Conference Saturdays: visualizing the world of sound
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Conference Saturdays: visualizing the world of sound

Sometimes it’s nice to take a step away from the usual sources of discussion and inspiration to see things from a different angle.

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No invisible narratives at the Democratic National Convention
By September 7, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

No invisible narratives at the Democratic National Convention

Barack Obama dominated the chatter. News, blog, forum and especially Twitter mentions of the President, which peaked at 2,580,156 yesterday, eclipsed all of the other speakers — even that beloved empty chair — combined.

Québec election tweets: amplification and engagement (election day coverage part 4)
By September 4, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Québec election tweets: amplification and engagement (election day coverage part 4)

Participation and engagement rates observed as part of Québec election-day chatter are consistent with other research and analysis I’ve conducted over the last two years.

Elements of the Québec election chatter on Twitter (election day coverage part 3)
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Elements of the Québec election chatter on Twitter (election day coverage part 3)

For those of you following the election, here are two charts you may find interesting.

The most popular tweet of the Québec election (election day coverage part 2)
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The most popular tweet of the Québec election (election day coverage part 2)

The most popular election-related tweet to date was retweeted 872 times and favourited 149 times.

Québec election chatter: analysis of QC election tweets (election day coverage part 1)
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Québec election chatter: analysis of QC election tweets (election day coverage part 1)

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed and/or my free Digital Public Affairs Newsletter. Thanks for visiting.Voters in la belle province go to the polls today. The outcome is anyone’s guess. I’ve been keeping tabs on Québec election and political tweets in spite my decidedly weak French. I’ll treat […]

To pay or not to pay: can quality online news remain free?
By September 3, 2012 4 Comments Read More →

To pay or not to pay: can quality online news remain free?

More of us are faced with the first world decision of having to pay for online news from traditional news organizations. It’s not simply about money.

Posted in: Media, Print, Radio, Television
Celebrate What’s Right eXposed: two positively disruptive creative projects
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Celebrate What’s Right eXposed: two positively disruptive creative projects

Allow me a few minutes of your time to tell you about two positively disruptive creative projects.

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Go ahead, take my day: Clint Eastwood takes over the narrative
By September 1, 2012 2 Comments Read More →

Go ahead, take my day: Clint Eastwood takes over the narrative

Clint Eastwood and an empty chair take the spotlight off Mitt Romney the day after his big speech (noone’s talking about).

Academically Famous
By August 31, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Academically Famous

My research and commentary on the use of digital in the federal election has been cited in two books.

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Two forms of public affairs storytelling
By August 30, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Two forms of public affairs storytelling

To be seen as relevant, journalists and content creators must be attentive to online chatter and be able to tell stories to their audiences in short segments — digestible sizes with the most important-in-the-moment information.

CAQ holds razor thin majority of online mentions in Quebec election chatter
By August 29, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

CAQ holds razor thin majority of online mentions in Quebec election chatter

I’d never predict the outcome of an election based on the number of mentions. Still, the online chatter nearly mirrors media reports on the Quebec election.