Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Indian elections - our recommended social media sites

What is the role of Social media in the 2014 Indian elections.
According to Forbes India the 'impact is limited but liked'.
according to the FT Beyond Brics it is the first digital election. The other  FT blogs have been discussing examples these include digital tea parties.
BBC Trending from the World Service recently had a discussion of the use of social media
IRIS Knowledge Foundation, Mumbai India  published a recent report on Social Media and Lok Sabha Elections which regarded it as important fre registration required to download the report.

Key examples of the use of social media in the campaigns.

Major social media have set up specialist pages for the Indian elections.
See the Google Indian elections portal. this includes maps, links to key sites  a score map of popular searches.and a hang out section which is promoting an on line community who can ask questions and discuss election issues.
Global Voices online has a background guide to the elections plus comment from bloggers.
You Tube elections hub has online videos of debates.
Social Samosa launched the MTS Election Tracker, a live dashboard that showcases analysis of conversations around the web and social media about political parties in graphic form. The tracker provides real-time data analysis of data from throughout the web and from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as well as tracks mentions of leading political parties and politicians.
The Guardian newspaper has been getting readers to nominate favourite Indian election blogs and websites.which are providing alternative voices during the elections. These can all be read online.
 Voter and activist sites
The TCS iElect app a collaboration between Twitter and Tata Consulting services
An official App from the Electoral commission.

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