenomenon!

Published by Nikhil

Nikhil Kumar lives in Bangalore with his wife and their stuffed dog. They are both advertising professionals and lead very exciting lives on the streets, dodging traffic. Their fridge is filled with cans of Diet Coke and their water heater doesn't work. He doesn't smoke (up) anymore.

7 thoughts on “The Status Message Generation…

  1. Status messages are meant for that – to make a statement!

    But the award for the most INSIPID message goes to “Do not disturb”.

  2. @MN

    Insipid alright, but perhaps that message is drawing on the inherent human tendency to confirm a ‘Wet Paint’ sign by actually touching the paint! šŸ™‚


    Freud may be dead, but he sure as hell(no pun intended!) has passed the mantle to capable hands before he died!! šŸ˜‰

  3. @MN
    insipid status messages are the “in” things nowadays it seems… I just saw one that read “I’m busy” and had a green dot next to it..!! :0

    I wonder whom you’re referring to… šŸ˜‰

  4. @ Yaake- You’re so right. I daily change my gtalk status message to something fishy. I love getting responses back!

    fruity šŸ˜‰

  5. @Fruity
    Now, I’m so tired of changing msgs… I just put a link to my blog… šŸ˜€

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