Conversation with Minister Bal Gosal (podcast)
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Conversation with Minister Bal Gosal (podcast)

Minister of State for Sport, Bal Gosal, on his auspicious beginnings on Twitter, opportunities and opportunities lost on engaging content, and the power of Facebook.

Conversation with MP Françoise Boivin (podcast)
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Conversation with MP Françoise Boivin (podcast)

NDP MP Françoise Boivin on social dynamics and why she prefers the deep relationship she shares with her Facebook “friends” rather than what she views as the impersonal experience of a Facebook Fan Page.

Digital public affairs view of Comscore’s 2014 Digital Future in Focus report
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Digital public affairs view of Comscore’s 2014 Digital Future in Focus report

Comscore’s 2014 Digital Future in Focus report contains a wealth of information for digital public affairs practitioners.

Conversation with Wildrose leader Danielle Smith (podcast)
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Conversation with Wildrose leader Danielle Smith (podcast)

Wildrose Party leader Danielle Smith and some Alberta podcasters reinforce why being engaged is key to social media success in politics.

Harper, Mulcair and Trudeau on YouTube
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Harper, Mulcair and Trudeau on YouTube

No one leader has the monopoly on effective use of YouTube.

Digital Future in Focus for public affairs
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Digital Future in Focus for public affairs

Comscore’s Digital Future in Focus is another wake-up call on the use of mobile in search, web browsing, online services and mobile payments.

There’s a difference between ‘network’ and ‘connect’
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There’s a difference between ‘network’ and ‘connect’

Some of my online connections from around the world are more likely to roll up their sleeves and help me achieve a goal than people I see several times a week.

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.

Yochai Benkler: Blueprint for Democratic Participation
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Yochai Benkler: Blueprint for Democratic Participation

Yochai Benkler, professor of law and co-director of Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, uses the case of the proposed SOPA legislation to examine how networks came together to increase awareness and put pressure on US Congress. In his talk, Blueprint for Democratic Participation, Mr. Benkler explains how a series of events derailed the passing […]

Effective diplomacy in the age of social media
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Effective diplomacy in the age of social media

The following is an excerpt from today’s edition of the Digital Public Affairs newsletter, issued this morning. Subscribe for free to receive additional insight into digital public affairs, and a look at the role digital is playing in the Canadian political and public affairs landscape. A little over a year ago, a group of digitally engaged folks […]

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 […]