Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine's day Facebook captcha

This valentines day might just bring a radical change in India and this paradigm shift in thinking of people has just begun - all thanks to a crazy bunch of insane sene. Coming to the captcha part, Facebook seems to have put some creativity behind it. Normally captcha's are boring and a time consuming exercise asking a strange question - "Are you human". And to verify that you have to decode a set of twisted alphabets present there only because a few geeks with good computer knowledge decided to give a set of codes, the human experience. The result - Humans have to bear the code experience. Had those captchas not been present, the 2 seconds spent by each of the millions of internet users decoding such captchas would have translated into meaningful time and saving of bandwidth in return helping the environment.
Back to the interesting captcha (pic below), this is what it read- Confined 14th
Thats a cool one before valentine's day.
Google started the trend of user targeted ads, but it seems Facebook has started targeted captchas.

I am not ashamed to say that I am confined on 14th, but Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook founder) would be since the contectu controversy and the $65 million settlement that has come out in open. I am also not ashamed to say that I'm jealous of Mark Zuckerberg. The Wikipedia entry reads - "Zuckerberg's Harvard classmates, Divya Narendra, Cameron Winklevoss, and Tyler Winklevoss, claimed that he stole their idea intended for their own site, ConnectU."
Divya Narendra hmm.. an Indian name- Now that is enough food for thought for our hindi news channels to create a mountain of this controversy. But I'm happy for a fact that it was these news channels that brought the case of Nithari forward and finally those cannibals of Nithari will be sent to the hell they deserve.
I'll be back with my opinion on budget after the V-day.

To all hot single females reading this - Happy Valentines day! I'm single.

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