By Tenzin Jigme, DIIR Social Media Journalist
What did people buzz about this week? Who and what topics flooded our news feeds on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram this week?
Social Media is not just a great medium of our conversations, but it has also become a popular platform to discover and binge on favourite topics of the day. Over a week of analysing posts, tweets and newsfeed, one comes to grasp who are the personalities and issues that netizens binge on.
Undoubtedly this week and in real time, the meeting of the two great Nobel laureates, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Barack Obama is trending throughout. Netizens across the globe shared tweets, comments, post and reposts of pictures of His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Barack Obama on 1 December 2017.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama met Barack Obama, the 44th President of United States, in the morning at ICT Maurya in New Delhi. During the 45-minute meeting, they spoke about promotion of compassion on this planet earth. His Holiness said to Obama: “You are young and you can do a lot”.
The two Nobel Peace Laureates have become trusted friends during Obama eight-year US presidency. During his tenure they met four times in the White House. His Holiness met Obama for the first time in September 2005 when he was a member of Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.