Conversation with Minister Bal Gosal (podcast)
By April 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Conversation with Minister Bal Gosal (podcast)

Minister of State for Sport, Bal Gosal, on his auspicious beginnings on Twitter, opportunities and opportunities lost on engaging content, and the power of Facebook.

Conversation with MP Françoise Boivin (podcast)
By April 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Conversation with MP Françoise Boivin (podcast)

NDP MP Françoise Boivin on social dynamics and why she prefers the deep relationship she shares with her Facebook “friends” rather than what she views as the impersonal experience of a Facebook Fan Page.

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.

The case for Facebook AND Google+ (guest post)

The case for Facebook AND Google+ (guest post)

Guest contributor Brendan Mulvihill suggests reasons politicians should be using both Facebook AND Google+.

The digital ecosystem, data and Facebook versus Google+
By April 9, 2013 1 Comments Read More →

The digital ecosystem, data and Facebook versus Google+

Data can help make a more targeted communicator; they won’t create a better communicator.

Understand the strengths and challenges of your social media toolkit
By April 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

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.

Cult of political personality
By March 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Cult of political personality

MPs are peeling away the layers of mediated experience to close the gap between themselves and the constituents and issue stakeholders they serve.

Roundup: mobile strategy, mistakes and meltdowns
By February 6, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Roundup: mobile strategy, mistakes and meltdowns

I’m trying out a new approach to curating content relevant to communication professionals. I’m not sure if I’ll keep up with this approach. Still, I want to give it a try or two to see how it works.

Digital Makeover: Dan Albas
By February 4, 2013 3 Comments Read More →

Digital Makeover: Dan Albas

Dan Albas’ name crossed my screen recently as I prepared a list of the top 10 most-actively tweeting MPs of 2012. Time to do dust off my Digital Makeover series.

There’s a difference between ‘network’ and ‘connect’
By January 17, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

There’s a difference between ‘network’ and ‘connect’

Some of my online connections from around the world are more likely to roll up their sleeves and help me achieve a goal than people I see several times a week.

Keep your digital ecosystem and all of your content relevant
By January 14, 2013 1 Comments Read More →

Keep your digital ecosystem and all of your content relevant

One theory regarding the rapid expansion of the universe is eventually all galaxies will move further apart from each other and the universe will become cold and dark.

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Guilt and group think: a single click makes you a cool member of the mass
By November 8, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Guilt and group think: a single click makes you a cool member of the mass

The worst thing happened to Like when it was hijacked as a tool of guilt. Retweets (RTs) have gone a similar way in amplifying group-think.

Posted in: Rambles