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The 2014 US midterm elections are decidedly more social and mobile than the last time around, according to a new report.

Voters are using social networks like Facebook and Twitter far more than in the 2010 midterms, and mobile phones are playing a more important role, a report Monday from Pew Research Center said.

About 28 percent of registered US voters have used their cell phone to keep up with news relating to the election or political events this year — double the rate of 2010, Pew said.

And 16 percent said they used social media to follow a candidate or get information on a campaign — up from six percent four years earlier.

The use of new technologies is growing for both Republicans and Democrats, said Pew researcher Aaron Smith.

“Voters from both parties place a similar emphasis on the deeper connections that social media allows them to form with the candidates they support,” Smith said in a blog post.

Smith added that “mobile election news consumers” are more active than other Americans in many political activities.

“They are more likely to have encouraged people they know to vote or support a particular candidate,” he said.

Those who follow political figures on

Facebook quietly tweaked the news feeds of 1.9 million users before the 2012 election so they would see more "hard news" shared by friends.

That change may have boosted voter turnout by as much as 3 percent, according to a little-known study first disclosed Friday by Mother Jones.

For the study, news articles that Facebook users' friends had posted appeared higher in their feeds -- the stream of status updates, photos and articles that show up when you first sign on to the site. The

By Dr Abang Azhari Hadari

THE Prime Minister delivered his Budget 2015 speech last Friday. Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak admitted “the biggest challenge I face in administering Malaysia … is how to balance between policies that are populist in nature as compared to those policies based on economic and financial imperatives”.

Well, in fact the Prime Minister has not done badly in that score in balancing between the so called capital economy and the people’s economy and hence defying some

Malays do not feel ashamed of failures anymore, lamented Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He admitted that he failed to change the mentality of the Malays in his 22 years as prime minister. “I spend 22 years trying to change the Malays but I admit I failed. However, there are a few success stories,” he said in his remarks after launching a book by Anas Zubedy on Thursday. Dr Mahathir lamented at the laziness of the Malays saying “if anyone asks me today, I would have to say Malays are lazy.” He said

Malaysians from all walks of life particularly people who are concern about ‘ justice must be seen to be done’ are awaiting to see weather the Federal court would do justice to Mohd. Saiful Bukhari Bin Azlan, the former aide of Anwar Ibrahim. Saiful has reported to polis that he was sodomised by his former boss, Anwar Ibrahim on 28.6.2008 at Desa Damansara Condimuinium. With this police report, Anwar Ibrahim was charged under Section 377B of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term of up to 20

The New Economi Model (NEM) launched by government has improved the quality of life of many Malaysian throughout the country. The rural population, particularly people in Sabah dan Sarawak has benefitted much from the gobernment rural development programme. Between 2010 and 2013, 4.5 million people have come out of poverty. The mean income level of a household has increased tremendously, hitting RM 2007 in year 2013 and expected to exceed RM 2,300 by 2015. Many lower income Malaysias from all

LANGKAWI, March 17 (Bernama) -- The Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet are among the platforms Boeing will showcase at the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) in Malaysia, March 17-21, 2015. Other key Boeing capabilities featured include the AH-6i Light Attack/ Reconnaissance helicopter and the ScanEagle from Boeing subsidiary, Insitu Pacific.

The MSA applies advanced, proven, fielded intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance