One of the biggest talking points in Sportskeeda’s recent history was Facebook CEO, Chairman and co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg sharing one of our posts.
They say sport transcends all barriers, and nothing epitomizes that as strongly as the game between India and Pakistan at the World T20. Facebook had introduced a new feature that allowed you to show support for your team by editing your profile picture with your teams’ colours. But the initiative took a pleasantly unexpected turn when fans started showing solidarity with the other nation by changing their profile picture to the colours of their neighbours.
The unique feature helped unite the two countries, and Sportskeeda was the first to cover this development in the form of an article. But what made everything even sweeter was that our efforts were lauded by none other than Mark Zuckerberg himself.
On 16th March 2016, the brain behind the social media website shared Sportskeeda’s article on his Facebook account. The 31-year-old explained why the profile frames were added on Facebook, but admitted he didn’t anticipate the way it would unite fans from the two rival countries.
“When we designed the profile frames feature, we just wanted to help people show support for their favourite teams or a cause they believe in. But this story shows that the more connected we are, the more we realize that what unites us is more important than what divides us,” Zuckerberg wrote on his official Facebook profile.
The post, that reached millions, was shared by nearly 23,000 users and got almost 250,000 likes along with over 12,000 comments!
Sportskeeda continues to tread uncharted territory in its efforts to promote sports in India, and such endorsements can only make our mission grow stronger.