‘Tooter’ Is India’s New Microblogging Site, But Desis Can’t Ignore Its Similarity With Twitter

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You might have heard people say ‘go desi’ or be ‘vocal for local’ a lot these days. While the government has been banning foreign applications, people have also started buying indigenous products. But looks like the center took this slogan way too seriously.

We say so because they recently launched a ‘Swadeshi social network’, Tooter. The social media site is not only made in India but is termed as ‘Swadeshi Andolan 2.0’, reports The Indian Express.

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The site that appears to be a desi version of the American microblogging site Twitter, is said to be inspired by American social networking service ‘Parler’ launched in 2018.

“We believe that India should have a Swadeshi social network. Without one we are just a digital colony of the American Twitter India Company, no different than what we were under the British East India Company. Tooter is our Swadeshi Andolan 2.0. Join us in this Andolan. Join us!” reads Tooter’s official website.

This is how the interface looks like when you log in. Seems very similar? Well, the makers did replace Twitter’s blue bird logo with a conch shell.

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You even get a follower and automatically follow 3 accounts including the creator of the website, Nanda.

Also, prominent personalities right from PM Modi to the Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli are using this platform.

However, the striking similarities between Twitter and Tooter irked people online. Hence, they flooded Twitter with memes that got us ROFL. Take a look:

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Apparently, the website has been active since June and the application is available on the App Store for Android users only as of now. What do you think of this desi social media network?

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