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Twitter Samvad launched, making Digital India a dialogue

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, March 24: Social media platform Twitter on Tuesday launched Twitter Samvad in collaboration with the Indian government so as to allow people to receive tweets as SMSes from government offices, including the Prime Minister’s Office. The service was launched by Prime Minister rendra Modi at his meeting here with Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo, who told media persons after the meeting that “based on Indian technological innovation, Twitter Samvad is dedicated and specially built for the largest democracy of the world”. On placing the missed call, users will start to receive a curated set of tweets throughout the day from the government offices they had called. In case of emergency, government offices will be able to send push messages to people who had given them a missed call. Costolo also said that Twitter has collaborated on similar lines with various governments globally, including with Japan’s emergency services after the Fukushima disaster in 2011. (IANS)

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