Kerala startup launches social networking site Poolwo


Trivandrum:, a social media networking website and a product of Kochi based startup, Poolvo IT Solutions, was launched today by Union Minister of State for HRD, Dr. Shashi Tharoor at a function held in Thiruvananthapuram. (Pool the World) is the brainchild of a group of entrepreneurs from diversified background – George Kakkanad, Gokuldas, Arun Kumar, Tinju P Mohan, Premadasan and Sreejith. is a platform for people with varied interests and helps them to connect with and befriend people with similar tastes and passions. The networking site is designed to let users understand the world better, unlike other social networking websites combining entertainment and information thus making it a truly infotainment website.

Earlier, briefing the media, Gokuldas said, “ is a unique social media site from Kerala. The limitations of existing social networking websites inspired us to create this platform that will offer features which are now available in different websites. An array of services that have never been offered under a single platform is the main highlight of and we are sure this will help us foray easily into the world of social media networking. In the first phase we will concentrate on Kerala and then cover South India and the Middle East.”

Explaining the features of the site, he said photos and videos can be uploaded under different categories. There is a provision to publish articles with customised visibility settings. The news page features links to popular newspapers across the world and provides constant news updates. There is also a poll menu for online voting on various topics. The website has a bouquet of other features such as links to access platforms for photos, videos, music, artists, blogs, job search, events, e-cards and many more. The unique top menu of makes these features simple and user-friendly, and makes the website stand out from the rest. The website also offers a storage space called ‘Briefcase’ that allows users to store any data, and easily search and select the data when required.

Started in 2013, Poolwo IT Solutions is based at the ITES Habitat Centre of the Kerala State IT Mission in Kochi and offers software solutions, and BPO & KPO services.

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  2. what is so extraordinary about this , similar like facebook or much worst than facebook, i dont think it will have something more than facebook. does it?

  3. Good attempt. Malayalees need such social network for better ‘connected/informed’ future. Every event in our life and society must be shared, so we are better informed and safe. Crimes and political vandalism also could be defeated.

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