Voices Tuesday, July 08, 2014 - 05:30
By Bwoyblunder With weak monsoons, high fiscal deficit and low growth, it may be inevitable for the NDA government to raise some taxes, as a part of the "bitter pill", which Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred to.  Instead of increasing existing taxes, we propose a new set of taxes, in an area which is largely unregulated: social media. Following are a few ideas, which will help raise revenue via taxes, and may also discourage annoying behaviour on Social media. Online Abuse by Anonymous Trolls Last week we saw the ugly side of the Indian Sachin Fan, when Maria Sharapova quite innocently said she didnt know Sachin. Thousands of Sachin Fans spammed and abused Maria's Facebook page. We propose a Tax on such Abusive posts. Before posting such a post, every user should be made to pay a certain amount as "Tax". Game Requests Every body has been here. Annoying pop-ups saying your friend has invited you to play the latest Game on Facebook. We propose a tax that is payable before sending each such request, and which may be refunded if the Invited User actually plays the game. Photoshop Fails Facebook is increasingly seeing pictures of youngsters Photoshopping themselves with their favourite Celebs. The photos are so face-palmingly tacky that one weeps seeing these atrocities. We propose a tax on such images too. Like and Share if.... You must have seen these. "Dekhte hi like karo" or "Like if you love your ". Appealing to our emotions, these manipulative posts force us into doing stupid things. Tags in Random Pics Yup. Getting tagged in photos and images where you aren’t even there is a new fad on Facebook. The photos can be of Nature, "Good Morning" or some totally random thing. SMS language s0m3 Ppl wRyt lyK Diz. And we have no idea if that is even readable. We propose a tax on every k3WL dude who thinks using numbers for letters or vice versa is k3WL The opinions expressed in this articles are the personal opinions of the author. The News Minute is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, suitability or validity of any information in this article. The information, facts or opinions appearing in this article do not reflect the views of The News Minute and The News Minute does not assume any liability on the same.
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