Have our politicians converted the fence-sitters?

Embedded image permalinkUS President Barack Obama's successful campaign online saw him reelected for the second term last year.
 
The well-thought strategy by his online team was honoured at the Annual Webby Awards presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences on Tuesday.

Malaysians will go to the polls tomorrow in what has been dubbed the social media general election as there are more than 13 million active Facebook users and over a million Twitter accounts in the country. Millions resort to information on YouTube instead of television.

This has led to political parties advertising on various online platforms, from YouTube and Yahoo! to even Dictionary.com.

Several of our politicians, including Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin and PKR’s de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, are certifi ed Twitter "addicts" as their accounts have been verified and acknowledged by Twitter. 

The other politicians active on social media include PKR’s Rafi zi Ramli, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein and Deputy Higher Learning Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.

Some politicians only embraced social media recently.

How have our politicians fared in their online campaigns? Have they converted the fence-sitters?

Read more in The Malay Mail today.

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