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Nitish Kumar: Bihar’s son in a tete-a-tete on twitter

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (Photo: IANS)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (Photo: IANS)

By Sreyashi Mazumdar

With arch rivals contending to establish their feet in Bihar, social media platforms have become an easy bait for both Nitish Kumar and Narendra Modi to unravel their plans for the state and their persistent digs at each other. Narendra Modi being a cock-a-hoop political twitterati has managed to scoop the best out of the social media platform till this date; whereas, the vanguard of Bihar Asmita, Nitish Kumar, is still lagging behind with less than 60,000 followers in his pocket.

However, debunking his lacklustre twitter account, Nitish Kumar is all game for the real battle to begin. Toeing on the lines of his adversary, the JD(U) leader had a tete-a-tete with journalists across the board on twitter yesterday.

While scrolling through the string of tweets thronging the leader’s account one might get an inkling of his intent of getting back at Narendra Modi for his DNA jibe. Moreover, it seems that leader is full of vengeance and the assembly election triumph might render him the coveted solace.

Important issues discussed in the  Twitter tete-a-tete
 

 

– DNA jibe

  .@NitishKumar मोदी जी ने निजी आरोप लगाए थे आप पर. आप उसे बिहार की अस्मिता से क्यों जोड़ रहे हैं. pic.twitter.com/bJXgRPnD4U — BBC Hindi (@BBCHindi) August 5, 2015

 

– Bihar special status

 

 

– BJP Vs RJD-JD(U)

 

 

– Jitan Ram Manjhi

 

Development in Bihar

 

— Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) August 5, 2015

.@bhupendrachaube The facts & figures don’t support your statement as our performance improved during the second term and has been eventful — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) August 5, 2015    

Mango Man’s Report Card

 

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Twitter Planning Bitcoin Payments as Tips on its Platform

Dorsey has also hired Bitcoin developers for his payments company

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Twitter is considering a feature that would allow users to tip one another – in Bitcoins though.

The Information reports that the micro-blogging platform is working on implementing a new payment feature to let people send money to each other.

It is not yet clear whether the Twitter tipping feature would integrate with Jack Dorsey’s other company, Square, which is a financial services, merchant services aggregator, and mobile payment company based in San Francisco.

Dorsey has made absolutely no secret of his love of Bitcoin over the years.

NewsBTC has reported on the Twitter CEO opining that Bitcoin will one day be the currency of the internet and his company Square integrating cryptocurrency payments.

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“Dorsey has been a major investor in the Bitcoin micropayments solution Lightning Network,” said the report.

Dorsey will move to Africa for three-six months this year to “define the future”.

“Sad to be leaving the continent for now. Africa will define the future (especially the bitcoin one!). Not sure where yet, but I’ll be living here for 3-6 months mid-2020. Grateful I was able to experience a small part,” said the Twitter CEO.

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Dorsey has also hired Bitcoin developers for his payments company.

He is an advocate of digital currency bitcoin but he also says it is “not functional as a currency”. (IANS)