Battleground planning with Kathleen Wynne, Tim Hudak and Andrea Horwath
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Battleground planning with Kathleen Wynne, Tim Hudak and Andrea Horwath

David Akin and I will be talking about social media use and misuse tonight on Battleground.

Canadian MPs and social media in 2013 #POGG2013
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Canadian MPs and social media in 2013 #POGG2013

A new report from FullDuplex.ca looks at how MPs used social media to communicate and engage with the public in 2013. #POGG2013 is a free download.

Montreal’s SPVM: a case study of social media in public safety and law enforcement
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Montreal’s SPVM: a case study of social media in public safety and law enforcement

Using Twitter, Melissa Carol of Montreal’s SPVM (police service) was instrumental in maintaining public safety and order during the Manifencours protests.

Digital political insights from Bob Rae and Preston Manning
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Digital political insights from Bob Rae and Preston Manning

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.

Digital Makeover: Dan Albas
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Digital Makeover: Dan Albas

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.

2012 in digital public affairs and communication: a rear-view
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2012 in digital public affairs and communication: a rear-view

A summary list of 2012 highlights in digital public affairs and communication.

The second screen is becoming increasingly pivotal
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The second screen is becoming increasingly pivotal

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
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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 […]

Welcome to Cloud(y) Politics
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Welcome to Cloud(y) Politics

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 […]

Digital allows NDP members to follow and vote from home
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Digital allows NDP members to follow and vote from home

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. […]

Analysis of Facebook Fan Pages and the #ndpldr convention candidates
By March 24, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Analysis of Facebook Fan Pages and the #ndpldr convention candidates

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 […]

Podcast: Digital, #ndpldr, #ndp and Canadian politics
By March 24, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Podcast: Digital, #ndpldr, #ndp and Canadian politics

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 […]