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PM Narendra Modi named among 30 most influential people on internet list of Time Magazine

Time Magazine has named Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi among the 2016 edition list of 30 most influential people on the internet. He was placed at 15th position.

The list has been topped by the American hip hop artist and entrepreneur Kanye West. 2016 was the second annual edition of list and was compiled based on two primary criteria viz. global impact through social media and overall ability to drive news

As per Time magazine

  • PM Narendra Modi has more than 18 million Twitter followers and over 32 million Facebook likes to his official page.
  • He is as an Internet star who often uses social media to conduct diplomacy.

Time Magazines 30 Most Influential People on the Internet list

  • Kanye West (US).
  • Joy Cho (South Korea).
  • James Corden (UK).
  • Laci Green (US).
  • Josh Holz and Daniel Lara (US).
  • DJ Khaled (US)
  • Johnetta Elzie (US) and DeRay Mckesson (US).
  • J.K. Rowling (UK)
  • Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg (Sweden)
  • Donald Trump (US)
  • Lele Pons (US).
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
  • Caitlyn Jenner (US)
  • Essena O’Neill (US)
  • Narendra Modi (India)
  • Elise Andrew (UK)
  • Ken M (US)
  • Lilly Singh (Canada)
  • Matt Drudge (US)
  • Angie Nwandu (US)
  • Andrew Bachelor (Canada)
  • Kayla Itsines (US)
  • Peter Bouckaert
  • Kim Kardashian West (US)
  • Josh Ostrovsky (US)
  • Drake (US)
  • Tess Holliday (US)
  • Helen Van Winkle (US)

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Twitter launches Position of Strength Campaign to Empower Women

Micro blogging site Twitter for first time has launched #Positionofstrength campaign in India to empower women to raise voices against any form of discrimination.

The campaign seeks spread awareness to bridge the gender equality gap online in India and inspire the of women leaders next generation to have an influential voice in society. It was launched by taking cue from a study showcasing a prevailing male dominance over both online and offline space.

Key facts

  • #Positionofstrength campaign has been launched with partnership of FICCI Ladies Organisation and Observer Research Foundation.
  • It seeks to engage more women to find their voices online and help them to communicate safely with confidence and network with other like-minded women.
  • The campaign has been already been launched in Australia and Ireland. It enables users to steer clear of any form of online abuse.
  • Twitter also launched its Safety Center in Hindi to ensure education and engagement of women locally to enable them to use this platform safely and with confidence.

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