They are claiming numbers in millions. What is the percentage of Indians supporting this? They claim it to be working in 36 countries. what is the percentage of world population in to this.Face Book is concerned about people who are really not able to afford. so, the best approach would be to pay for them to access what they need that what face book gives. Instead they are spending a lot on these advertisements.
This kind of adventure did not work in US, EU or china. All that it is working is in the third world countries.
First things first- let us discuss the Basics part of it.
I am 200 % sure that what is being offered is just trying to get monopoly on the Indians. If Facebook is somuch concerned about the availability of basic internet services to those who cannot afford, they can directly fund the services such as the basic awareness of the facilities provided by the government. In fact Social networking can never be termed as “basic”. It is luxury. If some one who cannot afford to access information need the below as BASIC
- Awareness on Health Programs
- Awareness on the subsidies
- Awareness on entitlements
- Awareness on Nutrition
- Awareness on charity programs
- Social Networking
- Chatting to waste time
- Political Campaigns