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Asiad Games Cross 400k Mentions on Twitter

Twitter was buzzing with chatter around the Asian Games.

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Social media giant Twitter recorded over 400,000 tweets as Indian athletes led by wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat began India’s medal rush, by clinching gold medals at the ongoing 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.

Besides the grapplers, Indian shooters Deepak Kumar and Lakhsya Sheoran on Monday bagged silver medals in their respective categories while Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar bagged a bronze on the opening day of the competitions on Sunday.

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According to a statement from Twitter, fans in India took to the social media site to celebrate the flurry of medals.

“Twitter was buzzing with chatter around the Asian Games courtesy golds for Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat, silver for Deepak Kumar, and bronze for Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar. Conversation numbers soared past the 400k mark with regards to tweets related to Team India at the Asian Games 2018, showing once again that live sport happens on Twitter,” the statement said.

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The Indian contingent caught the eye of some notable figures from the country, including batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.( IANS)

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Twitter Rolls out Update For iOS Users

Twitter has also considering an edit functionality

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Twitter is rolling out an update for iOS users in the US where they can see tweets they care about the most in the search tab via new “sections”.

Currently, the Twitter search tab in the iOS app offers a vertically scrolling list of trending topics.

The users can now move horizontally to view the top news and tweets.

“We added sections so it’s easier for you to see the Tweets you care about the most, starting today in the US,” the company tweeted late on Wednesday.

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Twitter has also considering an edit functionality.

Its CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey, who is in India this week, said on November 12 that the micro-blogging platform has been considering edit button for quite some time but did not reveal any specific timeline.

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“A lot of people want the edit button because they want to quickly fix a mistake they made. Like a misspelling or tweeting the wrong URL. That’s a lot more achievable than allowing people to edit any tweet all the way back in time,” Dorsey told the gathering at IIT-Delhi. (IANS)

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