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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wants to know what Twitter is all about

The Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is apparently curious about Twitter and has asked Shashi Tharoor, minister of state for external affairs, government of India, what Twitter is all about. Incidentally, Tharoor is one of the most active Twitter users in India. He tweets @ShashiTharoor.

The Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is apparently curious about Twitter and has asked Shashi Tharoor, minister of state for external affairs, government of India, what Twitter is all about. Incidentally, Tharoor is one of the most active Twitter users in India. He tweets @ShashiTharoor.

“What amused me is the number of politicians who have come up to me and expressed curiosity about it (Twitter) from both sides of the aisle… opposition as well as government,” Shashi Tharoor has told NDTV. “In fact the Prime Minister asked me what this is all about… He wanted to know what Twitter was.”

In a related development, Sanjaya Baru, former media advisor to Dr Manmohan Singh, has told NDTV that social networking site Facebook has got a fan page for the Prime Minister where updates, videos of his speeches and links to media clippings are being posted regularly. The fan page has so far attracted more than 10,000 supporters.

“Now I noticed there is a Facebook site, which is regularly updated. So, he (Dr Manmohan Singh) is on Facebook. But no, he is not a net (internet) savvy,” Sanjaya Baru recently said during a panel discussion on NDTV. [Source: NDTV, Reuters]

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