No internet is not a problem, you will get govt's tweets offline

PM Modi and CEO Twitter launched a unique Twitter Samvaad

GN Bureau | March 25, 2015


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The day the supreme court scrapped section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act giving us the freedom to post anything on social media without any fear, prime minister Narendra Modi’s love for social media took another step to remain in touch with people.

Meeting the Twitter CEO Dick Costolo in Delhi, prime minister Narendra Modi announced a new ‘Twitter Samvaad’ initiative, a service aimed to connect with people directly through tweets and SMSes.

 


Information about government services and activities can be delivered to any person who uses a mobile phone and signed up for the service with each of the 16 launch partners.

There is no requirement of having internet data in the mobile and the phone may or may not be the smart one !

This is initiative which is custom-built for India has also raised hopes of the people who have no internet access but who would want to get in touch with the government's services and activities.

How to stay connected using this service:

 

  • Users will have to give a missed call to each of the 16 numbers to follow each of their respective Twitter accounts. For example, for PM Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the number is 011 3006 3006.
  • After the missed call, users will start to receive a curated set of Tweets throughout the day keeping them in touch with leaders and government agencies. It does not requires internet service and hence one can stay connected even when offline.
  • In case of emergency or urgent public announcements, account owners can instantly send an update on a given situation to all registered users.



See official blog of Twitter India

 


 

 

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