Harshdeep 2.0

January 21, 2009

Useless Comments

Filed under: Uncategorized — harshdeep @ 9:20 pm

I am sure that when Randall Munroe published this XKCD cartoon…

… he had not seen Amitabh Bachchan’s blog. Here is a sampling of comments on the latest post of India’s most popular person –

Ravi g says: January 19, 2009 at 2:29 am
Dear Sir,
waiting for ur post for so long……..great to see you back….thanks to you..

Nikki (London) says: January 19, 2009 at 2:50 am
Parnam mere dost
Good morning, I don’t know where you are at this moment, but I’ve just got back from the gym after a 45 min workout, 30 min swim, 15 min jacuzzi, 15 min sauna, feel totally pooped but refreshed.
About to start the eve family meal of khadhi chawal, so will enter your world laters, my love.

Shachi says: January 19, 2009 at 2:50 am
I dont belive is becoming a fan of a person without meeting that person….
dont kknow why but i am a huge fan of urs….
ur in perfect in everything in the world i can think of…
i am not from ur field… but for sure wana be like u at 67 all overloaded with energy… full of passion ….
and most imp. i am glad ur not in plotics…

Joshua David says: January 19, 2009 at 3:08 am
Dearest Amit ji,
Happy to read that U had a safe journey and are back home.. It snowed in scotland today, i guess the city realised that the warmt of Amit ji was not with them any more !!!
Sir ji do reply to my comment at least once… Please..
Do take care
Luv u hamesha
Luv n respects
Joshua D

shakir says: January 19, 2009 at 3:10 am
Dear Sir,
please sir show some more pictures like this.

… you get the drift. There may be some well thought out comments worth reading in there but they are lost in this sea of abject fan adulation. That makes it more like a newspaper column than a blog – no two way communication.

Update: There is a Firefox extension that removes ‘undesirable’ comments from the Youtube comment stream – Youtube Comment Snob. It uses various rules to identify the comments to be removed including the formatting (all caps/no caps) and use of profanity. I’m sure the same rules could be used to weed out undesirable comments from other sites (like Big B’s blog) as well in a generic way.


1 Comment »

  1. it can’t get more useless than that guy who is totally pooped after the gym, jacuzzi, sauna..

    Comment by fafridi — January 21, 2009 @ 9:42 pm

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