Kolkata’s position on the Twitter map is gradually getting prominent. Compare Infobase has been very active in this regard. When a tweet up was successfully hosted in the city on June 21, 2009, we covered the incident in Headlinesindia, Kolkatans love to tweet, Twitter members meet for the second time.
On March 25, 2010, the Twestival happened in the city. It was an event which brought the Twitter community in the city for a social cause. Compare Infobase actively participated in the event and Twitsnaps was the official sponsor for Twestivalkol as the event got popularly known. Kolkata was getting popular on Twitter or Twitter was getting popular in the city- it seems both the aspects hold ground.
Compare Infobase decided to bring more popularity to this social networking site in the city. As far as Twitter is concerned we wanted it to have a place of prominence. The reason India Twitter Conference (IndiaTC) was hosted by Compare Infobase in the city. This was the second chapter of the event the 1st one was held at Delhi. IndiaTC at Kolkata saw some lively discussion on the topic “Can Twitter change the way India works”. There was knowledge sharing, active discussion, good food and of course networking. Media coverage of the event was done by Newstime, the Bengali news channel as well as by Headlinesindia.
The ball has started to roll. Twitter bird has started chirping in the city. We look forward to making it sing more in the city in future.:)
Some of the pictures of Kolkata twitter meets and indiaTC are-
The blog is written by Shilpa Srivastava from Compare Infobase, Kolkata