INFOGRAPHIC: #candidates @social media

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 12 2013 08:20 PM | Updated as of Jan 12 2016 03:22 PM

Just how much buzz is the social media able to create for a candidate?

Politicians and government officials have been taking toTwitter and Facebook to reach their constituents. Now those who want to get the mandate to serve have integrated social media to their campaign strategies, which now include “tweets” and Facebook posts.

To get an indication if a candidate’s social media presence – the number of Twitter followers, Facebook friends, or even liked posts -- can actually translate to votes, ABS-CBNnews.com is tracking the senatorial candidates’ social media statistics, and studying how much buzz each candidate is getting in this new media.