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Airtel Integrates Twitter With TV In India

Airtel Digital TV Integrates Twitter With TV In India

Airtel Digital TV, an arm of Indian telco Bharti Airtel, has integrated Twitter with its digital TV offerings, Tech in Asia reports.

Translation: the 15 million Twitter users in India can now tweet while watching TV and view tweets related to their TV shows if they subscribe to Airtel.

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Female Journalists In India Being Abused On Twitter

A recent story out of Delhi has the Twitterverse up in arms (thumbs? pointer fingers? whatever you type with).

Kavita Krishnan, a prominent Delhi-based women’s activist, was attacked viciously during a recent online chat on violence against women on Rediff.com, a leading news site in India.

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Indian Army Joins Twitter

This just in from New Delhi: The Indian Army has officially launched a Twitter account.

The account, which goes by the Twitter handle @adgpi, has already attracted more than 3,000 followers, with only 7 tweets (all in English).

Army sources told CNN-IBN that the handle has been in the works for some months, and the account will from this point forward be used to feature all official announcements from the Indian Army.

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Will Twitter Buckle Under Pressure And Shut Down Indian Parody Accounts?

Twitter has a pretty well-established track record for NOT turning over user data to government entities and for not restricting users’ access – even when the accounts are a half-step shy of criminal.

Why then are folks assuming that Twitter will make an exception for the Indian government?
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Twitter, Facebook And Orkut: Social Media In India [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook have quickly expanded around the globe, and the growing popularity of these platforms in the mobile space has helped to expedite their adoption beyond the western hemisphere.

While just 8.5% of India’s population have access to the internet, the vast size of the country means this accounts for a heady 100 million users. Of these, some 31 million are on Facebook (ranking India as the third-largest Facebook-using country in the world behind the USA and Indonesia) and 13 million on Twitter. Perhaps surprisingly, Orkut holds the number two spot with an impressive 28 million users.

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