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.

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

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6 thoughts on “When Chaos is the New Normal #MicroBlogMondays

  • April 18, 2017 at 5:26 am

    I don’t think it should be but it sure feels like it is! I live in the US and the terror of living under the reign of #45 is enough to make me feel like chaos is the new normal. I wake, both afraid to read the news and afraid not to….dipping my toe in on social media to see how scary the day has started….

  • April 18, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Yes please! I long for the days of sanity on social media, especially Twitter. These days people are outraging over non-issues. Makes me think we are turning into a nation of angry, hate-filled people. But maybe it’s more the troll army that is gaining prominence?
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  • April 24, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Honestly, I can’t understand how and when people find time to rave and outrage thus on issues as trivial as the Snapchat non-incident. Energies can be better utilized in creative pursuits or simply idling in leisure instead of creating a brohuaha over mole-hills!
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  • April 24, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    I think the hilarity (and utter stupidity) of this can be captured in the statement that they installed not just Snapchat but also Snapdeal, and who knows, maybe even Snapseed. If only all this misplaced pride and energy spent thereof was used to actually *do* something.
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