What do Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Piyush Goyal and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan have in common these days? Recently, all of them have joined the social network platform Ku. In fact, due to the ongoing farmers’ movement, the future of Twitter, which is facing pressure from the Government of India to block and unblock many accounts, does not look secure in India, so as an alternative to Twitter. Some apps are trying to present their claim. Among these, the name of Ku has become the most important nowadays.
Quoting the CEO of Ku, it has been said in the news that this app was being worked on since 2019, which was launched in March 2020, but the outbreak of Kovid started at the same time. But, now this app has been able to attract some big names. Goyal and Chauhan tweeted that their followers can join them on Ku. And who has registered an influx on Ku, before that know about Ku.
What and how is the Ku platform?Like Twitter, it is also a micro blogging site, which is also available on iOS including Google Play Store. Here you can post your opinion as well as follow other users. The character limit of posts on Ku is 400. It can be signed up using mobile number and you can link feeds of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc.
Unlike many similarities with Twitter, Ku focuses on Indian languages.
Audio and video can be posted here. Like Twitter, there is a hashtag here and any user can tag someone else. Here you also get facilities like posting polls, sharing photos and videos and more. That is, it seems to be a version of Twitter itself, so what is different about it?
According to Ku’s CEO Apmeya Radhakrishna, the purpose of this app is to give a platform to the people of Indian languages. According to Radhakrishna, the current platforms focus more on English. In some points, let us tell you what are the other facts of Ku.
In the Self-Reliant App Innovation Challenge, along with Zoho and Spark, Ku was also the winner.
According to Radhakrishna from IIM, so far this app has got 30 lakh downloads.
– Bombinet Technology has created this app.
– Can be posted in Indian languages on this app.
You can use this app in only one language at a time.
– Ku calls itself a free expression platform and that it is ultimately within the purview of the law of the land.
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Interestingly, Koo denies himself being in a race against Twitter, but since the central government’s standoff with Twitter has started, apart from some big leaders, telecom, income tax, India post, tax and customs Many departments like Central Board, MyGov India have also joined Ku. Apart from government departments, Isha Foundation, former cricketers Javagal Srinath and Anil Kumble are also present here.
Is Twitter the only alternative to Koo?
Of course not. Even before this, some apps have been in discussion as an indigenous alternative to Twitter. In November last year, Tutar introduced himself as Swadeshi Twitter. However, it remained largely based on the ‘foreign’ app. Some big leaders also joined this app but did not stay here for long. Earlier in 2019, another app ‘Dangkwad’ was in discussion among Indian Twitter activists. But here too people did not stay for long and returned to Twitter.