Thai politicians launch battles on Twitter

Thai politicians launch battles on Twitter – Asia News Network, March 16, 2011
…After being mostly inactive for months, Thaksin’s Twitter account came to life again on Saturday when the red shirts gathered in impressive numbers to mark the first anniversary of their anti-government rally last year.
The Democrat Party, whose official Twitter account @democratTH has slightly over 800 followers, relied on the accounts of its more popular politicians in spreading their messages – Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva’s @PM_Abhisit with 170,000 followers, Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij’s @KornDemocrat with 71,000 and Korbsak Sabhavasu’s @korbsak with 14,000.
Although the politicians mostly do their own tweeting, some are known to rely on their assistants to do it for them. Korn’s staff at the Finance Ministry have a separate Twitter account, @TeamKornMOF…

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