When was the last time you woke up to an ordinary day ? When nothing happens. At all.
When the world isn’t falling apart and chaos isn’t taking over every shred of logic that you fight to give Internet one more chance.
To make amends , to prove its worth , to woo you over and let you stay.
For someone who turns to Social Media to stay curious , informed and feel alive , these days have been few and far between.
Over the perfectly normal weekend that went by , Twitter – activists took up the cause of saving national honour & chaos ensued .
Allegedly the Snapchat CEO in an internal review meeting showed little interest in expanding base in India , a country that he didn’t feel was the right fit for his brand. It doesn’t matter, if the source could be a disgruntled employee or that the organization put forth a statement of denial. Before we knew it mainstream media publications were running polls with hashtags that spelt Boycott , Memes and Jokes were filling up our TLs lecturing the brand on its ignorance. Users were uninstalling not just Snapchat but another similar sounding unrelated app [ Snapdeal], hackers were making public their user base and trolls were attacking his fiancé for the poor choice he’s making in undervaluing us.
My amusement at the entire issue was understandable. The notion of India has always been many India’s within India. Unique in their richness & challenges . When in doubt I often refer the Wikipedia page and perhaps you should too . Poverty In India is a historical reality & a 2016 Global Wealth Report ranks us at the second most unequal country in the world where top 1% of the population owns 60% of the national wealth.
Why is everyone taking it so personally if some guy thinks India doesn’t fit their product’s market strategy ? I mean really!!
— Chandni Moudgil (@chandnimoudgil) April 16, 2017
High time we stopped taking statements personally and personal behavior more seriously ?
Chaos maybe the new normal but should it be… is my question to you on this perfectly ordinary Monday evening?
Linking the post up with Mel’s Microblog Mondays