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On the first day of polling in the country on Monday, micro-blogging site Twitter announced a new platform for users to stay updated with the political events in the country. Terming the 2014 elections #twitterelection, the site announced that it will be providing information about Twitter use for the polls.

Published: 09th April 2014 08:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th April 2014 08:23 AM   |  A+A-

On the first day of polling in the country on Monday, micro-blogging site Twitter announced a new platform for users to stay updated with the political events in the country. Terming the 2014 elections #twitterelection, the site announced that it will be providing information about Twitter use for the polls.

According to Twitter, in the past one year, there has been a 600 per cent increase in the volume of conversations on the 2014 elections on the site. “Based on our research, mentions of political parties and candidates alone have shot up by more than 10 times since the start of the year,” a statement from the company said.

Other major companies like Facebook and Google have already announced dedicated pages for covering all information related to the elections.

Twitter users wanting information and insights on the polls can visit discover.twitter.com/indian-elections-2014/indian-politicians or blog.twitter.com/2014/lok-sabha-election2014-the-view-from-twitter or follow @TwitterIndia and tweet with the #election2014 hashtag.  Alternatively, you can search for the Facebook Election Tracker app or visit www.google.co.in/elections for more updates.  

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