Sorry Mark Zuckerberg: An Apology From Bangladesh!

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.

Look at the number of comments
Look at the number of comments

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.

Author: anankhan98

When I close my eyes, I see myself as a writer. I see a pale blank page in front of me and feel a solid pen in my hand. I feel inspiration flowing through me, hear the words being whispered in my ears, ready to be written. And I see myself writing them. So, I write. And that is why I am here right now. To let the world know that I want to become better at this. That there is this unbelievably naive living in this corner of the world, who wants to have people help her become the best she can become. My focus is actually on fiction. I dream up stories in my sleep, literally. And I can't help but want to write them. Knowing English only as a second language is a drawback, though. I still try.

3 thoughts on “Sorry Mark Zuckerberg: An Apology From Bangladesh!”

  1. Though I can understand how you feel, this might be the start of more Bangladeshis learning better English at a faster pace; the same happened to many countries, such as mine, when access to the internet and the social interactions on it became more ubiquitous. So there’s a positive element in this 😉


  2. Hi,
    I love all of this.
    1. In your header you mention the Invisibility Cloak. Reminds me of Harry Potter. I read all 7 books.
    2. I love Mark Zuckerburg for the reasons you cited. Facebook–what it has done for the world.
    3. I came over to thank you for visiting my blog. I am so glad you liked my expert interview.
    Janice, Reflections


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