Friday, June 4, 2010

Voter Turnout, Surprise Results Linked to Twitter - The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition): Daily News from Korea

Voter Turnout, Surprise Results Linked to Twitter

Korea was buzzing with Twitter messages saying, "I just voted" on Wednesday, many accompanied by pictures of young voters at the polling booths.

Some experts see a link between the micro-blogging service and the highest voter turnout in 15 years. Twitter brought young Koreans, specially those in their 20s, who have traditionally shown little interest in voting, to the polls, they claim. Turnout among voters in that age group was low on Wednesday morning but rose in the afternoon, boosting overall turnout to some 54 percent and bringing unexpected victories for opposition or independent candidates. --->>>

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