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Trushar Barot Trushar Barot is assistant editor of the UGC and Social Media Hub at BBC News Blog posts in total 5

  1. How BBC News covered Indian elections on WhatsApp and WeChat

    Tuesday 22 July 2014, 16:13

    BBC News ran pilots on WhatsApp and WeChat for India elections, on BBM for Hausa service, and on Mxit for South Africa elections.

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  2. Will Indian election coverage via WhatsApp get the user vote?

    Friday 4 April 2014, 09:55

    BBC News is testing chat apps's editorial potential, using the Indian elections as the focus of a BBC News India account on both WhatsApp and WeChat.

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  3. UGC: Source, check and stay on top of technology

    Tuesday 17 December 2013, 10:28

    This has been another busy year in terms of stories driven by user-generated content (UGC): Egypt, the St Jude storm in the UK, Syria, the Russian meteor, Typhoon Haiyan, and most recently the death of Nelson Mandela.

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  4. Tweeting the Budget: a BBC hashtag experiment

    Thursday 24 March 2011, 07:55

    Anyone who followed Budget Day on Twitter may have noticed the BBC trying something a bit different. As an experiment, we used the hashtag #BBCBudget to aggregate the best of our content on the story and engage with our audience.

    It was something that wasn't welcomed by all and I can understand the...

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  5. Social media's sentimental journey

    Monday 26 April 2010, 13:57

    It's the Holy Grail for advertisers, marketers, companies, economists and politicians - how to know what people are thinking as soon as they think it.
    Leaving aside the possibility of discovering a way of telepathically reading minds en masse, sentiment analysis has been creating a bit of a buzz for...

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