Thursday, February 20, 2014

It is not about being 'Slave'

Almost all news papers and new websites across the world are talking about the famous Facebook Whatsapp deal with their own perceptions and understanding. Few local newspapers obviously covered it. Being an advertising professional and curious learner of communication in general as well, I observe the headlines of various new stories and advertisements regularly. I happened to see the following update from Sandesh News paper today on facebook.

The headline reads : "Whatsapp to be Facebook's Slave". 

I know that the news story writer wanted to be creative and he surely catched eyeballs, the headline surely talks about the writer's mindset here. Working for someone here has always been considered as a slavery. I don't blame them for that and don't want to get into why they talk so about working for someone.

I would like to share some text from Mark Zuckerburg's message after he signed the famous deal....

" WhatsApp had every option in the world, so I’m thrilled that they chose to work with us. I’m looking forward to what Facebook and WhatsApp can do together, and to developing great new mobile services that give people even more options for connecting.

I've also known Jan for a long time, and I know that we both share the vision of making the world more open and connected. I'm particularly happy that Jan has agreed to join the Facebook board and partner with me to shape Facebook's future as well as WhatsApp's.

Jan and the WhatsApp team have done some amazing work to connect almost half a billion people. I can't wait for them to join Facebook and help us connect the rest of the world."

Original Source could have been taken into consideration by a true journalist to understand what they are considering a slavery is actually about being partners in achieving a common vision by like minded people.


At 21 February, 2014 06:06 , Blogger Nehal Mehta said...

ગુજરાતી પત્રકારત્વ તફડંચિયા તરજુમિયા પત્રકારોથી ખદબદતું હોય ત્યાં તેમની પાસેથી આવી સમજણની આશા રાખવી નકામી છે.


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