Understand the strengths and challenges of your social media toolkit
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Understand the strengths and challenges of your social media toolkit

To reach stakeholders and observers, you need to build a social media toolkit. This table helps identify strengths and weaknesses of some popular tools.

We The People: democratic engagement and digital credibility
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We The People: democratic engagement and digital credibility

We The People is about more than just about reducing the friction on democratic participation.

I was positively ID’d by a K9 unit sniffer dog
By December 4, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

I was positively ID’d by a K9 unit sniffer dog

Would it surprise you to learn that I was positively sniffed out by a Border Services K9 sniffer dog in Toronto’s Pearson Airport?

PAB2012, the last PAB, is one week from today
By June 1, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

PAB2012, the last PAB, is one week from today

We’re just seven days away from the seventh and final edition of PAB, the conference formerly known as Podcasters Across Borders (imagine an audio recorder with a squiggle through it). Despite its strong roots in podcasting, the conference hasn’t been specifically about the audio arts since 2007. PAB has evolved into a conference about content creation, audience […]

Conference Saturdays: The antidote to apathy
By February 25, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Conference Saturdays: The antidote to apathy

Looking for a new round of shareholders
By February 24, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Looking for a new round of shareholders

When it comes to the world of digital, politicians face a bit of a predicament right now. In fact the whole digital political ecosystem is in a bit of limbo. We’re past the era during which online engagement wasn’t possible and haven’t yet arrived at the era of mass public participation and true engagement in […]

Did Vic Toews dethrone Tony Clement?
By February 17, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Did Vic Toews dethrone Tony Clement?

Klout.com is a bit of a controversial service among social media analysts. It uses some fancy math to evaluate the level of influence a social media participant has based on the level of output, engagement and mentions by others. An overall Klout score is assigned, rating the individual out of 100. Tony Clement has long […]

Digital makeover: Thomas Mulcair
By November 1, 2011 1 Comments Read More →

Digital makeover: Thomas Mulcair

Prior to announcing his candidacy for the NDP leadership, he didn’t have a Twitter account. That was something of lore among political observers. In fact, Evan Solomon pursued the issue during his appearance on CBC’s Power and Politics. That’s all changed now. I’m talking about Thomas Mulcair. And today, after performing a digital makeover of […]

Digital makeover: Jim Karygiannis
By October 25, 2011 1 Comments Read More →

Digital makeover: Jim Karygiannis

Jim Karygiannis was in the news a few weeks ago, promoting the need for speed limiters following a horrific car crash in Toronto believed to be street-racing related. Part of the online attention included a powerful video produced by The Toronto Star which he posted to his YouTube channel. And so, Mr. Karygiannis becomes the subject of […]

Digital makeover: Lisa Raitt
By October 19, 2011 2 Comments Read More →

Digital makeover: Lisa Raitt

I wasn’t planning on doing a second digital makeover in the same week. However, this MP has been in the media lately and I figured there was relevance in doing a makeover of this MP now. I’m talking about Labour Minister Lisa Raitt. Ms. Raitt is the MP who had to publicly apologize for referring […]

Digital makeover: Paul Dewar
By October 17, 2011 1 Comments Read More →

Digital makeover: Paul Dewar

This is the first in a new series of posts I’m going to publish. In each, I’ll do an assessment of one politician’s web presence. To be clear, each of these posts will examine and make recommendations for the MP to have a greater impact online. I am not going to redesign their websites. In […]

Everybody sings
By October 9, 2011 2 Comments Read More →

Everybody sings

In his book “Wild Thing”, new-wave-breaking booking agent Ian Copeland recalls Sting’s reluctance for The Police to make the shift from performing in relatively small-large venues to arenas and stadiums. Sting was concerned about losing connection with the audience. It was only when The Police were taken to see Bruce Springsteen perform at Madison Square […]