Twitter hashtag to locate live ATMs
KOCHI: The hashtag #liveATMalert on Twitter has come as a ray of hope for people in search of an ATM that would have cash in order to meet their monetary needs.
“While visiting the ATMs we could see that people were already quite unsettled about standing in long ques. They would wait in lines for long hours but that would not necessarily yield results because the ATM would run out of cash and this would understandably drive the people mad,” Jyothis Thaliath, a banker based in Kozhikode.
The hashtag has been trending within the state, with people tagging ATM that are still dispensing cash. The hashtag has also been used to tag ATM in cities like Banglore, Chennai and Coimbatore. “I am a member of 7PMstatus, a social media user group, so I used this platform to reach more people. I would not call it accurate information but it is definitely helpful,” said Jyothis. Actor Ahamed Siddique also posted the hashtag on Facebook saying, “The best thing we can do right now is share information location details about ATMs in working condition. Let’s spread this information. Let’s not spread fear,” he said.