The trolls, startup ecosystem and my hopelessness..

So day before yesterday, the Indian startup ecosystem was talking about @confident_India twitter account (apparently, Sharad sharma was being accussed of running that anon Twitter/troll account, but Sharad has denied).

And today, the ‘ecosystem’ is talking about the @uni_con1 account, which apparently has been busted. Seems it belongs to Rajan Gupta of u2opia (Vijay has more scoop on this).

All cool ? Mil gaya aaj ka masala?
Well, for an ecosystem that refuses to indulge in talking about ideas and discussions*, this is the most apt quote I could find.
Great minds discuss ideas;
Average minds discuss events;
Small minds discuss people.

While (social) media is going to have fun fueling into more of these ‘masala’ (and negative) sentiments, if you are an entrepreneur – please help me understand this:
What would it take for entrepreneurs / productgeeks to discuss ideas / products in public forums?
Why is this community** – which is supposed to be driving force for the new economy so ‘small minded’, to only talk about people (my predictions for next week : VSS, Snapdeal founders) and not ideas/future/something more interesting?
The mediocrity does show up in the quality of products we build (there are exceptional companies, but largely clones/mediocre execution).
*FYI: We have been profiling very amazing products (Indian/global), but most of the traffic / engagement on these are coming from outside India! Ditto with great product entries (for profiling).
**: Shall we bring back the community forum at the center stage? Pls share. You can drop me an email : or just sharing in the form below.

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