GE2015: Tweets spike from Nomination Day to Polling Day

People queue to vote at Pei Chun Public School located at Toa Payoh Lorong 7 on Sept 11, 2015.
People queue to vote at Pei Chun Public School located at Toa Payoh Lorong 7 on Sept 11, 2015.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - Polls have closed but the chatter about the 2015 General Election continues on Twitter.

More than 170,000 conversations took place on Twitter from Sept 1 to Sept 11, a three-fold jump from the preceding week, said the social media giant in a statement on Friday.

Tweets spiked on the first and last days of the campaigning period, as well as during the nightly rallies.

The most mentioned party was the Workers' Party, followed tby the People's Action Party. The Singapore Democratic Party came in third, with users reacting strongly after lunch time rally speech at Fullerton.

Among politicians, PM Lee remained the most widely discussed political party leader on Twitter before and during the campaigning period.

This is followed by SDP chief Chee Soon Juan, and Workers' Party chief Low Thia Khiang.

Closely contested wards Aljunied and East Coast GRCs were neck-and-neck as the top two most-discussed GRCs during the campaigning period - more than 2.5 times higher than Pasir-Ris Punggol, Marine Parade and Ang Mo Kio GRCs.

The Golden Tweet this time round, Twitter said, was posted by user YanEnola.

https://twitter.com/YanEnola/status/639626640985714688

Here are a few other trending Tweets, from National Solidarity Party's (NSP) Cheo Chai Chen "bad" motherhood joke to an awkward moment at a nomination centre.

Upside down People's Action Party (PAP) posters showing Singaporeans' sense of humour