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Twitter India Celebrates Rising Women Achievers

"Indian women have always been enterprising and have created a positive impact on society with their hard work, experience and knowledge. Women online, though niche, are a very powerful voice," said Union Minister for WCD Maneka Gandhi

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Twitter India celebrates rising women achievers. Pixabay

With the aim to empower female voices and celebrate their achievements on the platform, Twitter India on Tuesday launched a new campaign called #WebWonderWomen (WWW).

The campaign, in partnership with the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) and human rights organisation Breakthrough will allow users to nominate rising Indian women achiever with their Twitter handle.

The woman should be an achiever under one of the following categories: health or fitness, community, media, literature, art, sports, technology or STEM, travel, business, legal or policy, governmental, entertainment, fashion or beauty, finance, food, environment.

“We’re focused on powering positive change by fostering healthy and informative conversations, sharing stories that inspire, and highlighting individuals who drive real impact through Twitter,” Colin Crowell, Global Vice President – Public Policy, Twitter, said in a statement.

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Twitter on a smartphone device. Pixabay

As part of the campaign, the nominee will be required to produce evidence on Twitter, which shows their use of the platform has had a positive impact.

This can be shown or shared in the form of engagement or conversation with their followers. The nominee should be active and make at least weekly updates on Twitter.

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Their communication and content should be positive, and there should be no shaming, no abuse, no toxicity on their handles. Further, the nominate should not have promoted any form of negativity.

“Indian women have always been enterprising and have created a positive impact on society with their hard work, experience and knowledge. Women online, though niche, are a very powerful voice,” said Union Minister for WCD Maneka Gandhi. (IANS)

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Instagram Experiences Highest Outrage While Twitter Reports Least in Q4

The Facebook family of social media sites outage on November 28, 2019 was one of many social outages in Q4 2019

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A combined 34,408 Facebook and Instagram users reported outages. Pixabay

Facebook-owned Instagram experienced the highest outage in the fourth quarter of 2019 with 21,682 reports at the peak on November 28, 2019, while Twitter reported the least amount of outage complaints with 15,952 reports at the peak on October 22, 2019, according to a new report on Tuesday.

The Twitter outage lasted only about a half an hour, leaving unable to tweet, retweet, like tweets or access their account at the peak of the outage, according to the findings by Downdetector, a company which tracks outages in technology platforms and social media sites. Facebook also experienced an outage on November 28 with 12,726 reports at the peak. The outage lasted about five hours and affected users across the globe.

“The Facebook family of social media sites outage on November 28, 2019 was one of many social outages in Q4 2019. The outage lasted about five hours and affected users in the US, Germany, Italy and Spain,” said the report titled “What Went Down? The Most Significant Online Service Outages in Q4 2019”.

“A combined 34,408 Facebook and Instagram users reported outages at the peak of the outage,” it added. Facebook’s Messenger app experienced a smaller outage on November 18, 2019 with 8,952 users reporting outages at the peak.

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Facebook-owned Instagram experienced the highest outage in the fourth quarter of 2019 with 21,682 reports at the peak on November 28, 2019, while Twitter reported the least amount of outage complaints with 15,952 reports at the peak on October 22, 2019. Pixabay

Snapchat, the popular multimedia messaging app was down for five and a half hours on October 14, 2019, leaving users unable to chat, send or receive photos from their friends. At the peak of the outage, 18,252 users from the US reported problems.

The outage was so significant as the hashtag #SnapchatDown was trending on Twitter at the time of the outage.In the mobile operators category, Vodafone was down for about four hours for thousands of users on October 23, 2019.

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At the peak of the outage, 21,065 users, primarily in Germany, reported having problems with their service, said the report. (IANS)