How Social Media Can Help in Finding Working ATMs [5 Possible Ways]

    Social media continues to evolve and play a larger role in our day-to-day life. This time it is helping people find working ATMs following the note ban.


    The sudden demonetisation of the 500 and 1000 rupee notes have left millions of Indians currently struggling to find cash.

    How Social Media Can Help in Finding Working ATMs [5 Possible Ways]

    The crackdown on black money has in fact caused trouble for many, as the old 500 and 1000 rupee notes have no value and are just mere papers as deemed by the government.

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    As such, people are finding it difficult to exchange the old notes with the new one due to lack of proper information or false rumors, lack of new notes or simply the overwhelming number people present at the banks or ATMs.

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    In addition, most ATMs have been out of service since the announcement and there are huge queues at banks to withdraw cash. And by the time you reach the ATM to withdraw cash, it runs out of cash.

    Going around trying to find a working ATM can be a constant disappointment. However, to avoid that, using Internet to find an ATM can be very beneficial.

    Social Media an Effective Tool

    Well, social media can be used as or to be more precise, it is an effective tool for crowdsourcing various important messages/information to the general public. While it may not be surprising to find people helping each other out on these platforms, Social Media can be the best medium to share information on working ATMs.

    Easy Access to Information

    It's evident that social media can be very effective and we have seen it or experienced it ourselves mostly during natural disasters or other fatal calamities. People have been able to access information instantly. For eg. in Facebook, during earthquakes, there is a feature that can mark you as safe or not. So by marking yourself as safe, your family can be assured that you're okay.

    Consequently, the good people of Twitter and Facebook are helping out once again.

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    Use of Hashtags

    Use of Hashtags

    Currently, there are three main hashtags being used on Facebook and Twitter. They are #WorkingATMs, #ATMsWithCash, and #ATMsNearYou.

    All these hashtags have been checked on both websites and a fair share of legitimate reports have been established based on replies to the tweets or posts on Facebook.


    Use of Crowdsourced Websites

    Alternatively, crowdsourced websites such as ATM Search can be used to check if there's any cash in the ATMs in and around the area. The website might not work sometimes due to heavy traffic, but you can wait and see if it works.

    Always Verify the Information

    More importantly, you should always verify these claims or reports before heading to the ATM mentioned. Trusting any of the data without verifying it might result in a waste of your precious time and energy. Always make sure to ask around before heading out to a remote location just for an ATM.

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