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Tooter, Swadeshi Twitter, lights meme fest online

Rida Shaikh

Amid the calls of "vocal for local", Indians have launched their own alternative for the microblogging platform Twitter. The Indians have launched their swadeshi version of Twitter also known as Tooter. The app has caught the attention of the majority of the crowd and sparked a meme fest online.

Story behind Tooter

Tooter is the desi and swadeshi alternative for the microblogging platform Twitter. While Twitter has a bird for its logo, the desi alternative for it has the logo of a Conch shell, also commonly known as a shank. The platform has an interface that is similar to the parent app. Tooter also dons a blue and white interface.

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Tooter also uses the same mechanism as Twitter. It uses the same way as Twitter uses. A user has to create an account with an @username and an email address. After signing up, users can follow other accounts as per their choices and preferences, read through a feed, and customize groups and lists. The posts on Tooter are called Toots.

The app description on PlayStore reads, "Tooter is a Swadeshi social network. You can create an account on Tooter and post short messages, called Toots which can contain text, pictures, videos etc. You can follow and be followed by other users. When users that you follow post-Toots, these are visible on your timeline. You can get notifications when you are mentioned in a Toot, you received a reply to your Toot etc. You can control the events that send you notifications as well."

Many well-known personalities including the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, international cricketer Virat Kohli, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani, Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan and Sadhguru have made their appearance on the app.

According to official sources, the microblogging platform is a cross between social media platforms Facebook and Twitter. The app had been launched way back in July but it earned the limelight only after the call "vocal for local and "Made in India" went viral.


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