Twitter trends depict the daily story of a country and India is no exception. The point of discussion could be of any magnitude but if it is trending on Twitter today then it becomes a matter of concern. We saw recently when Blackberry released it’s new model, the price factor was severely criticized. Similarly, we also had the Rail Budget announced with ‘Free Wifi’ trending the entire day making it clear that India has not taken the incentive seriously. Yesterday, February 28th, 2013 was the Budget Day for India and it followed the same pattern of trending.
The budget was presented by Finance Minister, Palaniappan Chidambaram for the eighth time before the house and it has already been labeled as a flop budget by all sections. The media and the pundits have trashed it and have tagged the Budget of 2013-14 as having low ambition and risk. However, the first reactions were out on Twitter and hence #Budget2013 has been trending all day. The budget has been canned by the tweeps; view some of the curated tweets:
What India thinks about the budget 2013, a curated list of tweets.
Wonderful. We cant stop rapes, crimes against women. But we want to open a bank for women. As if women cant use normal banks! #Budget2013Pritish Nandy
If ur ship is leaking and threatening 2 sink, u cannot b afraid of taking life saving measures. India #Budget2013Shekhar Kapur
Don’t eat out. Don’t smoke. Don’t use smartphones. It’s almost like FM stands for Father-Mother. #Budget2013Shreyas
Cigarettes costlier. Now they should run “Smoking is dangerous to your health and budget” during movies. #Budget2013Faking News
Apt pic.. Explains how a womens’ bank would do no good #Budget2013 http://pic.twitter.com/GNFAxSleqaNancy Desai
#Budget2013 in a "Nut"Shell http://pic.twitter.com/nBqgAUyg1dTheFrustratedIndian
One minute silence for all the economics students who will have to answer #Budget2013 related questions in their exams next month.Sapan V
#Budget2013 Couldn’t have been depicted in a better way! Ha ha! #LifeOfChi http://pic.twitter.com/xUdfNeLCdgAbhishek Pandey
#Budget2013 – for those who don’t understand it yet http://pic.twitter.com/zHGZlRuQvzparasmani
Interestingly #Budget2013 was not the only hashtag that was dominating the trends on Twitter (It is still trending at the top while I am writing this article). Hashtags such as #Chidambaram, Nirbhaya Fund, SUVs, Rs 1 have been the other ones that have dominated the Twitter trends all day. Clearly the day on Twitter was dominated by Budget 2013, what it will be and how effective is it. Meanwhile here is the other set of curated funny tweets from the hashtags – #Chidambaram, “Nirbhaya Fund” and SUVs.
#Chidambaram, Nirbhaya Fund and Suvs Trending On Twitter Along With #Budget2013
Along with #Budget2013, #Chidambaram, Nirbhaya Fund and Suvs have been trending all day.