Facebook, Twitter Push Hazare’s Lokpal Bill Fight Facebook, Twitter Push Hazare’s Lokpal Bill Fight

Over 1,00,000 followers on Facebook; over 7 lakh people express their solidarity through phone lines

Satyagraha finds its way onto new media, after Facebook, Twitter and SMS added teeth to social activist Anna Hazare‘s crusade against corruption. Hazare’s protest involves him fasting until death till the government agrees to table the Lokpal Bill, which puts corrupt politicians to accountability and scrutiny by an independent body. In practically no time, the Facebook page of Hazare’s India Against Corruption movement garnered over 1,00,000 followers.

The campaign for Lokpal Bill spread onto Twitter as well in the form of janlokpal account, in addition to many celebrity accounts taking up cudgels on Hazare’s behalf. Additionally, group SMSes urging people to ping 022-61550789 to express their support for the cause were sent out by anti-corruption campaigners. A whopping 7 lakh missed calls were recorded, which is a good indicator public anger against the scourge.

Hopefully, Facebook and Twitter will prove to be the same catalyst that they turned out in the Egypt protests.

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About pratyushkp

A Newbie Social Media Blogger , Social Network Addict , Social Gamer ( Mafiawars , Farmville) , Working as a Marketing Specialist for a E-cards company. www.blogoholic.in

Posted on April 7, 2011, in Social and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Seriously, that happened? That is kinda cool.

  2. Is the it a populist movement or a highly elitist one, run by a collectivism? Or is it a little of both – a movement which feeds at the populist spring but is deeply elitist in its aspirations.http://www.manojenath.in/

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