Two years ago, online Canadians were abuzz about TweetTheResults, a movement to discredit section 329 of the Canada Elections Act.
My research and commentary on the use of digital in the federal election has been cited in two books.
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 [...]
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 [...]
In case you missed it, election results for the maritime provinces, Ontario and Quebec were published on Twitter last night during what Section 329 of the Canada Elections Act identifies as a blackout period. That means results from closed polls in one part of the country cannot be transmitted to parts of the country in [...]
I was part of something amazing today. Bigger than the election. Bigger than the digital analysis that found its way on to my blog and Twitter stream today. I was part of a team that tracked thousands of tweets, parsed through the noise and shared statistics noone else was gathering and sharing. It’s an effort [...]