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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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Twitter mentions for Asiad Games are off the charts. VOA

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 Reverse-chronological Timeline Option For Android

The optional feature was first brought back to iOS users earlier in December and is yet to be released for web

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Micro-blogging platform Twitter has rolled out the reverse-chronological timeline for Android smartphone users that would enable them to switch to the timeline view of their choice.

“Like on iOS, Android users can now switch between seeing top tweets and the latest tweets first by tapping the sparkle icon on the top right corner of the app,” The Verge reported on Tuesday.

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This was Twitter’s traditional timeline-viewing choice for users until four years ago when it decided to switch to an algorithm-based viewing, in an attempt to experiment with how best to display feeds to users on its platform.

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The feature was long-awaited by users who preferred to use Twitter for its original function of keeping up with live events in real time, the report added.

The optional feature was first brought back to iOS users earlier in December and is yet to be released for web.  (IANS)