December 21 to December 27, 2015. Week #8


It’s that time of the year when all you want to do is just curl up into your blanket and sleep all day.

Basically, you want to be a cat! And so do I. So this week, I’m just going to disturb you so that you can continue to enjoy the warmth of your soft duvet.


Except for this small thing:

Facebook is at it again. Remember the internet.org scam they were running along with Reliance and others? Well, they are doing it again, only this time it is being called the “Free Basics”.

You must have noticed a bunch of notifications pop up in your Facebook profile claiming “Such-and-such friends of yours have voiced their opinion about free basics, you can do it to0.”

One word: Bullshit.

Please DON’T do it. To understand the situation better, please read this:

http://www.wired.com/2015/05/opinion-internet-org-facebooknet/

This one from Quartz India has a much more detailed analysis:

http://qz.com/385821/poor-internet-for-poor-people-why-facebooks-internet-org-amounts-to-economic-racism

Or, if you are in a hurry, then watch this video:


I only decided to include this because the time of action is bound on this. You need to send in your emails to TRAI on or before 30th of Dec.

So take out five minutes from your festivities and do that. After that, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


That’s it for this week. See you next Sunday. And don’t forget to subscribe!!

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s