Koo To Become World’s 2nd Largest Micro-Blogging Platform
Koo is attracting the world by offering its ‘Migrate from Twitter’ feature and ‘Free Verification’ badge. Koo is going to become World’s 2nd biggest micro-blogging platform.
Aprameya Radhakrishna, co-founder of Koo and CEO, said that Koo, which is the second largest microblogging platform, offered to transfer all historical tweets to any Twitter user who wishes to switch to it.
It will not charge users for a verification badge. Elon Musk took over Twitter in October for USD 44 billion. He sacked all employees and restructured its moderation policies.
He also set a price for account verification. Additionally, he restored banned accounts, including those of Donald Trump.
He suspended accounts of prominent journalists who were covering him in recent days. However, he had to reinstate the accounts after strong criticism from journalists organizations and advocacy groups, government officials and journalist organizations.
Koo allows users to express their views in Indian languages and has been downloaded over 50 million times.
He is now trying to lure Twitter users by offering free self-verification as well as a yellow verification tag for prominent persons.
It has now offered to move any tweet to Koo, except replies or likes, to avoid “intellectual assault” that could result from Twitter account suspension. Radhakrishna said that Twitter was now the “personal property” of the “world’s smartest, most wealthy man.
The suspension of accounts by prominent journalists including CNN reporters, The New York Times and The Washington Post reporters, as well as the subsequent reinstatement brings to light a crucial point, especially for creative people and journalists.
He said, “If you’re someone who talks their mind and engages in discussion and debate, a suspension basically means that you lose years of creativity, ideas and connections.”
All this is because yesterday’s new rule was introduced and nobody fully understands it. He said, “There’s just a blank screen to display all the intellectual hard work of many years.”
Radhakrishna stated that Koo has found a simple, elegant way to escape this “blackhole”. Just migrate to Koo! “Just migrate to Koo!”
All your tweets will be seamlessly transferred to your Koo account by clicking on the “migrate” button. Follow the on-screen instructions. He said that all historical tweets will be migrated to Koo.
All accounts the migrating user might be following on Twitter can be followed with a click, if they are available on Koo.
But, the followers of the migrating Twitter user won’t get migrated unless they move to Koo. He said, “You can search for your friends and followers on Koo and begin engaging with them.”
Koo believes that healthy and trustworthy conversations can be had between people. It offered self-verification at no cost earlier this year. More than 1,25,000 Indians took advantage of this option, he stated.
It is impossible to imagine that one man could wipe out your digital existence, and erase all traces of your creativity. He said that history and creativity can’t be tied to a USD 44 million, billionaire’s toy.
Koo gives everyone the chance to speak in their preferred language and to preserve their opinions and thoughts for future generations.
You can now escape Twitter and join a platform that truly makes you free. Radhakrishna is a serial entrepreneur who built TaxiForSure, a ride-sharing company.
Ola bought it for USD 200 millions in 2015. In early 2020, he founded Koo — a microblogging platform that focuses on languages.
It was created to be a local, hyperlocal alternative for Twitter. Koo believes that eminence refers to the recognition of the influence, stature and achievements of a person.
He awards a Yellow tick against profiles that are based on transparent, predefined criteria, which reflect regional ethos, achievements and ethos. He said that the Koo Eminence Tick cannot be bought and can be granted forever.
Musk, who considers him a “free speech absolutist”, witnessed Tesla’s shares plummet by 4.7% on Friday. This was their worst weekly loss since March 2020 after the suspension of journalist accounts.
They were restored Saturday. Twitter also suspended a Koo official account, which was set up to answer user questions. Visit @kooeminence to see the account’s suspension and view its tweets.
Koo cofounder Mayank Bidawatka took to Twitter to voice his grief. He stressed that his microblogging platform was a better alternative to Twitter.
“I have said it before. Koo runs us, and journalists should migrate. There are tools to migrate. Koo is a better alternative to Twitter.
You and millions of others like you made this place what it is today. He also asked about the reasoning behind the suspension.”
This is not democracy. This is a strong desire to exert power and control. This shouldn’t be allowed. We must speak out!
Twitter is also blocking users from linking to Mastodon servers, another major competitor to Twitter.
“Mastodon links are not allowed because they’re unsafe. Banning Koo’s eminence handle. Seriously. What more control does the man need?” Bidawatka wrote.
He tweeted: “We have never created policies from thin air. Everything is transparent and user-focused. It is the most inclusive platform.
It is time to act, not just talk. According to PTI Radhakrishna, Koo was also an unwitting victim of one man’s mission. The eminence account was suspended because it circumvented Twitter’s bans.
He said that Mastodon had also suffered a similar fate due to a vague crime that didn’t exist until a few days ago.
Bidawatka, in a series of tweets, challenged the reason behind the suspension of the @kooeminence, an account that was created a few days ago to answer queries from celebrities and VIPs who wanted to use the Indian social networking platform.
“Posting publicly accessible information is not doxxing. Why not shoot the messenger? Journalists who posted links were not guilty.
The Koo co-founder stated that posting a link pointing to public information is not plagiarism. Guess what? Suddenly.
Almost suddenly #ElonIsDestroyingTwitter has been removed from the trending section. Twitter is now a publisher. Twitter is no longer a platform.” He added.