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New features at Praja!

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We at the Tech team are happy to announce another set of new features on Praja. Starting today, all registered users will have access to these new features.

 

1. The Stream Microblog with Twitter Integration

For those of us who are familiar with Twitter, we now have an analogous feature built within Praja. How is PrajaBytes to name it? Suggest better if you have one. The idea is for you to share your status or broadcast those pithy one liners to all Praja users (and especially those who follow you, see below).

  • To start posting, just head to 'My account' and type in the 'Stream' box.
  • What more, you can link one or more of your Twitter accounts to your praja accounts. If you link your Twitter account, a tweet will be posted to your Twitter account when you make a post on Praja.

To link your Twitter account:

  • go to 'My account',
  • choose 'edit' and click on 'Twitter Accounts' tab.
  • Fill in your Twitter id and Twitter password. We need your Twitter password to make posts on your behalf.
  • Rest assured that the passwords will be stored securely and are not accessible to any users, including the admins.

 

2. Ability to follow other Praja users

You can now choose to 'follow' any other user of Praja. Following other Praja user's is a two step process

Step 1 - Choose who you want to follow

Just click on the user's name to go to their page and click the link to become there follower. When you follow a user, whenever they make a new post or a comment, they will appear in your 'activity' view (see below). This is a good way to avoid the posts and authors you are not interested in and read only the ones you want to.

Step 2 - Use your personalized activity view

Activities of all those you follow appear on your Home page. In addition to this, you can click on any user's name and see their page with all their activities, irrespective of whether you follow that user or not.

 

3. An improved navigation menu

For new and old users alike, we have tried to make navigation within the site easier with the 'Topics' menu at the top. The menu presents the contents of the whole website in a easy-to-navigate way. Hope this makes it easier to find posts on topics that interest individual users.

We hope that these features will make it easy to find content on Praja that suits your individual needs and follow the writings of users who you think are insightful. We believe that this is a step in the right direction to create a collaborative online platform for civic issues. Hope you do too!

Do get in touch with us through the contact form with your Bouquets and Brickbats

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silkboard's picture

So basically

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Here is what is new

  • can post small 1-liners when you don't feel or don't have the time for writing full posts
  • the 1-liner can go to Twitter as well if you want it that way
  • Can "bookmark" (aka follow) other members on Praja.in
  • On My Praja page, you get to see what your "bookmarked" members are doing

So while the features get tuned via everyone's feedback, next set of things we need are

  • Reply to posts (as in make comments) via email
  • Post 1-liners on Praja via Mobile Phone
  • Find other users by proximity (their pincode)
  • Make project feature easy to use and well documented so that anyone can start and run a project on Praja.

One by one. I know all ths takes time and money :)

K. P. Padiyar's picture

RITES report on Bangalore Suburban Rail.

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It does not talk about financing projects by prmitting transit oriented development for Delhi and Hyderabad Metro. Even CISTUP is silent about it.

Rameshramesh.puri's picture

Allocation of seats in handicapped coach of local trains in mumb

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Senior citizens travelling in local trains in Mumbai to be permitted in Handicapped coach.You can set a separate age limit like 70 years for them to be eligible to travel in that coach.

These senior citizens cannot even enter the caoch in which there is a quota allocated for them for specific timings.They are more handicapped than so calle handicapped persons.

In fact the definition of handicapped persons should include all people above 70 years of age. 

mkazi's picture

Apartment

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Hi,

      I plan to buy an apartment in Bangalore. it is a 10yr old building. Deviation is around 80% to 90%. Few nationalized banks are ready to provide home loan. Flat owner claims that there is no harm in buying such properties. My question is if there will be a risk in future and if the building would be demolished by local authorities like BBMP, etc.??

 

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