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NDTV Convergence opens up its social media engagement tool Graphity

NDTV Convergence is opening up its social media engagement tool Graphity that was made for in-house use to other companies. The platform was used by actor Rajinikanth when he finally joined Twitter yesterday. "NDTV Convergence is not a technology company, but our technology gets better when we work with others. When Graphity is used by other people, we get insights which helps us improve the product and that is the reason it was opened up to third-parties," Kawaljit Bedi, CTO of NDTV Convergence and Senior Vice President for Strategy at NDTV says. NDTV had created the tool and used it for the channel's #ProudToBeIndian campaign organised around Republic Day earlier this year, according to Bedi. "Twitter saw this and contacted us to find out if we could open it up to others," he says. Salman Khan had used the platform for promoting his movie Jai Ho and sent autographed posters to his fans tweeting about the movie. This seems to be very similar to the Digigraph service used by BCCI for #ThankYouSachin campaign last year. The advantage of Graphity is that, it can be used for multiple purposes and not just for sending out autographed posters. "The tool was used for a campaign by Star Vijay for a reality show. The channel was urging viewers to vote for contestants through Twitter and Graphity was used for this. It can also be used for location-based information. For example, when NH7 is happening and you're lost on the way to the festival in Noida, you…

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