Shri Modi can now be followed on other popular social networks such as Pinterest, Stumbleupon, Tumblr and Flickr
Shri Modi’s online presence has brought him much closer to people not only in India but across the World
Shri Modi’s social media popularity has grown by leaps and bounds over the last 2-3 years
His website www.narendramodi.in among the top 1500 websites
Known for using technology most innovatively to connect with people, Shri Narendra Modi has been people’s favourite Indian leader on social media! Shri Modi’s online presence has brought him much closer to people not only in India but across the World. Thanks to technology, communication between far off places has become convenient, economic & effective at the same time!
Spreading his online presence beyond facebook, twitter, youtube, Google+ and his website, Shri Modi can now be followed on other popular social networks such as Pinterest, Stumbleupon, Tumblr and Flickr. Pinterest has been considered as the 3rd most popular social network by Mashable, after facebook and twitter!
On Pinterest, Shri Narendra Modi can be followed at pinterest.com/NarendraModi
The pinterest page features 11 boards including recent news, governance initiatives, youth development, urban development and more…(For those who do not know much about pinterest, boards are like folders where users categorize “pins,” or images they collect and share on the site)
On Stumbleupon, he can be followed at http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/Narendra-Modi/likes .
On Flickr, pictures from most recent events attended by Shri Modi are shared. He can be followed at http://www.flickr.com/photos/narendramodiofficial/
On Tumblr, Shri Modi can be followed at http://narendra-modi.tumblr.com/
Shri Modi’s social media popularity has grown by leaps and bounds over the last 2-3 years. On facebook, he has a whopping number of around 1.4 million fans, the highest no. for any leader in India!
On Twitter, he has a huge followers base of more than 1.3 million! He not only gets followed by people on twitter, but he also follows them back, which has been greatly appreciated by people. What more! He not only follows some of his followers back but also replies to tweets!
Shri Modi’s Google+ account was created not long ago. His verified G+ account created in June 2012 already has grown unbelievably. More than 4.5 lakh people have him in their circles on Google+.
His website www.narendramodi.in has also grown amazingly well! It is one among top 1500 websites according to Alexa Ranking . The ranking is only getting better each day with lakhs of people registering to the website for daily updates, newsletters, interacting with the CM and engaging in many other ways.
“Friends, I must share that there are times when I myself get to learn a lot from social media be it in terms of quality feedback, some updates and most importantly some wonderful humour in the midst of our routine. I have even met some wonderful people through social media platforms”, wrote Shri Modi on his blog ‘Making a Difference through Social Media’ expressing how social media has helped him connect with individuals who are making a difference in society. You can read the full blog here
INNOVATIVE USAGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA:
Twitter is an important but only one facet of Shri Modi’s activities on social media. His official Facebook page remains an active hub of expressing views, sharing pictures and posting reader’s comments.
One of the greatest stories in the year 2012 has been Shri Modi’s active and path breaking usage of Google+ to reach out to more well-wishers. That Shri Modi is among the few politicians to use Google+ is known but on the evening of 31st August he held a Google+ Hangout session, taking live questions from participants spread across the world.
Shri Modi’ Hangout has been a landmark session because it was for the first time that a public figure took questions from across the world. President Obama and Prime Minister Gillard of Australia held Hangouts in the past but only took questions from people from their respective countries. In Shri Modi’s case, there were questioners from New York, Japan, London and Qatar. The Hangout was witnessed by people from 116 nations, over 4 million people viewed it on TV and a record 70,000 Tweets pored in while the hangout was in progress.
Away from the rough and tumble of politics, Shri Modi interacted with the people and answered questions straight from the heart and even revealed some of his personal tastes and habits such as the secret behind his ‘Modi Kurtas’, his favourite dish and the number of hours he sleeps in a day.