One of the benefits of social media is that it provides instant feedback. Twitter is a platform that could be used effectively but then are we taking it seriously. Just a day before we saw “Rs 43,490” was trending on Twitter all day and giving Blackberry the feedback on its Z10 pricing. Similar was the case when the Railways Budget 2013 was released yesterday.
Railways minister, Pawan Kumar Bansal who shared his budget with the country yesterday emphasized that there needs to be an improvement in e-ticketing via the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Company (IRCTC) website. In addition to this, he also proposed Free Wifi access in some trains.
And it was enough for the Twitter community to jump on a very vague proposal. Twitter saw both “Pawan Bansal” and “Free Wifi” trending the top 10 chart in India However, it was Free Wifi that trended the whole day and while I am writing this I see tweets are pouring in still.
You can follow the entire stream here or you can check out some of the funniest tweets that I thought were enough to send a strong signal to the Railway minister that – how vague is his proposal to introduce Free Wifi in a country where the basic facilities in the trains are in a pathetic state!
Free WiFi in trains. However, if you post anti-govt updates,you
will be arrested at the next station. Pl show FB/twitter updates to TC first
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) February 27, 2013
Railways to provide free WiFi in trains. So what if there is
no water in the toilet, at least you’ll be able to tweet about it in real-time.
— Meethi Chhuri (@riya043) February 26, 2013
Free Wifi in Trains …The only people to Benefit Maximum from this Scheme are the Die Hard Poonam Pandey Followers .#RailBudget
— Angry Bombay Girl (@shadymumbai) February 26, 2013
So government wants to give Free WiFi on the trains and attract the “Twitter vote bank” :P #RailBudget
— Tinu Cherian Abraham (@tinucherian) February 26, 2013
If trains will have Free W
ifi then d desperate guys will not write their numbers on d toilet wall it would be their twitter or skype handles
— Sorav Jain(@SoravJain) February 26, 2013
#RailBudget :Free WiFi ontrains,OBC-1 GB download free.SC/ST-2 GB download free.If you’re a minority,you can take the WiFi router home
— Anmol Dubey (@Anmol_373) February 26, 2013
Image courtesy: economictimes.indiatimes.com