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#JusticeforSSR crusaders to BJP members, accounts on the app dabble in everything from national pride, religious hate, to a lot of conspiracy theories.


I spent 48 hours on Atmanirbhar Bharat’s own Koo to get a taste of the new social media Kurukshetra. But unlike Twitter, it is no battleground, but just an echo chamber so far.

With more than 3 million users, Koo, however, is no joke, even if its name sounds like one.
The Indian social media knockoff, with its rather sad ‘sone ki chidiya’ icon, Koo is everything Twitter is not. And yet, it is also exactly like Twitter. An important distinction is that you ‘koo’ instead of tweet, and that too in up to 400 characters. The ballpark of avian references is rather persistent in this field, it seems.

An alternate reality
When I joined the app, to figure out what the fuss is about, I encountered its shady-looking privacy policy that was frankly enough to send anyone packing. As indicated by some reports, and what I saw myself, Koo stores all your personal data including name, age, marital status (why?), device location, etc. But they do say curiosity killed the cat, or in this case any hopes of data privacy.


Screengrab from Koo app | Rachel John
Then, the top recommendations on the app were Republic TV, and Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Amit Malviya and Piyush Goyal.

Screengrab from Koo app | Rachel John
From then on, venturing into the app was like entering an alternate reality where certain users got their wish to ban voices that they disagreed with from Twitter. It is as if you are speaking and every single person in the room is nodding. No one disagrees and everything is shiny and beautiful on this Truman show.


The most popular accounts (kooers?) are named ‘The VedicRing of Fire’, ‘The Frustrated Indian’, ‘VedicKeeda’, and so on. And as the names suggest, these accounts represent quite an interesting amalgamation of extreme national pride, religious hate, and a lot of conspiracy theories.


Koo users can be broadly categorised into three groups:


The first is the Sushant Singh Rajput justice crusaders who seem to have migrated to the app after being steadily ignored everywhere else. Hashtags like #JusticeforSSR and #CBIPunishSSRKillers are quite common. And their dedication for the cause is so real that one account is even named ‘Any SSRians here?’

The second is the deshbhakt users. They koo every newspaper article, report, video and WhatsApp forward about Bharat and its ‘aatmanirbharta‘. These include die-hard fans of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress haters. There are constant evocations of Jawaharlal Nehru to blame him for everything, and Rahul Gandhi is also regularly calledpappu’ because there are hardly any Congress backers on the forum to challenge their remarks. But the defining principle all around is ‘hate all’ — Twitter, liberals, and secular-minded people. But without the target audience present there, it just feels like all the darts are just flying blind without gravity in a spaceship.


The third set includes Union ministers who are kooing about their work as usual. As if this bright yellow knockoff is the perfect substitute for Twitter, and I’m sure for some of them it really is. BJP IT cell in-charge Amit Malviya took full advantage of the 400 character limit to lecture Twitter on how it cannot “arrogate itself the right to sit in judgment”. Malviya’s koo was liked over 3,000 times and was ‘re-kooed’ more than 600 times.


The app is also rather persistent about its own Indian image and pride, down to the ‘voice of India’ claim on its homepage. Every time you open the app, it flashes the sign ‘made with pride in India’. And every second tweet from almost any popular account you may follow includes a mention of India, Atmanirbhar Bharat, proud Indian, Indian Army, and others.


You get the trend.

Giving Twitter competition
All of this is precisely why Koo can give Twitter stiff competition in India. It is basically the social media site that every hardcore, patriotic Bharatiya citizen ever wanted. And we all know there is no shortage of those on Twitter.

Koo was founded in March 2020 by Bengaluru-based Aprameya Radhakrishna and Mayank Bidawatka. It also won the AatmaNirbhar App Innovation Challenge organised by the government in August 2020.

According to its founder, “Koo is a platform that was formed to bring the voice of the Indian language speaker online. We truly believe in freedom of speech…In cases of life threat whether it is self-harm or threat to several lives we will abide by the law of land and will be the same irrespective of the govt in power.”

Now with the kerfuffle between the Modi government and Twitter in full swing, this principle has persuaded a lot of people.

There is a rather deliberate ecosystem being created on Koo, to break that other 70-year-old Nehruvian ecosystem. And if one is not remotely interested in any of the above, it is not the place for you.

Twitter and governments: A tale
Twitter has always had a sketchy history with governments and heads of states. One only needs to see the case of former US President Donald Trump. After using the platform as his personal whining machine for years, he now faces a lifetime ban on the site.

And with its apparent renewed focus on freedom of speech, Twitter is now embroiled in a tussle with the Indian government as well.

While Koo may never be able to surpass Twitter in terms of its reach and is most likely a fad that will fizzle out in a while, it has emerged as a rather strong rival. Much stronger than the other desi counterparts like Tooter, the series of unfortunate names notwithstanding.

Till we find out the yellow bird’s fate: “Keep kooing.”

https://theprint.in/opinion/pov/i-s...ar-bharats-own-koo-heres-what-i-found/604269/
 

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The loonies have sensed that twitter is about to be purged in India just like Chinese apps.

The blackmail, name shaming, Hindu bigotry....practically they are throwing the kitchen sink to stop this.
Guess what - Twitter is about to get the worlds most painful rod in the butt.
The left loonies can continue their vidhva vilap - we will certainly enjoy it.
 

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The loonies have sensed that twitter is about to be purged in India just like Chinese apps.

The blackmail, name shaming, Hindu bigotry....practically they are throwing the kitchen sink to stop this.
Guess what - Twitter is about to get the worlds most painful rod in the butt.
The left loonies can continue their vidhva vilap - we will certainly enjoy it.
And how many indians will lose job this time ? 1500+ lost when india banned tik tok only..
 

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And how many indians will lose job this time ? 1500+ lost when india banned tik tok only..
Well, Chinese have been almost all of western technologies,
by your theory, they should have lost potential tens of thousands of jobs.

They seem to be doing fine from all accounts.
 

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#JusticeforSSR crusaders to BJP members, accounts on the app dabble in everything from national pride, religious hate, to a lot of conspiracy theories.


I spent 48 hours on Atmanirbhar Bharat’s own Koo to get a taste of the new social media Kurukshetra. But unlike Twitter, it is no battleground, but just an echo chamber so far.

With more than 3 million users, Koo, however, is no joke, even if its name sounds like one.
The Indian social media knockoff, with its rather sad ‘sone ki chidiya’ icon, Koo is everything Twitter is not. And yet, it is also exactly like Twitter. An important distinction is that you ‘koo’ instead of tweet, and that too in up to 400 characters. The ballpark of avian references is rather persistent in this field, it seems.

An alternate reality
When I joined the app, to figure out what the fuss is about, I encountered its shady-looking privacy policy that was frankly enough to send anyone packing. As indicated by some reports, and what I saw myself, Koo stores all your personal data including name, age, marital status (why?), device location, etc. But they do say curiosity killed the cat, or in this case any hopes of data privacy.


Screengrab from Koo app | Rachel John
Then, the top recommendations on the app were Republic TV, and Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Amit Malviya and Piyush Goyal.

Screengrab from Koo app | Rachel John
From then on, venturing into the app was like entering an alternate reality where certain users got their wish to ban voices that they disagreed with from Twitter. It is as if you are speaking and every single person in the room is nodding. No one disagrees and everything is shiny and beautiful on this Truman show.


The most popular accounts (kooers?) are named ‘The VedicRing of Fire’, ‘The Frustrated Indian’, ‘VedicKeeda’, and so on. And as the names suggest, these accounts represent quite an interesting amalgamation of extreme national pride, religious hate, and a lot of conspiracy theories.


Koo users can be broadly categorised into three groups:


The first is the Sushant Singh Rajput justice crusaders who seem to have migrated to the app after being steadily ignored everywhere else. Hashtags like #JusticeforSSR and #CBIPunishSSRKillers are quite common. And their dedication for the cause is so real that one account is even named ‘Any SSRians here?’

The second is the deshbhakt users. They koo every newspaper article, report, video and WhatsApp forward about Bharat and its ‘aatmanirbharta‘. These include die-hard fans of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress haters. There are constant evocations of Jawaharlal Nehru to blame him for everything, and Rahul Gandhi is also regularly calledpappu’ because there are hardly any Congress backers on the forum to challenge their remarks. But the defining principle all around is ‘hate all’ — Twitter, liberals, and secular-minded people. But without the target audience present there, it just feels like all the darts are just flying blind without gravity in a spaceship.


The third set includes Union ministers who are kooing about their work as usual. As if this bright yellow knockoff is the perfect substitute for Twitter, and I’m sure for some of them it really is. BJP IT cell in-charge Amit Malviya took full advantage of the 400 character limit to lecture Twitter on how it cannot “arrogate itself the right to sit in judgment”. Malviya’s koo was liked over 3,000 times and was ‘re-kooed’ more than 600 times.


The app is also rather persistent about its own Indian image and pride, down to the ‘voice of India’ claim on its homepage. Every time you open the app, it flashes the sign ‘made with pride in India’. And every second tweet from almost any popular account you may follow includes a mention of India, Atmanirbhar Bharat, proud Indian, Indian Army, and others.


You get the trend.

Giving Twitter competition
All of this is precisely why Koo can give Twitter stiff competition in India. It is basically the social media site that every hardcore, patriotic Bharatiya citizen ever wanted. And we all know there is no shortage of those on Twitter.

Koo was founded in March 2020 by Bengaluru-based Aprameya Radhakrishna and Mayank Bidawatka. It also won the AatmaNirbhar App Innovation Challenge organised by the government in August 2020.

According to its founder, “Koo is a platform that was formed to bring the voice of the Indian language speaker online. We truly believe in freedom of speech…In cases of life threat whether it is self-harm or threat to several lives we will abide by the law of land and will be the same irrespective of the govt in power.”

Now with the kerfuffle between the Modi government and Twitter in full swing, this principle has persuaded a lot of people.

There is a rather deliberate ecosystem being created on Koo, to break that other 70-year-old Nehruvian ecosystem. And if one is not remotely interested in any of the above, it is not the place for you.

Twitter and governments: A tale
Twitter has always had a sketchy history with governments and heads of states. One only needs to see the case of former US President Donald Trump. After using the platform as his personal whining machine for years, he now faces a lifetime ban on the site.

And with its apparent renewed focus on freedom of speech, Twitter is now embroiled in a tussle with the Indian government as well.

While Koo may never be able to surpass Twitter in terms of its reach and is most likely a fad that will fizzle out in a while, it has emerged as a rather strong rival. Much stronger than the other desi counterparts like Tooter, the series of unfortunate names notwithstanding.

Till we find out the yellow bird’s fate: “Keep kooing.”

https://theprint.in/opinion/pov/i-s...ar-bharats-own-koo-heres-what-i-found/604269/
Oh so commies talking about common sense? The app is being developed as an Indian alternative to Twitter, as you have a habit of b@rking that whatever software or even vaccine produced under PM Modi’s Prime ministership is of BJP. Popular section will have BJP Ministers as they are ruling party and want to stay in it so that others too can, but then you have a habit of talking rubbish, @Chhatrapati that’s why I say, commies are the most unwanted people living on earth you’ll see.
And people have a habit of spamming words like Bhakt and Hindutva without knowing its meaning just conclusions drawn based on reading The Wire articles and listening you own media.

And we don’t need Twitter, let that leftist ecosystem drown in India.
 

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#JusticeforSSR crusaders to BJP members, accounts on the app dabble in everything from national pride, religious hate, to a lot of conspiracy theories.


I spent 48 hours on Atmanirbhar Bharat’s own Koo to get a taste of the new social media Kurukshetra. But unlike Twitter, it is no battleground, but just an echo chamber so far.

With more than 3 million users, Koo, however, is no joke, even if its name sounds like one.
The Indian social media knockoff, with its rather sad ‘sone ki chidiya’ icon, Koo is everything Twitter is not. And yet, it is also exactly like Twitter. An important distinction is that you ‘koo’ instead of tweet, and that too in up to 400 characters. The ballpark of avian references is rather persistent in this field, it seems.

An alternate reality
When I joined the app, to figure out what the fuss is about, I encountered its shady-looking privacy policy that was frankly enough to send anyone packing. As indicated by some reports, and what I saw myself, Koo stores all your personal data including name, age, marital status (why?), device location, etc. But they do say curiosity killed the cat, or in this case any hopes of data privacy.


Screengrab from Koo app | Rachel John
Then, the top recommendations on the app were Republic TV, and Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Amit Malviya and Piyush Goyal.

Screengrab from Koo app | Rachel John
From then on, venturing into the app was like entering an alternate reality where certain users got their wish to ban voices that they disagreed with from Twitter. It is as if you are speaking and every single person in the room is nodding. No one disagrees and everything is shiny and beautiful on this Truman show.


The most popular accounts (kooers?) are named ‘The VedicRing of Fire’, ‘The Frustrated Indian’, ‘VedicKeeda’, and so on. And as the names suggest, these accounts represent quite an interesting amalgamation of extreme national pride, religious hate, and a lot of conspiracy theories.


Koo users can be broadly categorised into three groups:


The first is the Sushant Singh Rajput justice crusaders who seem to have migrated to the app after being steadily ignored everywhere else. Hashtags like #JusticeforSSR and #CBIPunishSSRKillers are quite common. And their dedication for the cause is so real that one account is even named ‘Any SSRians here?’

The second is the deshbhakt users. They koo every newspaper article, report, video and WhatsApp forward about Bharat and its ‘aatmanirbharta‘. These include die-hard fans of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress haters. There are constant evocations of Jawaharlal Nehru to blame him for everything, and Rahul Gandhi is also regularly calledpappu’ because there are hardly any Congress backers on the forum to challenge their remarks. But the defining principle all around is ‘hate all’ — Twitter, liberals, and secular-minded people. But without the target audience present there, it just feels like all the darts are just flying blind without gravity in a spaceship.


The third set includes Union ministers who are kooing about their work as usual. As if this bright yellow knockoff is the perfect substitute for Twitter, and I’m sure for some of them it really is. BJP IT cell in-charge Amit Malviya took full advantage of the 400 character limit to lecture Twitter on how it cannot “arrogate itself the right to sit in judgment”. Malviya’s koo was liked over 3,000 times and was ‘re-kooed’ more than 600 times.


The app is also rather persistent about its own Indian image and pride, down to the ‘voice of India’ claim on its homepage. Every time you open the app, it flashes the sign ‘made with pride in India’. And every second tweet from almost any popular account you may follow includes a mention of India, Atmanirbhar Bharat, proud Indian, Indian Army, and others.


You get the trend.

Giving Twitter competition
All of this is precisely why Koo can give Twitter stiff competition in India. It is basically the social media site that every hardcore, patriotic Bharatiya citizen ever wanted. And we all know there is no shortage of those on Twitter.

Koo was founded in March 2020 by Bengaluru-based Aprameya Radhakrishna and Mayank Bidawatka. It also won the AatmaNirbhar App Innovation Challenge organised by the government in August 2020.

According to its founder, “Koo is a platform that was formed to bring the voice of the Indian language speaker online. We truly believe in freedom of speech…In cases of life threat whether it is self-harm or threat to several lives we will abide by the law of land and will be the same irrespective of the govt in power.”

Now with the kerfuffle between the Modi government and Twitter in full swing, this principle has persuaded a lot of people.

There is a rather deliberate ecosystem being created on Koo, to break that other 70-year-old Nehruvian ecosystem. And if one is not remotely interested in any of the above, it is not the place for you.

Twitter and governments: A tale
Twitter has always had a sketchy history with governments and heads of states. One only needs to see the case of former US President Donald Trump. After using the platform as his personal whining machine for years, he now faces a lifetime ban on the site.

And with its apparent renewed focus on freedom of speech, Twitter is now embroiled in a tussle with the Indian government as well.

While Koo may never be able to surpass Twitter in terms of its reach and is most likely a fad that will fizzle out in a while, it has emerged as a rather strong rival. Much stronger than the other desi counterparts like Tooter, the series of unfortunate names notwithstanding.

Till we find out the yellow bird’s fate: “Keep kooing.”

https://theprint.in/opinion/pov/i-s...ar-bharats-own-koo-heres-what-i-found/604269/
No mention of Pakistan....
How is this possible or the writer choose to ignore this national Habbit.
 

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This is desperate especially the edited thread title by this supposed Indian. As a budding entrepreneur, I fully support Koo app and most Indians should do that, They're really not some right-wing app, it's founder Aprameya is a well-known person who is known in and around the Bangaluru circle and is a level headed person who is neither a Bhakt nor a commie.

These kinds of buffoonery campaigns overt or covert will be counterproductive not only for you but others who are trying to make a name for themselves and in effect your country.

I'd be delighted if bhakts migrate to Koo.
That kind of thinking will make you another Bhakt with a different flag. Everyone wants their opposition to disappear these days so that they can pat each other in a circle.
 

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You can expect Indians to use the pathetic version of twitter in big numbers,these folk have little taste,standard and need. That app is like the retarded app called takatak which is trying to capitalize market share left by tiktok in india by even copying the tiktok logo pattern.
Image result for takatak

Typical of everything about India and Indians -inferior,copied, inconvenient and shoddy.With these replica platforms, they have to manufacture an alternate reality to live with themselves,since they get battered outside their little delusional bubble,while the civilians have to suffer from Indian inferior version of products and service at behest of the fascist policy of the admin.
 
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Its Hindutva's colour, not the colour of freaking "Sony ki chirya" which means India.

Seach "Hindu colour" and see what comes out. If as was representing "sony ki chirya," then GREEN too should have a part of it. But why would green be there, coward baniya cannot even admit its own identity.

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You can expect Indians to use the pathetic version of twitter in big numbers,these folk have little taste,standard and need. That app is like the retarded app called takatak which is trying to capitalize market share left by tiktok in india by even copied the tiktok logo pattern.
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Typical of everything about India and Indians -inferior,copied,inconvenient and shoddy.With these replica platforms, they have to manufacture an alternate reality to live with themselves,since they get battered outside their little delusional bubble,while the civilians have to suffer from Indian inferior version of products and service at behest of the fascist policy of the admin.

Thank you, come again.
 

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Well, Chinese have been almost all of western technologies,
by your theory, they should have lost potential tens of thousands of jobs.

They seem to be doing fine from all accounts.
They have western tech ? Most of their tech is made in China mere dost.. and when it comes to they dont allow western social media apps...

And I am quoting a fact that after tiktok was banned 1500+ indians were kicked out of jobs by Bytedance
 

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