Sunday, January 31, 2010

Malaysian politics shows the way

One very good example of polititians using online tools to woo voters comes from Malaysia.

As BBC news reported earlier in the week.

when 2008's elections saw the ruling coalition lose key seats to the opposition, then-Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi admitted his government had underestimated the power of the internet.
So now, members of parliament from all over the country are using Twitter and Facebook to communicate with their voters.

He now currently has over 70,000 fans to go along with over 9,000 followers on Twitter.

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