Welcome to Cloud(y) Politics
By March 24, 2012 2 Comments Read More →

Welcome to Cloud(y) Politics

This post was written as part of my coverage of the NDP Leadership Convention for iPolitics.ca. The NDP is learning about the triumphs and trials of “cloud politics” — online communication, engagement and especially voting. The story coming in to the the convention had two narrative streams. There’s the established norm of a high volume of […]

Analysis of Facebook Fan Pages and the #ndpldr convention candidates
By March 24, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Analysis of Facebook Fan Pages and the #ndpldr convention candidates

This post was written as part of my coverage of the NDP Leadership Convention for iPolitics.ca. Hands down, the most active and engaged of the Facebook campaigns by any of the NDP leadership candidates was run by Nathan Cullen and his team. Well, “run” is the probably the wrong word for it. Run has a […]

Ontario election Facebook Fan Page progress report card
By September 9, 2011 1 Comments Read More →

Ontario election Facebook Fan Page progress report card

Tim Hudak’s Facebook Fan page is the hottest leader-hangout (so far) in the Ontario election. Not because he has more fans (15,857) than any other Ontario party leader (McGuinty 5,462, Horwath 4,885 and Schreiner 367), but because his page is getting an average of 124 comments per post. Wow! Granted not all comments are positive. This […]

Summary of Facebook Fan Pages of the Leaders
By May 2, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Summary of Facebook Fan Pages of the Leaders

Seems as though any days of hatin’ on Layton are over. Based on Facebook page action, NDP leader Jack Layton has 65,520 “likes,” with an average of 200 comments per wall post in the past two days – 94 per cent of which are favourable. This lies in contrast with 54,394 “likes” for Harper, whose […]

Elizabeth May’s Facebook Fan Page by the numbers
By May 2, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Elizabeth May’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. Elizabeth May (10,871 fans) This table identifies activity by week, specifically the number of posts, likes and comments. Posts Likes Likes/post […]

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 […]