New Delhi, November 24: Recently, a new social media platform named Tooter is getting a lot of traction. Tooter is gaining popularity in India for being "Swadeshi Social Network". It is an open-source social networking site. As the name suggests, Tooter is conceptualised on the lines of Twitter. Its interface has a blue and white colour scheme, which is considered to be a mix of Facebook and Twitter. Tooter is forked or derived from the Mastodon project. Twitterati shared funny memes about the new social media platform.

Many famous personalities, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, Indian Cricket Captain Virat Kohli and Even BJP have accounts on Twitter. However, these personalities have not mentioned anything about opening an account on Tooter. Secondly, their Tooter feed is the same as that of Twitter. It seems that the feed on Tooter has been sourced from Twitter. Parler App Becomes The Most Downloaded App in a Day in the US; Get to Know More About Twitter's Look-alike App.

Here Are Some of The Funny Memes:


According to reports, Tooter was created in June this year. It has a blue ‘conch’ as its symbol. One can create the account on Tooter by using an email id. Once the account is created on Tooter, you would be followed by a bot account called "News" and the account of its CEO (@Nanda). The Tooter App is available on Google Play Store, but not on the App Store for iOS devices.

About Tooter:

On the introductory page of Tooter is written, "Swadeshi Andolan 2.0". Tooter's introductory sign-up page calls the platform "Swadeshi Andolan 2.0". "We believe that India should have a Swadeshi social network. Without one, we are just a digital colony of the American Twitter India Company, no different than what we were under the British East India Company. Tooter is our Swadeshi Andolan 2.0. Join us in this Andolan. Join us!," reads About section of Tooter. Twitter to Show Warning Notification to Users When They Like a Flagged Tweet.

Originally forked from the Mastodon project, Tooter's codebase is free and open-source, licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License version 3 (AGPL3). As stated on the About section, the user, have a choice when using Tooter: one can either have an account on, or, if he/she doesn't like what we're doing on or simply want to manage your own experience, one can spin up your own Tooter server that you control, that allows you to communicate with millions of users on their own federated servers from around the world, including users on Tooter.

The complete source code of Tooter can be downloaded from GitLab. Tooter is created on the lines of Parler app. It is a US-based social media platform popular with supporters of Donald Trump. The Parler app was created in 2018 to create "free-speech".


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