Visiting Goa on this vacation? Planning to upload tons of pictures online on the social media with your day to schedule updates? Well it’s not a bad idea but you better read this news before you dare do any such thing. In a first of its kind move, Goa government has decided to ban people who update their status as ”Goaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa”, ”Woohoo Goaaaaaaaaaaa” or use the check-in application on Facebook while visiting the place. This has come as a rude shock to many who said that their plans to visit the place have now gone awry.
”What is the point of visiting Goa if I don’t get to brag about it on Facebook? Does the government seriously think that people go to Goa to walk on the beach, drink beer, and have a merry time?” said one of the heartbroken girls when she heard the news. “How will I compensate this loss of Facebook ‘likes’ and comments’? I was looking to click so many beach selfies on my next Goa trip but all that is ruined now,” she further added.
She is right because facebook updates with “SELFIE” have become trend now a day regardless of your age, genre & status. Everybody is a Selfie freak. Updating of the status on FB has become the rule of the day, want to have tea in five star hotel “update”, eating chat at Miramar beach “update”, travelling to Mumbai via spicejet “update”, feeling lonely/happy/sad “update”. There are hell amount of updates one can witness on the social media. But now there is going to be the different picture of “UPDATES” with the new rule imposed by the Goa government on the visitors.
Twitterati burst into an outrage over this as soon as the news broke out. Meanwhile, people on Facebook are busy signing petitions against this draconian ban. “Some of us planned a candle march to protest but we are keyboard warriors so we decided to change our Facebook DP (read, Display Picture) to a candle instead and scrap the candle march,” said a guy who seemed to be very distraught with this ban.
Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that people updating their status about Goa trips provide major traffic to Facebook and it will be a huge blow if the government were to impose such a ban. ”I have asked Arnab Goswami to raise this topic in The News hour and instead of shouting ‘the nation wants an answer’, he will be seen yelling ‘Facebook wants an answer’ this time,” Zuckerberg added before going offline.
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