It’s hard to believe one year ago Ellis Westwood, Stephanie Brooks, Sysomos genius Nygel Weishar and I were immersed in tracking online conversations about the federal election. The even bigger story was the anticipation of east coast polling results leaking online and the fear they might influence the voting decisions, and perhaps outcome, of the west coast vote. Or, perhaps the buzz was simply that a prohibition-era law would finally meet its match.
I was planning on publishing a one-year later report, today. Circumstances prevented that. I do plan on publishing some form or retrospective analysis on the role of digital in Canadian politics in the time since May 2, 2011. I also have some other research and content production projects on the go. I’ll post updates as they become available.
In the meantime, I’ll continue to enjoy the thought that I won’t have to travel to my polling station for a federal, Ontario or Ottawa election this calendar year.