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Sushma Swaraj to offer help to a person in Pakistan who highlighted his Infant’s Health Condition on Social Media

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Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister of India at the 2014 Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention in London. Wikimedia

New Delhi, June 1, 2017: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has offered help to a person in Pakistan who highlighted his infant’s health condition on the social media.

Sushma Swaraj said late on Wednesday night that India would offer a medical visa after Ken Sid posted a picture of his ailing child on Twitter with the message: “Why my bud suffers for medical treatment!! Any answers (Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs) Sir Sartaaj Azeez (sic) or Ma’am Sushma??

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In response, Sushma Swaraj tweeted: “No. The child will not suffer. Please contact Indian High Commission in Pakistan. We will give the medical visa.”

Ken Sid’s Twitter profile describes himself as a civil engineer, who works as a project manager in Forman Christian College, Lahore.

“Love to design execute and built. Don’t have time for politics,” the profile reads.

Sushma Swaraj’s gesture comes days after she helped rescue through the Indian mission in Islamabad an Indian woman who was forced to marry a Pakistani. (IANS)

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Wikipedia Co-founder Launching Social Media Website “WT: Social”

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is launching a social-media website named "WT: Social" which will compete Facebook and Twitter

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Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is launching a social media website names "WT: Social". Pixabay

Intended to get right what Facebook and Twitter have so far been getting wrong, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is launching a social-media website named “WT: Social” which will compete with both the social media platforms.

Instead of going for an ad-funded model, Wales aims to finance it through donations, just like Wikipedia.

Like those platforms, WT:Social will let users share articles. But WT:Social will be funded by donations, rather than advertising.

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Like other social media platforms,Wikipedia’s WT:Social will let users share articles. Pixabay

“The business model of social media companies, of pure advertising, is problematic. It turns out the huge winner is low-quality content,” Wales was quoted as saying by Financial Times, according to an Engadget report.

It started as Wikitribune — a site that published original news stories with the community fact-checking and sub-editing articles. The venture never gained much traction, so Wales is moving it to the new platform with a more social networking focus.

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WT:Social will be free to join, but at the moment, you either have to sign up for a waitlist, donate or invite friends. Just a month old, it already has 50,000 users, the Engadget report added. (IANS)