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Could Friendster win you an election?




That’s what senatorial candidate Chiz Escudero is trying to find out. Check out my short entry on PTB: Friendster, an unlikely internet election campaign arena.

It made me more curious what Regnard said in his talk about “Winning the 2007 Elections in Cyberspace” last month in Ateneo.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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10 Responses

  1. jhay says:

    Well, we’re going to use Friendster for our university elections campaign. ;)

    We shall soon find out if it works.

  2. Zherwin says:

    but Friendster is crowded by elementary and high school students pretending to be 25 year old yuppies. maybe they want to “tap” the youth for this? the horrible/laughable tv ads not enough?

  3. Jaypee says:

    It could definitely help boost a candidate’s campaign but it won’t be enough to make the candidate win.

  4. migs says:

    did you know that there is a site called POLITICAL FRIENDSTER?

    And i’m sure matatawa kayo… lalo na pag nakita nyo kung sino-sino ang mgakaka-friends.. hahahha

    i blogged it here: http://migs.wordpress.com/2007/02/14/politicians-using-friendster/

  5. Mikoid says:

    It’ll take more than putting up a profile. It will only fly if they buy ads. Friendster has one of the lowest CPMs in the industry.

  6. Pian says:

    Ang Kapatiran Candidates – Dr. Martin Bautista, Adrian Sison, and Zosimo Paredes

  7. Pian says:

    I know this to be out of place. Please bear with me. I just want to create awareness by choosing the busy forum or the latest.
    Do consider Dr. Martin Bautista for the next elections obviously (a senatorial candidate of ‘Ang Kapatiran’ together with Adrian Sison and Zosimo Paredes). He’s a 44-year-old gastroenterologist in the US who came home after 17 years. You can see from his background that he truly means service. For those who find him to be a hypocrite for working abroad, do understand he’s a family man who needs to sustain his family, that he will be able to keep his independence by not relying on public funds to support his family. He helps his countrymen in his capacity but it’s just not enough for there are millions of Filipinos. It’s a good start in Philippine Politics to have him and his party around.
    I urge you to forward/text/inform all your contacts about them. I believe they only lack exposure that’s why I’m doing this. But I can’t do it alone so I’m appealing to everyone’s help. If all will inform their contacts about them and urge them as well to forward, we might hit a million.
    We cannot afford to be indifferent now if we want meaningful change. Otherwise we only have ourselves to blame. BUT TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

  8. Anne says:

    Such a wonderful post! I have no clue how you were able to say this article..it’d take me days. Well worth it though, I’d suspect. Have you considered selling banners on your website?

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