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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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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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Twitter Testing ‘Subscribe to Conversation’ Feature For its Users

Although, there was no indication yet if or when Twitter will deploy the change platform-wide

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Micro-blogging site Twitter is testing a “subscibe to conversation” feature that would notify users everytime a tweet is added to the conversation in order to keep up with it, without actually becoming a part of the thread.

The prototype feature, that comes as a bell icon above conversation threads was spotted by reverse engineer Jane Manchun in the app’s Android version.

“This is part of our work to make Twitter more conversational,” the micro-blogging site said on Friday.

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This April 26, 2017, photo shows the Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. VOA

Lately, Twitter has been exploring new ways of protecting its users from hate, abusive content and fake news.

“Because of this ‘subscribe to conversation’ feature, users would not need to like or comment in a thread to receive updates and this could add a bit of anonymity,” Engadget reported.

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Although, there was no indication yet if or when Twitter will deploy the change platform-wide

Earlier this week, the company launched its beta app “Twttr” that comes with special colour specifications for conversations. It has also been experimenting with profile preview feature and an “original tweeter” labels. (IANS)