Vote ME!

Am very optimistic about this election. Each time I voted, I did it ONLY for the party and never for the candidate. And obviously Independents never got my votes as I didn’t “know them”. I neither had interest nor opportunity to know any of the candidates.

 

But this election is different! It surely is! Not just big parties, every candidate is out to woo the youth where they “hang around” – Yes on Social media networks..

 

India has some 714 million eligible voters. So why has reaching to some 21+million who are online and eligible for voting become so important? Is this number big enough to make a difference?

 

Has Obama campaign influenced them? Or have they realized that youth votes are needed as majority of those online belong to this category.  Or should we thank NGOs who took on them to pull youths to vote!

 

L K Advani is reaching out to youths through his website (http://www.lkadvani.in) , live chats, Facebook, Orkut and YouTube, while Narendra Modi, uses tools such as podcasts, Twitter, Google SMS and widgets.

 

Rahul Gandhi has his own site – http://www.rahulgandhi.us/ (why .us?? I thought we were to use .in 😉 and is on Facebook .

 

Surprisingly, lkadvani.in has higher reach and pageviews than rahulgandi.in despite Rahul  being projected as Youth neta.

Is there some thing lacking in his effort to connect?

 

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