Using Twitter, Melissa Carol of Montreal’s SPVM (police service) was instrumental in maintaining public safety and order during the Manifencours protests.
The Globe and Mail’s Chris Hannay has hosted live chats with Bob Rae and Preston Manning as part of this week’s Reinventing Parliament series.
Dan Albas’ name crossed my screen recently as I prepared a list of the top 10 most-actively tweeting MPs of 2012. Time to do dust off my Digital Makeover series.
A summary list of 2012 highlights in digital public affairs and communication.
Adam Sharp (Twitter), Daniel Sieberg (Google) and Adam Conner (Facebook) discuss measuring online conversation and how it both influences and is influenced by campaigns.
Australian report on social media in local government: measurement, training and emergency communication
The Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government published the Using Social Media in Local Government 2011 Survey Report this past June. It’s an interesting look at the perceptions and use of social media by bureaucrats. The authors offer many insights from which I could carry on for quite some time. Instead, I’ll share three […]
This post was written as part of my coverage of the NDP Leadership Convention for iPolitics.ca. The NDP is learning about the triumphs and trials of “cloud politics” — online communication, engagement and especially voting. The story coming in to the the convention had two narrative streams. There’s the established norm of a high volume of […]
This post was written as part of my coverage of the NDP Leadership Convention for iPolitics.ca. Anyone trying to stay on top of the conversation about the NDP Leadership convention is likely struggling. The volume of Twitter traffic is absolutely overwhelming. As of the time of writing this post (1:50pm), there have been 20,075 tweets. […]
This post was written as part of my coverage of the NDP Leadership Convention for iPolitics.ca. Hands down, the most active and engaged of the Facebook campaigns by any of the NDP leadership candidates was run by Nathan Cullen and his team. Well, “run” is the probably the wrong word for it. Run has a […]
This post was prepared as part of my coverage of the NDP Leadership Convention for iPolitics.ca. A podcast featuring discussions about the role of digital in the NDP Leadership Campaigns, the future of the NDP and Canadian politics with: Evan Solomon (CBC Power and Politics) Joe Cressy (Paul Dewar) Mike Fancee (Thomas Mulcair) Dave Scrivener […]
Prior to announcing his candidacy for the NDP leadership, he didn’t have a Twitter account. That was something of lore among political observers. In fact, Evan Solomon pursued the issue during his appearance on CBC’s Power and Politics. That’s all changed now. I’m talking about Thomas Mulcair. And today, after performing a digital makeover of […]
Kevin McGowan, Kathleen Petty and I had a great conversation about the present state podcasting during a segment on CBC Ottawa Morning. The catalyst for the discussion is the recent announcement by Kevin that he’s putting an end to his popular music podcast, The Ruckus. The conversation largely hinged on the fact that most podcasters produce their podcasts […]