Netizens influence Elections

A study conducted by IRIS Knowledge Foundation, Mumbai has thrown up an interesting finding that nearly 28% seats in the Loksabha can be significantly influenced by the social media like Facebook. The study has listed 150 constituencies where there would be a “Significant Impact”.

In these contituencies the number of Facebook users was higher than the victory margin in the previous election or were more than 10% of the voters. The survey has identified 160 such constituencies out of 543 constituencies in total.

Additionally,  67 constituencies have more than 5% of voters as Facebook users have been identified as contituencies where the Facebook users can have  moderate impact on the elections.

In Karnataka which is going to polls on May 5th, the study has identified that in nearly 43% of the seats, Facebook users could have an influence on the outcome.

More on this is available at : http://www.aifon.org.in/wp/?p=105

The full report is available here: http://www.esocialsciences.org/Articles/showArticle.aspx?acat=Recent+Articles&aid=5308

I request Netizens who agree with this post may use the banner image above (or create similar message banners) and insert it in their personal web pages, and blogs. They can also use it in e mail messages to their friends so that Karnataka Voters may vote for better candidates.

Naavi

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About Vijayashankar Na

Naavi is a veteran Cyber Law specialist in India and is presently working from Bangalore as an Information Assurance Consultant. Pioneered concepts such as ITA 2008 compliance, Naavi is also the founder of Cyber Law College, a virtual Cyber Law Education institution. He now has been focusing on the projects such as Secure Digital India and Cyber Insurance
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