05 Oct '11, 12pm

It's difficult to measure the impact of new media on GE 2011

It is well known that the Arab uprisings in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Syria etc are fueled by the freeing of communications throughout Arab society by adept use of social media especially Facebook. In fact one of the leaders in the Egyptian uprising worked at a top level in Google and used the tools of his trade to initiate the Arab Spring. The astonishing pervasiveness of the World Wide Web which is powered by the Internet is something which no one envisaged, much less the brutal leaders of the Middle East and our leaders in Singapore. The General Elections in 2011 was the first in Singapore carried out in the Internet Age.It is also the first time in decades when so many opposition members got elected into Parliament. Another five years, the teenagers today will come of age into the Internet Age and will vote in an Internet World. It is inexorable that people riding on the ...

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