The long and Tweet of it: what role did Twitter play in the election?
By July 4, 2011 1 Comments Read More →

The long and Tweet of it: what role did Twitter play in the election?

I wrote the following article for the June 2011 (current) issue of Campaigns and Elections Magazine (Canadian Edition). When our 41st general federal election was called, I proclaimed it would not be “The Twitter Election” many people were claiming it would be. While the label might have intended to recognize this particular election was going […]

Digitizing the human touch
By December 6, 2010 2 Comments Read More →

Digitizing the human touch

This is my feature article, Digitizing the Human Touch, from the December issue of Campaigns and Elections magazine (Canadian edition). In his 1987 song “Straight to My Heart”, Sting laments a coming day when technology will negate the need for human intimacy. It’s a cheery pop tune that considers “a scientific means to bliss will […]

Digital channels and public affairs/politics
By November 16, 2010 5 Comments Read More →

Digital channels and public affairs/politics

Chris Brogan issued permission, yesterday, for bloggers to make mistakes (see How to write three blog posts a day). Listen up: you are hereby granted permission to write imperfectly. You are hereby granted permission to write clunkers. You are hereby granted permission to write posts that you don’t think are finished, and push publish anyway. […]

(Capital) Ward Won’t You Send Me a Good Candidate
By October 16, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

(Capital) Ward Won’t You Send Me a Good Candidate

Steve and Jeff, the Glebe’s political Lennon and McCartney, perform (Capital) Ward Won’t You Send Me a Good Candidate, a song they wrote about the current municipal election in Ottawa. The song features mentions of candidates Bob Brocklebank, Isabel Metcalfe, Ron Leblanc, Eugene Haslam, Dominic Santaguida and David Chernushenko. I have no doubt I’ll get […]