With a recent stint at Twitter going well, the Indian Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) is considering signing up for an account on Facebook. Stared just 2 weeks back, PMO’s Twitter account @PMOIndia, as of writing this, has already garnered 41, 623 Followers!
Why the sudden shift of attitude? Indian Youth seems to engulfed by the virtual world. Social web can & will be an effective platform for getting your ideas across & in case of Politics, it will help in “Canvasing”. The Government may not be new to the power of Internet to deliver services & remunerations effectively, but Social interaction is still at its nascent stage. While it is already at the forefront of using technology like finger-print & retina scans to keep a tab on population & even solving heinous crimes, simple interaction with such a huge population was hereto limited to one-way communication through Television, radio or print.
How does PMO want to utilize the Facebook account? The team handling such accounts intends to better address people’s queries & use the channel to leverage it as a meaningful & interactive communication tool. Further down the line, these accounts could even be used to offer financial help to those in distress through the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund (PMRF)!
Have our readers started following the PMO’s Twitter account?