2011 has been a pretty interesting year in many terms. From the highs of India’s World Cup victory on April 2nd to the lows of the 2G scam and the death of many prominent personalities, we have seen it all. But nothing could beat Team Anna and their campaign to bring forward the Jan Lokpal Bill.
As far as the Indian industry is concerned, Infosys and Tata lost their captains to youngsters of the next generation. But Kingfisher began facing some serious turbulence in its flight of “Good Times”. “Kolaveri” and “Flash Mobs” became the buzzwords among all of us for their own reasons.
Do you know Dhanush? Ever heard of movies like Kadhal Kondein, Pudhupettai and Aadukalam? Do you know what’s Tanglish? If these questions are put to a North Indian they would normally respond to only the last one with “I think you are referring to the fact of Tamilians bringing in phrases of English while speaking Tamil.” Now don’t get me wrong. There maybe some ‘Northies’ who may know who is Dhanush and may have seen his movies. But generally he is more famous probably up north now as Rajnikanth’s son in law than anything else.
The North – South divide whether its the language or the culture or the dressing sense, has existed for ages. Though things like Rajni movies, the recent remakes of South flicks into Bollywood and collaboration in the field of music has tried to bridge the gap, the divide still remains. In all this, Dhanush could be the least expected person to bridge that gap.
So Facebook has introduced its new newsfeed and various other features in the f8 conference. All the Facebook lovers, techies, developers, everyone’s greatly excited, isn’t it? Obviously many of these moves were influenced or sped up because of the entry of Google Plus into the market. But whatever it is, its being regarded as a unique change.
But then my post deals with two particular changes which form the core of its new strategy. They include the Facebook Timeline and the tracker. So they have blurted out the usual things like “It makes you more social”, “You can connect to your friends much easier”, “The features are for the benefit of the users” blah blah blah!
‘I like it on the couch’, ‘ I like it on the desk’, ‘I like it on the table’!
Whoa! That sounds something which you have always heard of, right? Your mind is going the other way right? Awww! But sadly this isn’t what you and I think. Sad? Interestingly these were status updates on Facebook a couple of months back.
These were status updates? Are people crazy and stupid to post such nonsense stuff? Don’t people know how to communicate on a social network? Are all these questions running in your mind? If yes, then this is a trailer, because as you go on, your mouth and eyes will just remain split wide open.