Published On: Sat, Jan 11th, 2014

Benefits of the Social Networking Site

social-networking-sitesEncouraged by its success in reaching out to people through social networking site Facebook, Isrohas decided to use social networking site Youtube.

“We received tremendous response to ourMars Orbiter Mission (MOM) project through Facebook. We have now decided to useYoutube to reach out to people in a better way,” Department of Space secretary KRadhakrishnan told reporters here.

He said the younger generation was a major chunk that follows the space agency on social networking sites.

“Healthy discussions take place on theFacebook page and most of the people are between the age group of 18-24 years,” Radhakrishnan said.

During the MOM, IRSO also released information related to the project in a capsule form. It also kept updating the mission details on the Facebook page.

Minister of State for PMO V Narayanasamy said Isrohad opened a Facebook page on the MOM, which has received over 3 lakh ‘likes’ so far, while the Geosynchronous SatelliteLaunch Vehicle (GSLV) Facebook page received over 39,000 likes in less than a week after its launch.

The Union Minister added the space agency has also started a Twitter account, which already has a large number of followers.

Denisha Sahadevan

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Benefits of the Social Networking Site