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Republic TV gets 2.61 lakh tweets for 13 hashtags since launch

Arnab Goswami's recently launched channel generated three times more tweets than Times Now despite having 3 per cent followers in comparison to Times Now’s total followers

Republic TV had generated as many as 13 Twitter hashtags related to the stories that the channel covered in the first week of its launch between May 6 and 12. All the hashtags put together generated about 2, 61, 000 tweets at 1.21 tweets per follower. In contrast, Times Now generated 86,000 tweets which translates to .01 tweets / follower.

As per data provided by Opalina Technologies, Republic has 2, 41, 000 twitter followers which is roughly 3% compared to Times Now’s 7.4 million followers on twitter.

Gaurav Sharma, Co-Founder, Opalina Technologies, said, “The conversation generated by Republic has a higher retention level. This is between 20-30 per cent after 12 hours of story going on-air. As the channel has launched only recently, we expect the total volume and follower base to go up, however the activity level is likely to come down/ per follower.”

Out of the total 2.61 lakh tweets generated by the 13 hashtags from the channel, #lalutapeexposed contributed the highest number of tweets, about 30 per cent of the total. The second most popular one was #sunandamurdertapes with 26 per cent, followed by #akhileshinsuts martyrs (11 per cent) and #republicstingslashkar (nine per cent).

The other hashtags run by the channel include #arvindgate, #endgamelalu, #endtripletalaq, #gandhipapers, #indiawithkulbhushan, #iskejricorrupt, #nototripletalaq, #Traitorzakirbanned, and #zakirconversionfactory.

The channel has been quite popular on social media much before its launch.

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