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Hillary's passage to India - via a mouse click

delhi Updated: Jul 17, 2009 23:48 IST

You don't have to switch on the television or get a ticket to a high-security event to follow the visit of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton - it doesn't need more than a click of the mouse.

Clinton, who arrived in India on Friday night on a five-day visit, will be covered on the social networking sites of Twitter, Flickr and Facebook, through accounts run by the US Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs.

Twitter is a micro-blogging tool, while Flickr is a photo-sharing portal and Facebook is a more conventional social networking site.

"A big fan of new media social networking tools, Secretary Clinton encourages friends around the world to use new media to discuss important issues and share photos of her India activities," said a press release issued by the US embassy.

While the state department will be uploading its own content on those websites and its official blogs, it has also invited users to upload their professional or cell-phone photos and notes through these new media tools.