21 Apr '11, 9pm

Internet, mobiles and Singapore elections

SINGAPORE - With May 7 now in clear sight, there has been a surge of interest in political party websites and their social media platforms. The number of hits the People's Action Party website and its constituency microsites have received since their launch on Sunday has surpassed the number garnered in the 2006 General Election. While he could not disclose exact numbers, PAP new media facilitator Zaqy Mohamad said the party's "multi-pronged" approach to new media - with podcasts, video platforms, Facebook and Twitter available under the amended election laws - has seen viewership increase three-fold since March 27. And of late, the GE microsites have had more visitors than the PAP's main website. The top three: The Group Representation Constituencies of Tanjong Pagar, Marine Parade and Ang Mo Kio. "Traffic has been spiking in recent weeks, which showed that more Singapore...

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