Twitter News – Official Twitter India Account
Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams and Biz Stone, and launched publicly on July 15, 2006. Since then Twitter has gained popularity worldwide and is estimated to have over 200 million users, adding more than 5,00,000 users every day.
Twitter has about 22 own accounts, mostly help and support, like @twitter, @twitterapi, @spam, @feedback, @support, etc. If you follow these accounts then you rceive useful messages from them on your timeline. In fact, I have curated a list:
Official twitter accounts, and other useful twitter applications and services.
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Twitter also has official twitter accounts for seven countries:
@twi (India – 120,074 followers),
@twitter_kr (Korea – 73,996 followers),
@twitter_es (Spain – 4,778,915 followers),
@twitter_fr (France – 427,507 followers),
@twitter_de (Germany – 319,857 followers),
@twitter_it (Italy – 349,478 followers), and
@twj (Japan – 630,703 followers).
You may see that except for Korea, created recently on January 19, 2011, all others have large number of followers. I am pained to see that as compared to others @twi has only 120,074 followers.
As of April 20, 2010 India had 1,026,063 (0.97%) Twitter users (source: Sysomos). It must have grown considerably in the last one year. I feel many Twitter users from India are not aware that India has an official Twitter account.
Twitter created the official account @twi for Twitter India in February, 2010. क्या हो रहा है? (Kya ho raha hain? – Whats happening? in Hindi).
You may follow official account @twi for Twitter India:
ट्विट्टर – The official Twitter India account
The first tweet sent out from the official Twitter India account by Pankaj Gupta (@pankaj), Tech Lead in Twitter, on Feb 18, 2010 was: क्या हो रहा है? Since then it has tweeted only 202 times, rather low.
I am giving below some selected tweets:
Mumbaites can now view trending topics within their city! Click the “Change” link under the “Trends” header. Select India and then Mumbai.
Congratulations to the whole of India. This moment is ours!
Today marks the 5th year of tweets! Help us celebrate by digging up your favorite one & sharing it using the hashtag #5yrs.
If you live in New Delhi, follow @dtptraffic! The account provides real-time traffic updates over Twitter. Very cool!
Happy Republic Day to all from @twitter HQ!
New – Local trends launched in India and other countries!. Read more about it here – blog.twitter.com/2010/11/more-c…
16 Nov 10
Everybody who wants to know more about verification, heres an helpful link – https://twitter.com/help/verified
8 Jul 10
folks – please send any tweets that u think might be interesting to indian users our way. Use “PRT @twi in front of the tweet”
28 Feb 10
#followfriday @kjohar25 @priyankachopra @iamsrk @virsanghvi @bdutt @juniorbachchan @sardesairajdeep @ShashiTharoor
19 Feb 10
क्या हो रहा है?
18 Feb 10
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