Twitter’s indigenous alternative Koo has also joined the rest of the Indians in the fight against Corona and is helping people find beds, oxygen cylinders and other things in hospitals amid the Covid-19 epidemic.
Koo came forward in the fight against Corona
On the social media platform, potential plasma donors will now be able to put a badge on their profile pictures so that people can easily get a plasma donor and a new facility is also underway in which users will be informed about the availability of the vaccine.
Speaking to PTI, Koo co-founder and CEO Aprameya Radhakrishna said that with the increasing intensity of the second wave, the platform has seen people in many languages informing them about the availability of beds and oxygen.
He said- “We have put in place all those people who are giving information about the resources related to Covid-19. We took some of those profiles and put them in a section called Kovid Warriors.” He further explained that “having all the data in one place makes it easier for people to find it, especially amid such a crisis when every minute, every second matters a lot.”
The homegrown microblogging platform is also adding a new automated tab, which mentions corona, vaccination, beds and other resources and puts it in place for the convenience of the people. He said that all these initiatives are being taken so that Ku as a platform can spread information and contribute to this fight.
Radhakrishna of Ku said that ‘information is already being shared with CoWIN on the Telegram Group through technology linkage.’ He further added- “We are talking to some of those engineers (Who are working on such solutions) and seeing if they can extend it to Koo as well, so whenever a vaccine slot is available, it will notify users. “
Let us know that the ‘Koo’ app has been created by the incomparable Radhakrishna and Mayank Bidwatka which was launched last year to allow users to express themselves on the platform in Indian languages. This app works in many languages including Hindi, Telugu and Bengali.