18 Feb '11, 11am

Interesting article on Thai politics & #socialmedia

Bangkok (The Nation-Thailand/ANN) - With 18 million Internet users in Thailand - a number that will rise to 24 million this year, according to the National Electronics and Computer Technology Centre - major political parties are making the most of social media now that a general election is around the corner. The ruling Democrat Party has launched a recruiting campaign on Facebook called "Future Thai Leaders". A week after its launch, the page has drawn more than 1,370 fans. "We are using only the social media for this campaign," said Apirak Kosayodhin, who is in charge of Democrats' campaign. So far, 540 people have put their names down as future MP candidates as well as members of the party's election-campaign team, he said. The Democrat Party currently has 139 constituency MPs and needs more candidates to run in the country's 375 constituencies. Each applicant will be i...

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