Now, A Ganesh Emoji on Twitter for Ganpati celebrations
Q. Twitter has introduced an emoji on which festival from September 4-16?- Published on 17 Sep 16
a. Ganesh Chathurthi
d. None of the above
ANSWER: Ganesh Chathurthi
To mark Ganesh Chathurthi, micro-blogging site Twitter introduced an emoji on Ganesh festival and it was an international success.
- The first ever Ganesh festival emoji was launched on September 4
- People activate it using hashtags like #Ganeshotsav, #HappyGaneshChathurthi and #Ganesh Chathurthi
- The number of tweets using hashtag #Ganesh Chathurthi went to 480,000 from September 3-6
- A spike occurred on Sept 6 with 600 tweets per minute
- After the hashtag is used, a Lord Ganesha emoji is activated next to the hashtag; it will remain active till 16th Sept
- The adorable emoji of the elephant headed God shows a red coloured Ganesha when you tweet using #HappyGaneshChaturthi, as well as #Ganesh, #GaneshChaturthi, #GanpattiBappaMorya and #Ganeshotsav in both Hindi and English.
- Across the years, the social media platform has introduced specific emojis to mark major festivals and events, launching the first ever emoji for Diwali in the form of a Diya or traditional oil lamp.
- Twitter also launched customised emojis for International Day of Yoga, Pro Kabbadi Leage and Independence as well as Republic Day.
- The first ever made emoji was for Diwali. #HappyDiwali emoji received almost 1.8 million tweets.
- During the festival, people shared videos and photos of favourite pandals, street processions, traditional clothes, foods and sweets