What is Binod - the viral name sparking a meme fest online in India?
Binod Memes. Photo: thequint.com
The name ‘Binod’ has become the talk of the world in 2020. The name went viral on the internet after a video from two YouTubers, Gautami and Abhyudaya, going by the name ‘Slayy Point’ posted a video about comments under various videos that make no sense whatsoever.
In the video, Abhyudaya talks about the hilarious yet bizarre comments one has seen under any YouTube video in the country or around the world. This was when he talked about a user named Binod Tharu who just commented ‘Binod’ in the comments section.
That’s it. Just his name, nothing else.
Why is Binod everywhere?
The trend allegedly started when a YouTube channel, Slayy Point, shared a video where creators Abhyudaya and Gautami Kawale, decided to roast the comments section of Indian YouTube videos.
In the video titled "Why Indian Comments Section is Garbage (BINOD)," published on July 15, the creators showed their subscribers some of the strangest comments they have received. They highlighted a comment from a user named Binod, which simply had his first name "Binod" in the comments section.
Who is Binod?
The full name of the man of the moment is Binod Thakur. Binod has a YouTube account named 'Binod Tharu' but with no videos. His activity on YouTube is limited to going on videos, and commenting on his name, ‘Binod’.
How Viral Is It?
Binod Trending On Twitter And Other Social Media. Photo: edtimes.in
Very viral. From Mumbai Police to Netflix to Swiggy, plenty of brands hopped onto the #binod bandwagon.
The memes are endless.
How Did The Netizens React To This Trend?
With #Binod trending all over the Internet in no time, the reaction given by people is hilarious. Instagram and Twitter are flooded with hilarious memes and one can’t just resist laughing at it even when it all makes no sense.
Such hype about a piece of absolutely illogical news is evidence that people are already done with this pandemic and are losing their minds. Having nothing better to do, meme creators and YouTubers seem to be their savior.
Binod is a brand now
Netflix has its own Binod Moment. Photo: republicworld.com
Twitter was flooded with a number of Binod memes. The viral trend rose exponentially, and several brands, companies, and even police departments joined the bandwagon with their own Binod tweets.
Paytm changed its official Twitter handle to 'Binod' for a short while.
Tinder India joined the bandwagon by a tweet that read, ‘Yes Binod is on Tinder’ and followed it up with, ‘Binod just matched with Binodini.’
Airtel India too joined the juggernaut.
Netflix India had another 'Binod', Armaan, who they claimed had commented on every tweet sent from their handle over the last year.
On 8 August, Slayy Point released another video titled 'Who Is BINOD? How We Created a VIRAL Meme.' In collaboration with other famous YouTubers, Abhyudaya and Gautami's parody video is currently trending on the platform.
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