During our childhood days buying milk was not as easy as today. We had to exchange empty milk glass bottles with filled ones every morning. Possibly it was more environment-friendly than today’s plastic packets.
My entire family has been connected to the internet from very early days (from the late 1990s). My mother was always more comfortable with technology than my father. During my days in the US, we use to communicate with family in India thru AOL Chat (remember that sound?).
A recent study from Pew throws light on internet penetration and social media usage in developed and developing countries. As expected the growth of social media in developed countries has plateaued. The next wave of growth is going to be from emerging and developing countries. India becomes very important for all internet companies outside India as only Indian has the mass user base they are looking for. When it comes to revenues in the digital space India is yet to catch up with its Western & China counterparts.
In continuation of my earlier post “False Narrative is more dangerous than Fake News“, let us look into a topic which has been discussed at great length by many – fake news. As mentioned in the earlier article, fake news has been there for decades or even centuries.