Can Social Media Influence Elections in India?

My article was originally posted on Thinking Aloud site.

India is set to witness a very interesting and tough election in 2014. Politicians, political parties not only have to fight it out on the traditional media but now even on the internet, particularly the social media.

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Oneindia.in tops viewership during election results coverage

In my earlier post I had mentioned the TV rating wars would start soon. How true. According to CNN-IBN [also see their mailer] Read more on Oneindia.in tops viewership during election results coverage…

When will our politicians be ‘Open For Questions’?

It is safe to assume every Indian politician is trying to imitate Obama’s online presence &  campaign. Obama has not only been advertising via Google Adwords for “Obama’s First 100 Days” but now he is reaching out to common people on White House’s “Open For Questions“,

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Radio Obama fever hits Indian politicians

Recently I wrote about Indian politicians using the power of internet in India. The Obama campaign fever surely has been a huge success even amongst the thick skinned Indian politicians. Obama campaigned impressively on every medium available.

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Will Indian Politicians ever use the power of Internet and Mobile?

We have been reading about Obama’s successful internet campaign for a while now. Now that he has won, there are tons of analysis floating around. I don’t have much to add as experts have written a lot about it. I will try to compile some of the highlights but I thought we should have some Indian ‘flavor’ to it.

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