FACEBOOK’S RETURN GIFT FOR SUPPORTING INDIA?
This is not that much difficult to understand:
When a Politician does something it might be good for the Country, but When a Businessman does something it is definitely good for his Business.
‘Gay Marriage‘ was a social cause, but Digital India is completely a Political and Business Initiative to grow Indian Digital Infrastructure. (I agree, we need this, but…)
We all know: India is one of the biggest markets for Facebook, not just in terms of size, but also in terms of Revenue. Therefore, Facebook’s support for ‘Digital India‘ could indirectly mean to market itsInternet.org project.
HERE’s WHY I WILL NOT CHANGE MY PROFILE PICTURE
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT FACEBOOK’S FREE INTERNET PROJECT
- The Facebook’s free Internet service will be available to Reliance users only.
- Internet.org gives ‘free access’ only to Facebook and its 50 partner websites, which limits Internet users to stick to those services only.
- This Facebook Project is not giving Free Internet to people, instead giving free access to manipulated-Internet that Facebook wants users to see.
- Death of Start-ups. With this move, we closed doors for another FlipKart or SnapDeal.
- Death of Small businesses. Local businesses will not grow, as the site who will pay more will be part of Facebook’s free Internet project.
- Your Internet Remote in Facebook’s Hand. With internet.org, you are indirectly giving Facebook more power to control what you can access on the Internet.
POOR PEOPLE, “1st PROVIDE FREE DEVICES, THEN FREE INTERNET.”
MEANWHILE… ANKIT FADIA APPOINTED AS BRAND AMBASSADOR FOR ‘DIGITAL INDIA’
THINK TWICE BEFORE CHANGING YOUR PROFILE PICTURE
This article is just an opinion, and it is not to hurt your patriotism or support towards PM Modi, as I’m too a supporter of Digital India, but I will not blindly change my profile picture. So, Choose Wisely.
UPDATE: STATEMENT FROM FACEBOOK
Facebook’s spokesperson has told news websites that their developer mistakenly used the “InternetOrg” word in the source code that hint Indian users and triggers this discussion.
“There is absolutely no connection between updating your profile picture for digital India and Internet.org,” a Facebook Spokesman said late on Monday night.
“An engineer mistakenly used the words ‘Internet.org profile picture’ as a shorthand name he chose for part of the code. But this product in no way connects to or registers support for Internet.org. We are changing the code today to eliminate any confusion.“