With the advent of Facebook, anything and everything has been made possible in terms of social networking. We do not feel as if we are missing out on any part of our loved ones’ life even if they live far away. Pictures, videos, status updates, chat boxes, even video chat has been introduced to complete the networking experience.
Recently, the trend has gone more towards translated versions, or, let us say the use of languages other than English has been made available. This has lead to many people who barely know how to type words (due to constantly using cell phones) beginning to run Facebook accounts. While this may not seem like such a big issue, the burning proof, that it was not such a good idea is Mark Zuckerberg’s wedding photo, taken by Noah Kalina.
The comments section of the picture was flooded by Bangladeshis for over two days. It is a shame that most of them were borderline insulting. Not to Mr. Zuckerberg, but to our own country. It all started with the photographer’s name. Someone thought Noah Kalina resembled Noakhali na. And so, everyone started tagging their friends, and soon the picture had over two thousand comments. Zuckerberg probably had to block notifications from one his favorite pictures. To think, someone even photoshopped a picture of Zuckerberg, holding a placard that said “Thank you Bangladesh”. No one would be happy to have so many spam comments on their wedding photo from twenty twelve.
Noting all the above, and as a sensible citizen of Bangladesh, I apologize for all those insensitive people who think Facebook is just a joke. If Zuckerberg had not dreamed big, we would not have this site today, and life would be that much harder.
We are sorry, Mark Zuckerberg.