Social Media history of Pakistan on 30th October 2011 saw the acme of political need and arrant mobilization of cyberspace activism to a degree where almost each and every Twitter/Facebook user from the country was following Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Jalsa in Lahore.
With over hundred thousand players (bourgeois approximate) on ground, Twitter perfectly continued abuzz with non-stop comment, locutions and political persuasions of online community that could not build to Lahore.
It came along that every tech fancier had left alone their tech-savvy postures to get online political proles.
Hashtagged with #PTIjalsa, event could not construct to Twitter veers, credibly because users did not centre on hashtag and hundreds of 1000s of them from ground could not tweet because of unavailability of cellular network/GPRS/EDGE services.
But exercise of twitter can be affirmed from the truth that 2 related terms “Altaf Hussain” and ”Shahzad Roy” caused to global twitter styles.
On 30th October made the folks actualize the ability and force of the youth and those who are knighted as not habitual to political rallies or rises; as thousands of those taking part in the Jalsa itself were reportedly actuated by online buzz engendered earlier the event.
This also checks as a milepost for Pakistani internet community for at long last attaining from Twitter/Facebook to genuine ground to turn a palpable force of the country, which is possibly adequate to fetching the change.
There are fortunes that different political parties may commence acting on this domain, though they’ve the presence online but it might arrest belligerent over approaching months.
After 30th October 2011, one can safely suppose that social media will act a crucial character in following general elections.
On a side mention, cellular networks appeared extemporary for the gathering. All networks were reportedly jammed and laterally no call/SMS/data action was imaginable passim the jalsa. This was a ground that PTI couldn’t live stream the jalsa, which was once being viewed by 5,000 internet spectators.
Cellular companies believably require to raise their network force and capacitance on such extremely herded events beforehand by establishing movable cell towers to fill the demands.