The Teacher of the Year Award Goes to Social Media

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The Teacher of the Year Award Goes to Social Media

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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his year stood testament to the accuracy of the millennial saying, “Life is what happens when you’re busy refreshing your social media feeds.” Life indeed did happen while we ate, slept, and breathed the internet this year. But 2017 also proved that social media is a great teacher. As far as this year was concerned, our millennial bible delivered some pretty hard-hitting lessons.

We started out with early tutorials when our social media fraternity wasted no opportunity to outrage against the inherent sexism of the “thriving” Indian comedy circle. A panel discussion comprising stand-up comedians ended up featuring only one woman comedian, as opposed to the plump number of five male comedians on this almost-manel.

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