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Who is Bill? The new rage on social media

If You Are Still Waiting For An Answer Then Let Us Tell You That Bill Is A Character Who Talks About Modern Etiquette And How To Behave Online.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Devika Chhibber | Updated on: 19 Jan 2016, 10:12:55 PM

New Delhi :

If you are a regular Facebook and Twitter user, you might have noticed that your news feeds are full of ‘Be like Bill’ messages.

Statements like, “Bill doesn’t send Candy Crush requests, Be like Bill; Neeru doesn’t check-in on going to the market, Be like Neeru’.

Well, this has turned out to be a new rage on social media. But who is Bill?

If you are still waiting for an answer then let us tell you that Bill is a character who talks about modern etiquette and how to behave online.

The character is polite, doesn’t preach and only advises, however his messages are loud, clear and sometimes funny.

The memes started appearing first during the end of 2015, but it’s only recently that they’ve been flooding social media platforms.

Bill’s dedicated Facebook page, created by a Milan-based Moldovan Eugeni Croituru, has now over 1.3 million followers, and growing.

The creator who calls himself “Internet entrepreneur” said in an interview that the idea behind his creation is very simple.

“Bill can be anyone who is smart and has common sense and doesn’t do annoying things. You’ll also notice Bill can be someone who makes fun of himself and jokes about others too occasionally,” he added.

In India, Bill is often being used to voice someone’s opinion on society-driven issues and social ills.

You will also be surprised to know how many names Bill has got in several countries.

  • In Malaysia, Bill is called Rashid
  • In Arabic, Bill is called Bilal
  • For Spaniards, he’s Jose

The idea does not end here as now anybody can become Bill via an application called Funpepper.com.

The app in collaboration with Facebook, allows you to make your own #BeLikeBill thought which can be posted under your name.

What are you waiting for? Go try it!

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First Published : 19 Jan 2016, 10:10:00 PM

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