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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Tnfisherman - Twitter Revolution

Have you ever seen whole social media scream for a Public Cause? yes, Now a days Social media plays a vital role to reflect the human thoughts. After #Egypt trend in social media #tnfisherman trend keeps its remarkable place for a week. This is a tag used by South Indian protester to save Indian fisherman from Srilankan Navy's brutal murder. This was a issue since 30 years persist among Tamilnadu, a south Indian state and srilanka. Reports say Indian fishermen are attacked and killed by Srilankan Coastal guards more than 539 for trespass in their marine area. But Both the countries failed to take proper initiatives to save fishermen life and media too muted its voice on this issue. Finally Campaign started across the global in twitter with tnfisherman tag to report this issue. what are the steps they have taken to proceed these demand?

  • Started twitter campaign with #tnfisherman tag. and got 65000+ tweets and 800+ tweeple supports
  • Have their own websites
  • Have their varies social network profiles
  • 6700+ has Signed electronic petition regarding this fisherman
  • Few twitter Celebrities have gave hands to this protest @sushmaswarajbjp @rameshsrivats @ActorMadhavan @actorjiiva @madhankarky and more
  • Had successful few media coverage on this issue
  • For this concern, almost all Tamil & few non-Tamil bloggers have joined their hands
  • Approached few Leaders to take prompt steps to recovery safety

What are their requests?
They need safety for fisherman and patrol in the marine region;
And they are requesting to retrieve Katchatheevu, ceded to Sri Lanka by India in 1974

what is the lesson?
Social media is getting a valuable respect by gathering the mass users for a public protect, Which implies news media's letdown

Is that enough to raise voice?
After a couple of week tnfisherman tag lost its trend in twitter. Never mind, Prime motto is to reach mass Indian and make awareness. Still they have to climb peak. All the best to Socio-Electronic revolution