08 May, 2013

Indian elections - Social media, Friend not a Foe !

A study, a copy of which is with The Hindu, has, for the first time, shown how social media can affect the results of the next Lok Sabha elections. Conducted by the IRIS Knowledge Foundation and the Internet and Mobile Association of India, the research claims that results in over 150 constituencies could be decided by ‘Facebook users, making them the newest vote-bank with the power to shape Indian politics.’

You can read the complete article hereIt is not difficult to envision a future where we can sit at our home and vote which by the way happened in Malaysia recently

Social media is not just making corporates thoughtful but also political parties (Check this latest article - Congress strikes @RT Time )which in-turn on a optimistic note i hope will bring meaningful changes for a better future of this nation.