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.

Draft one of the book due this week
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Draft one of the book due this week

The book Tod Maffin and I started in June is happening. We signed a contract with a publishing company. The first draft is due Thursday — four days from now.

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We can be royals: King George teaches authentic communication
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We can be royals: King George teaches authentic communication

Best Picture winner The King’s Speech holds lessons on authentic, human communication.

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One year of Commander Chris Hadfield (@cmdr_hadfield)
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One year of Commander Chris Hadfield (@cmdr_hadfield)

Analysis of online activity to mark the first anniversary of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield’s launch to live aboard the International Space Station for six months.

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Matters of Opinion 2013 available for download
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Matters of Opinion 2013 available for download

Profiling “engaged Canadians” and modeling their role in identifying, amplifying and shaping news and narratives which impact public opinion.

Word to the government: damned if you do, damned if you don’t
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Word to the government: damned if you do, damned if you don’t

The government is facing interesting and confusing criticism right now.

Senate scandal dominates online political chatter
By October 29, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Senate scandal dominates online political chatter

The Senate scandal continues its growth as the most dominant topic within online Canadian political chatter.

Digital Makeover: Dennis Bevington
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Digital Makeover: Dennis Bevington

This digital makeover highlights that a weak digital presence is perhaps more strategically-problematic than no presence at all.

Senate scandal dominates #cdnpoli chatter; CETA just makes the top six
By October 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Senate scandal dominates #cdnpoli chatter; CETA just makes the top six

Despite the PM’s efforts to raise the profile of CETA, #cdnpoli chatter about the trade agreement is handily trumped by the Senate expense scandal.

Six important considerations about Facebook, children and bullying
By October 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Six important considerations about Facebook, children and bullying

Facebook did not invent bullying. It’s a behavioural problem. Here are six important considerations about Facebook, children and bullying.