On 30th Jul 2012, the superfast Modi Express crossed the 800,000 followers mark on Twitter. Narendra Modi has truly been an excellent case study of how to effectively use social media to interact, engage, inspire and even question. Right from keeping Twitteratti and the common people abreast with Government policies, critiquing the UPA's flawed economic polices to daily inspiration Swami Vivekananda quotes, Modi truly has it all!
Here we list out some of the recent milestones in Modi's Twitter journey since he started Tweeting on 10th Jan 2009.
|11th November 2011||Modi crosses 40,000 followers on Twitter!|
|12th January 2012||He starts Tweeting inspiring Swami Vivekananda quotes daily.|
|3rd March 2012||With 500,000 Twitter followers, Modi way ahead of his rivals.|
|1st May 2012||On Gujarat's Foundation Day, Modi crosses 600,000 followers on Twitter.|
|13th June 2012||Narendra Modi has 700,000 followers on Twitter.|
The remarkable pace with which he made the transition from 5L to 6L, then from 6L to 7L and now crossing the 8L mark merits our attention. Infact, on he even took time out from his hectic Japan visit to keep Twitteratti abreast with the dignitaries he met and the wonderful investment he is continuously bringing to Gujarat.
Yet another indication of Modi's popularity on the Internet and social media came when renowned author Chetan Bhagat conducted a poll among his Facebook fans on who is the most suitable candidate for Prime Ministership. About 10,000 people voted out of which Modi captured 82% of the vote, 13% not voting and a mere 5% voting for Rahul Gandhi.
Modi has indeed set extremely high standards for public figures who are looking at entering the ocean of social media.