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How to keep tabs on the Indian General Elections – 2014

With the Elections just around the corner, several politicians and their respective parties are busy polishing their image, building their portfolios, mending ties with their allies, sling mud at their rivals and preparing their manifestos. At the same time, traditional media and social media platforms are coming up with innovative tools to help the public keep tabs on all the happenings on a national and local level.

 

Here are some of the tools, trackers and portals you could ‘bookmark’ or save to stay up-to-date with the General Elections 2014:
 
Recently, Facebook rolled out its India election tracker app for its 80 million odd users in India. Visitors to this dashboard would be able to watch the Candidates 2014 livestreams, take a poll about the issues that matter the most to them in the election as well as compare how much the Facebook community is talking about leading candidates and parties over time. 
 
To view the app, go here
 
 
Whether you are a politician, journalist, or someone who just wants to keep a track of the latest happenings in the world of social media and politics, the Election Tracker is your answer. This tracker from mobile telecom service provide MTS and India’s largest Social Media knowledge storehouse Social Samosa provides real-time data analysis, comprehensive tracking, relevant data and graphical representation to help you stay updated on all the social media conversations around the elections.
 
To view the tracker, go here
Towards the fag end of 2013, Google launched an elections portal that aimed at assisting the Indian voters to understand the electoral process, get access to all the news related to elections and politics, get detailed information on specific political parties and serve as a one a one stop destination to help voters get answers to their elections and voting-related queries to make an informed decision.
 
To view the portal, go here
Catch all Hangouts and Election related stories on this dedicated hub for the Indian elections by YouTube. YouTube has partnered with all the top news channels across 5 languages to build this one stop destination for all the top stories, breaking news and campaign trails during the elections.
 
To view the hub, go here


Socialbakers’ Election Infographic for India
Wondering how political parties and leaders are engaging on Facebook? Here is a great infographic by Socialbakers where you can view data-driven social statistics for India’s largest competing political parties & understand the social media story being told.

 

To view the real-time infographic, go here

This portal from MapsofIndia.com brings to you everything related to elections as they unfold. It provides up-to-date news, accurate maps, critical analysis, and facts on the various elections in India. Opinion polls allow users to express themselves and get their voice heard. To view the portal, go here

Facebook Lists
Facebook provides its users with an option to organize the important and interesting content through the Lists feature. This feature helps The users can create their own interest lists based on the things they care about, or follow other people’s listsWhen the user creates or follows a list, they would see the best posts from that list in their main News Feed. Check out the following lists curated by Karuna Nain from Facebook India:


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What you didn’t know about Mark Zuckerberg?

Mark Zuckerberg is the name that is synonyms to Facebook. He is the young nerd who transformed social media into a revolution, a high end business, a hub for entertainment.
A college dropout from Harvard University went on to create the social networking site facebook along with his friends Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, and Chris Hughes in the year 2004, which has turned to be a cult today. 
Zuckerberg was ranked No.1 on the list of the Top 100 ‘Most Influential People of the Information Age’ by Vanity Fair 2010 and was voted among the world’s ’50 Most Influential Figures by New Statesman’s’ annual survey 2010.
Let’s get a sneak peek into some of the interesting facts about Mark Zuckerberg.
1.Born on May 14th 1984
Mark was born on the very day and year when Domain Name System- DNS an internet service that translates domain names into IP addresses took place. 
2. Private School
Mark never attended any public school, he attended only private school. However that did not stop him to make philanthropy towards public schools. Mark donated $100 million to the Newark public school system, New Jersey in October 2010. 
3. Languages
Mark can read and write at least five languages with ease. Zuckerberg listed four non-English languages he could read and write: 
French, Hebrew, Latin, and ancient Greek. 
4. Atheist
He is Jewish by descent and atheist by choice. But most people of Jewish descent consider themselves to be Jews even if they don’t practice it. 
5. Valuable player
He was named as the most valuable player in his high school fencing team. At Ardsley High School, Zuckerberg had excelled in the classics before transferring to Phillips Exeter Academy in his junior year, where he won prizes in science (math, astronomy and physics) and Classical studies (on his college application.)
6. Billionaire
He is the youngest billionaire in the world. In Forbes list for the 100 Richest people in the world for the year 2011, Zuckerberg holds the 4th position with property worth $17.5 billion. 
7. Color blind
Facebook is blue because Mark Zuckerberg is red-green colorblind. Blue is the color he see best; therefore, blue is the dominant color on all Facebook pages. 
8. Born in White Plains, New York
Mark Zuckerberg was born and brought up in White Plains, New York, he graduated from Philips Exeter Academy high school. 
9. Sandals
Mark Zuckerberg is a really different personality from his league. Unlike all his counterparts he is hardly seen in formal attire or dressed up for an occasion. It is quite unusual that he wears rubber sandals to board meetings. 
Courtesy: SiliconIndia