A new record on twitter has been set in the Philippine history. The coverage of 2010 Election in the Philippines brought the hashtag “halalan” on the third spot on the Twitter Trending topic on May 10, 2010 at 4:05 pm.
The 16 year old singer Justine Bieber moved to the 7th spot to give way to a hotter topic which is the ongoing election in the Philippines. The hashtag #halalan is expected to attract more Twitter users as the election has become the hottest topic in the Philippines.
This just simply means that like any other nationalities, Filipino people are also active in Social Networking sites like FaceBook and Twitter. It also shows that media like ABS-CBN have strong influence to youth. They were able to persuade the youth to participate and become wary of their votes.
The word “Halalan” by the way means election. This is the title of ABS-CBN’s coverage on the first ever automated election in the Philippines.