A huge Responsibility as we Turn 6

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A huge Responsibility as we Turn 6

Sidharth Bedi Varma | November 09, 2019 13:03 hrs


There are times that I talk about local issues, national issues and other trending issues. However, this time, I choose to digress and talk about a 6 year long exercise. G Plus recently turned 6 and in the last week, also touched 165,000 odd organic fans on Facebook. 


Now this number is very significant for us mainly for two reasons. The first is the fact that this number has come to us over a period of 6 years, thereby telling us that this is not just an ‘accumulation’ or ‘purchase’ for us. These are fans that reposed their faith in us as a leading publication in the city; fans who made us tell stories about what the city aspires to be.


The second is the expanding digital space that we are currently living in. In my tenure, I have attended several workshops on digital publishing, each teaching us that the scope for a digital publisher is large and particularly sensitive. Consumers often feed off the headlines and never go through most stories. Consumption is largely visual, what attracts the eye. Misleading headlines, sensitive photos and incorrect information is something that digital publications have done in the past in a race to stay ahead in numbers.


However, for us to arrive at this point, slowly and steadily, talks of how careful we have been at every point. This piece is not to chestbeat, but to tell our readers that it is very important of what you consume on the internet. Discerning right from wrong is something we as a publication are very careful about and we hope that our fans are equally careful from where they consume.


Lastly, a big shout out to each and everyone who helped us reach this number as we feel privileged that we are responsible towards hundred thousand different lives. 

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