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.

Liberal and Conservative convention chatter: public opinion vs. party messages
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Liberal and Conservative convention chatter: public opinion vs. party messages

Democratized media means political conventions can attract a lot of online chatter, much of which reflects public opinion rather than party messages.

Digital Makeover: David Christopherson
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Digital Makeover: David Christopherson

Today’s digital makeover considers how the online activities of party “leaders” can be problematic if they model online apathy to other caucusmates.

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.

Ignore the Ford Nation YouTube channel at your own peril
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Ignore the Ford Nation YouTube channel at your own peril

If you’re not communicating and building community online to augment your in-person efforts, you’re probably working against people who are.

Digital Makeover: Dean Allison
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Digital Makeover: Dean Allison

Dean Allison comes from a cohort of MPs aware of the tools of modern communication and engagement, though apparently uncommitted to using them effectively.

Reduce your online risk exposure: good password management
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Reduce your online risk exposure: good password management

Kickstarter was hacked earlier today, providing yet another opportunity to review good password management habits and tools.

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My technology toolkit 2014: twenty-one indispensible tools
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My technology toolkit 2014: twenty-one indispensible tools

The 21 tools in my technology toolkit, listed in alphabetic order. These are the tools I use at least once a week, and in many cases, everyday.

Social media and Canadian politics: a primer list
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Social media and Canadian politics: a primer list

A primer to introduce you to some of the MANY ways social media have been used and misused by politicians over the last few years.

How much should a tweet cost: Industry Canada’s 12-step Twitter policy
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How much should a tweet cost: Industry Canada’s 12-step Twitter policy

The upshot of Industry Canada’s tweeting-by-committee process is their tweets are unremarkable, asocial and can’t be responsive to current events.

Digital Makeover: Ted Hsu
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Digital Makeover: Ted Hsu

Kingston and the Islands MP Ted Hsu has not only found his inner MP, he’s found his inner digital native MP.