Mark Zuckerberg at IIT-Delhi: How the news media reacted to it will blow your mind

What did we get to know that we didn’t already know?

ByMahima Singh
Mark Zuckerberg at IIT-Delhi: How the news media reacted to it will blow your mind
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Remember when the Internet went all out for Roger Federer and welcomed him with open arms using Photoshop?

Sadly, no such thing happened when Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg found himself in a posh hotel room in New Delhi.  

But all this happened:

The man is known by the clothes he wears.

If you guys are cool enough, you would have played The Sims 1 and you will know that once a Sims is created, ain’t nothing in the world that can change his outfit or kill him because Sims 1 was infinity. Anyway, this is Zuckerberg’s permanent outfit. We need to get over it.

I actually did a casual Google search and found that Zuckerberg is the Olsen twins of tech billionaires when it comes to fashion.  

Nothing really happened.

If you’re looking for new information about Mark or his stance on things you’d have to look elsewhere. The townhall didn’t provide any. Everything Zuckerberg had to say, we already knew. Facebook’s stance on net neutrality, Internet.org and how important India is to Facebook — we already know all of this from Zuckerberg’s last visit,his meeting with Modi and his Facebook posts.   The only new things were learnt were:

I went for a run in Delhi around India Gate this morning with Chris Daniels, head of Internet.org, Ime Archibong, who…

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

I’m in India for our Townhall Q&A tomorrow, and I decided to visit the Taj Mahal. I’ve always wanted to see this.It is…

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, October 27, 2015

I’m legit surprised that the Internet hasn’t come up with reactions to the candy crush question or the superpowers one. But, hey,that’s what we’re here for. To pick up from where the Internet left off.


And his superhero or super villain (depending on how you roll) name would be Grey Shirt Man

Let’s change the Internet, one candy crush request at a time.

This was one of the top voted questions of the evening. This says so much about the collective intelligence of that one room. Forget questions about anonymity on Facebook or cyber-bullying, the one question that even trumped the net-neutrality debate was: “How can we stop getting candy crush requests?”

The crowd is so embarrassed that the only thing, they can do is cheer on.

Guys, a temporary fix for that super-duper important question is in the Settings/App sections of your profile. You can choose which app to not get notifications from.

And then Twitter found this

But sort of missed out on these gems:

And in other news, Zuckerberg has taken up a teaching position at one of India’s premier engineering colleges as part of his PhD requirement.

Look how fast the news is breaking.

Anymore breaking news and they will be talking about his daily routine.

The townhall did gain more traction than the other big event in town, though. The India-Africa Forum Summit. I mean, who cares if 40 African leaders are in the capital right now. As long as we know that Zuckerberg likes the Taj Mahal we should be able to sleep at night and stuff.

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