Monday, 23 May, 2022

Topic: Twitter

Modi has more followers & tweets than Rahul, but gets less engagement, ORF study finds

Observer Research Foundation study analysed tweets by PM and Rahul Gandhi from 2019 to 2021 to understand their Twitter use & impact, and how social media giants influence democracy.

Elon Musk isn’t joining Twitter, Twitter has joined him

For Musk buying a big stake in Twitter was merely securing the memes of production. To a large degree, board seat or no, Musk has secured Twitter.

Free speech or scope for manipulation? Why Twitter’s proposed ‘edit’ button is sparking a debate

Twitter has announced that it is working on an ‘edit button’, which has been a long-standing demand from some users. Such a feature would allow users to tweak their tweets after posting them.

NYT has new policy for journalists using Twitter. Says ‘feeds become echo chambers’

Executive editor Dean Baquet said it would be purely optional for New York Times journalists to use Twitter because of the uptick in threats online.

How will Elon Musk change Twitter? Time will tell if involvement is for better — or for worse

Perhaps Tesla CEO's most valuable contribution would be to change Twitter’s metabolism and culture — forcing it to move faster and take bolder risks.

Twitter names Elon Musk to board after he became its biggest shareholder

Musk had publicly revealed Monday that he had had bought a 9.2% stake in the microblogging site. Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal said he was 'excited' about his appointment.

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal asks users to ‘vote carefully’ after Elon Musk posts edit button poll

Endorsing the tweet shared by Tesla's CEO, Agrawal said the consequences of the 'edit button' poll would be 'important'.

Elon Musk’s Twitter investment could be bad news for free speech

The Tesla founder's decision suggests that he wants to bring the social media platform to heel.

Elon Musk takes 9% stake in Twitter to become top shareholder, shares soar

Twitter shares surged as much as 27% after Musk’s purchase was revealed Monday. The gain marked the stock’s biggest intraday increase since the company’s 2013 IPO.

Muted at home, Chinese musicians find anti-war voice through Ukrainian folk song

A video of a Ukrainian soldier singing a song amid the war was picked up and remastered by many Chinese musicians. It is doing very well on Twitter.

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.