Gilles Duceppe’s Facebook Fan Page by the numbers
By May 2, 2011 3 Comments Read More →

Gilles Duceppe’s Facebook Fan Page by the numbers

Over the course of the day, I’m doing some analysis of the Facebook Fan Pages for each of the five major party leaders: Stephen Harper, Michael Ignatieff, Jack Layton, Gilles Duceppe and Elizabeth May. Gilles Duceppe (8,378 fans) This table identifies activity by week, specifically the number of posts, likes and comments. Posts Likes Likes/post […]

Jack Layton’s Facebook Fan Page by the numbers
By May 2, 2011 3 Comments Read More →

Jack Layton’s Facebook Fan Page by the numbers

Over the course of the day, I’m doing some analysis of the Facebook Fan Pages for each of the five major party leaders: Stephen Harper, Michael Ignatieff, Jack Layton, Gilles Duceppe and Elizabeth May. Jack Layton (62,874 fans) This table identifies activity by week, specifically the number of posts, likes and comments. Posts Likes Likes/post […]

Michael Ignatieff’s Facebook Fan Page by the numbers
By May 2, 2011 4 Comments Read More →

Michael Ignatieff’s Facebook Fan Page by the numbers

Over the course of the day, I’m doing some analysis of the Facebook Fan Pages for each of the five major party leaders: Stephen Harper, Michael Ignatieff, Jack Layton, Gilles Duceppe and Elizabeth May. Michael Ignatieff (69,094 fans) This table identifies activity by week, specifically the number of posts, likes and comments. Posts Likes Likes/post […]

Stephen Harper’s Facebook Fan Page by the numbers
By May 2, 2011 5 Comments Read More →

Stephen Harper’s Facebook Fan Page by the numbers

Over the course of the day, I’m going to go do share some analysis of the Facebook Fan Pages of each of the five major party leaders: Stephen Harper, Michael Ignatieff, Jack Layton, Gilles Duceppe and Elizabeth May. Stephen Harper (53,801 fans) This table identifies activity by week, specifically the number of posts, likes and […]

Facebook a small player at the riding level (Ottawa-Centre)
By April 30, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Facebook a small player at the riding level (Ottawa-Centre)

From a high-level, Facebook plays a fairly insignificant role for the four leading candidates in Ottawa-Centre. Participation rates are relatively low or take place among a very small group of people — or both. It’s hard to say if the issue is the level of energy applied to Facebook by the campaigns, the level of […]

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If Facebook decided Prime Minister…
By April 27, 2011 2 Comments Read More →

If Facebook decided Prime Minister…

I’ve long argued it’s a mistake to suggest online impact can be measured by follower count. Yet, many people unfamiliar with social media and digital culture rely on these numbers. The media have been reporting on a site called SocialElection.ca which is hoping to identify a connection between Facebook “likes” and voting results. A CBC […]

Quantifying the qualifiable: thoughts on metrics
By February 14, 2011 1 Comments Read More →

Quantifying the qualifiable: thoughts on metrics

MPs received a special gift this past holiday season. After several years of having to update their Twitter status using the clunky web interface on their standard issue Blackberries, the parliamentary IT folk delivered the official Twitter and Facebook apps to MP mobile smartphones (after I tweeted about this, @joshzel noted the same apps have […]

Stop competing with yourself
By January 9, 2011 3 Comments Read More →

Stop competing with yourself

I’ve been accused of being a gear-head; a person who collects cool gadgets because, well, they’re cool and they’re hooked in to my interests. That means a musician collects several instruments, bigger and better amplifiers, more effects than they need, some really cool accessories and the latest and greatest home studio software to record and […]

Human Synthesis: Distinguishing between networks and communities
By January 4, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Human Synthesis: Distinguishing between networks and communities

The terms network and community are often used interchangeably in social media, which is probably why some people struggle in their effort to make an impact online. A network is an interconnected system. It functions as a channel through which information, ideas and opportunities can travel, reaching tuned-in members along the way. A community is […]

What do the 2010 social demographics mean to you?
By December 20, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

What do the 2010 social demographics mean to you?

Facebook and Twitter are not the same. The data prove that. And, there’s a fantastic infographic that helps us understand why and how we should use either service — or both. The data speak to differences in digital culture. By percentages, Twitter is a more efficient platform for spreading information and engaging in conversations with […]

Time for an algorithm tweak
By December 1, 2010 1 Comments Read More →

Time for an algorithm tweak

Facebook first learned of my marriage to Andrea this past Sunday. That was the day Andrea finally joined the social networking site. We became fast Facebook friends and made our marriage digitally-official when I updated my relationship status. For all its digital intelligence, Facebook isn’t able to calculate that our soon-to-be 15 year relationship is […]

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The right tool for the job
By November 24, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

The right tool for the job

When selecting a digital channel to deliver a message, you need to think beyond the “sex appeal” of the tool you’d like to use and consider the message and desired outcome (if any). I’ve prepared a list of tools along with a summary of how you might consider using them. Note that each tool allows […]