Enthused by Twitter success, PMO looks to join Facebook.

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    Enthused by Twitter success, PMO looks to join Facebook.
    TNN Feb 7, 2012, 04.05AM IST

    NEW DELHI: Within days of its debut on Twitter, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) is exploring ways to best utilize the social networking site by addressing grievances of common people. It is also looking at the possibility of having a Facebook account.

    Noting that the Twitter account -- @PMOIndia -- already has 38,500 followers in just two weeks, an official source said a small office would soon be set up in the PMO to effectively handle communications through social media.
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    Though it will not fall prey to "professional hecklers" on the social networking site, the team handling the Twitter account will make it more interactive by answering genuine queries.

    "We will take up the matter of people in distress on Twitter. The process of social media is very new for us and things will take time," the source said and indicated that the PMO could also offer financial help to those in distress through the Prime Minister's Relief Fund.

    The PMO is also exploring the option of joining Facebook. According to the source, the existing PMO account on Facebook is not official and is being run by some fans.

    The PMO took to Twitter on January 23, and has since gathered 38,585 followers. "It has been very successful," the source said, adding that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will interact with the media more than he does at present.

    Enthused by Twitter success, PMO looks to join Facebook - Times Of India

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