Firstpost's first year: A video summary
Happy Birthday to us! We take a quick look back at what has been an extremely heady year for Firstpost.
One year ago, when we launched Firstpost, we were a group of people fully aware that this was the most audacious digital project in India to date.
Today, a full year down the line, we look back at over 30,000 stories across a gamut of subjects and opinion; 91,700 comments from readers that were both laudatory and (very!) critical; and an interactive engagement across various social media that has both challenged and inspired us.
We have inspired hashtags on Twitter (Remember #FirstpostHeadlines?), we have had readers who subsequently became writers, and we have constantly sought to break our own boundaries and keep on engaging you, the reader, with our content.
The result, as our readers testify on a daily basis, is an obsessive, intelligent web journalism experience that’s guaranteed never to leave you bored.
So we present, in a nutshell, a video summary of Firstpost's first year!
Twitter asks for more time from govt to comply with new IT rules due to the 'pandemic situation' in India
The notice from Twitter did not mention a specific date for the micro-blogging site to comply with the rules.
Twitter introduces 'Arabic (feminine)' language option for users to support inclusivity on social network
Twitter also published a video showing tweets from female users criticising the absence of such feminine forms on major social networks.
Online essay by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie sparks controversy as Nigerian novelist addresses feud with one of her students
Shortly after Adichie posted her essay, social media erupted. Her name was a trending topic on Twitter for hours, prompting tens of thousands of responses. Some people dissected and criticised her views on gender, while others agreed that some people use social media as a weapon.