The internet is a source of much entertainment and interesting news. We often come across some hilarious anecdotes and relatable stories from users online. Sometimes, food lovers even share their recommendations for places to eat in the city. Recently, one such food stall recommendation went viral and not because of the food. A Twitter user shared a picture of a juice stall from Bellandur, Bengaluru. The unique aspect of this stall was the fact that the juice seller was actually advertising his own YouTube channel! Take a look:
Yesterday, I had fresh juice from this vendor in Bellandur. What stood out was that he had a “YouTube” channel (with 2k subscribers!) along with common barcodes.
And he was promoting it - visit my channel! This is peak creator economy and ofc @peakbengalurupic.twitter.com/ZnhiwVRnIn— Keshav Lohia (@Keshav_Lohiaa) March 18, 2023
The post was shared by user @Keshav_Lohiaa on Twitter on March 18, 2023. In the click he shared, we could see the juice stall owner selling mausambi juice at Rs. 40. Along with the payment QR codes, he also had a separate QR code for his own YouTube channel. The vendor goes by the handle 'Kum Kum Mridha' on YouTube and actually has nearly 2k subscribers who watch his videos on food, recipes and the like.
"Yesterday, I had fresh juice from this vendor in Bellandur. What stood out was that he had a "YouTube" channel (with 2k subscribers!) along with common barcodes. And he was promoting it - visit my channel! This is peak creator economy and, of course, peak Bengaluru," wrote the user in his tweet.
The tweet about the juice stall owner in Bengaluru received over 103k views and almost one thousand likes too. Several could resonate with the enterprising spirit of the juice stall owner, which is quite characteristic of the 'Silicon Valley of India'. "He used to offer a 10% discount if you subscribed. Not sure why he removed it," revealed one user in the replies. Others said that this was proof that the 'creator economy' was flourishing and everyone could be a content creator in today's day. "Are you even a real person if you don't have a youtube channel where you share vlogs," commented one user.
Take a look at the reactions:
The way he has visually displayed his product is smart visual merchandising, clean setup, looks hygienic and that's what people want when they have to consume juice from roadside stalls— VivekDhonde (@vivekdhonde) March 18, 2023
Too cool! And nice to know that street vendors are getting recognition in my old home town. Bangalore girl forever, no matter where I may live on the planet!!— Elizabeth Khan (@lizannelisa) March 18, 2023
Always impressed by those who strongly desire to make the best out of whatever they are dealt with.— Saurabh Dhole (@_SaurabhDhole_) March 19, 2023
Amazing. Level playing field it is!— myGully | Your Local community (@mygully_) March 18, 2023
That's so cool😎😎— Poornima Rao (@realpoornima) March 18, 2023
Peak bengaluru😎— FB (@itsminetoclaim) March 18, 2023
What did you think of the Bengaluru juice stall owner and his unique way of advertising his YouTube channel? Tell us in the comments.
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