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Cricket, Politics, New Media. @wheaton’24
5 May
Was this the best season for the @IPL in terms of social media ?
#IPL2021
@Twitter released jersey emojis for all the teams and also had the hashtags available in 6 regional languages
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5 May
Are all major social media platforms becoming the same?
@YouTube’s got so many regular posts/photos that it’s almost like scrolling through @instagram
@Twitter’s fleets is basically the same thing as Instagram and Snapchat stories google.co.in/amp/s/techcrun…
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5 May
That was quick! Barely been a week since they opened registration for people between 18 and 44

gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/news/…
But it obviously highlights that there aren’t enough slots available at the centres
The Arogya Setu App and the CoWIN website are vital in India’s vaccination drive as they are the only way to register for the jab is through these portals
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5 May
@LiveLawIndia and @barandbench deserve so much praise for making the live proceedings of the country’s top courts accessible to the masses!
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4 May
The @threadreaderapp is so underrated. How is not verified ? @Twitter
Thought it's only right that I make this thread long enough to use the @threadreaderapp so
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4 May
Followed the election results on a combination of @Twitter, the Election Commission’s website, @the_hindu @Onmanorama @thenewsminute and television news. It was interesting how the different mediums covered the same event.
#ElectionResults2021 #keralaelections2021
Twitter as usual had a section under “What’s happening” dedicated to the elections which included @ECISVEEP updates, snippets from different news media, the most relevant [and all] with the election hashtag
@TwitterIndia
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3 May
@TwitterIndia had a special feature for the elections that directed related searches to @ECISVEEP
#Elections2021
#keralaelections2021
“The "election information prompt" will be active in six languages—Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam, Assamese, Hindi, and English—supporting more than 20 hashtags in local languages.”

google.co.in/amp/s/www.live…
Great that @Twitter made these resources available in regional languages too!
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2 May
Just a few weeks back, @INCIndia,the main opposition to India's ruling @BJP4India launched their own digital media platform - @INC_Television.
thehindu.com/news/national/…
While the BJP have a massive advantage when it comes to digital media, the Congress is fighting back with party president @RahulGandhi leading the charge.
thehindu.com/news/national/…
The Congress ran an impressive social media campaign in Kerala with much of it revolving around @RahulGandhi. From teaming up with professional youtubers to short videos of his interactions with the voters and witty jibes at opponents
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2 May
While social media has been an important campaigning tool right from the 2014 General Election, the increasing availability of affordable smartphones and data has meant that the number of active social media users in India has skyrocketed.Political parties have taken notice and
every major party has a dedicated social media cell. With the election taking place during Covid, social media becomes all the more important as it is often the only way politicians can get their message across to the voters.
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