November 15, 2015

When Twitter is used to roast even for a slight indiscretion!

PARIS TERROR ATTACK, WIKILEAKS TWEETS AND SHARP REACTIONS


WikiLeaks has been tweeting about Paris terror attacks, starting with the one below, following it with attacks on Hillary's stand, Hollande's statement and so on. 

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's hate for US policy on terrorism is well known and the tweets would have resounded with people who feel that it is the west's interventionist policies in the Middle East that are primarily responsible for counter-attacks from ISIS. But many Twitterati have not liked the WikiLeaks tirade, calling it ill-timed.

Interestingly, within 36 hours after more than 127 people were massacred by terrorists in Paris, the news has almost ceased to globally trend on mainline social media.


HOW DARE BRITISH AIRWAYS ASK SACHIN TENDULKAR HIS FULL NAME?


This Friday, Sachin Tendulkaar, the cricketing legend, tweeted to show his anger at British Airways tagging his luggage to a wrong destination and not caring about his complaint. In return, the airline asked him to tell his full name and address - a routine. 

But that was a sacrilege for Sachin's fans, especially Indian ones, for whom the cricketer is no less than God. They started trolling the airline by way of angry tweets, replies and re-tweets. Even when Sachin posted that the airline had said sorry, the barrage of trolls continued.

Ever eager to make mountain out of a molehill, Indian television played the incident, angering the fans further. By Sunday evening, a sort of counter-offensive has taken place on social media, criticizing the fans and the media for going overboard over a non-issue.