The digital ecosystem, data and Facebook versus Google+
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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.

Summary of IdleNoMore traffic for Feb 3-9
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Summary of IdleNoMore traffic for Feb 3-9

At its current rate of descent, one has to wonder how much longer the online component of the Idle No More movement will remain active.

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.

Summary of IdleNoMore traffic for Dec 23-29
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Summary of IdleNoMore traffic for Dec 23-29

IdleNoMore continues to stay in the media headlines driven by Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger strike, ongoing rallies, flash mobs and social media activity.

Contribute to my next report on MP use of digital
By August 28, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Contribute to my next report on MP use of digital

It’s been nearly a year and a half since I published Peace, Order and Googleable Government, my February 2011 report on the use of digital channels by Canadian MPs. I’m currently researching and preparing for a new version of POGG to be released before the next session of Parliament. Please let me know if there’s […]

Do not adjust your set: is the quantity of tweets drowning out the quality of engagement?
By August 27, 2012 1 Comments Read More →

Do not adjust your set: is the quantity of tweets drowning out the quality of engagement?

14,363… the number of tweets mentioning Quebec politics/election issued between 12am-12:30pmET, today (August 27). 21,419… the number of tweets mentioning the Republican Convention. 54,835… the number of tweets mentioning Mitt Romney. 82,318… the number of tweets mentioning Barack Obama. When you consider those numbers, it’s hard to imagine how a meaningful mass conversation can happen. […]

Digital and the US election
By July 18, 2012 2 Comments Read More →

Digital and the US election

The United States Embassy Ottawa hosted Georgetown Associate Professor Diana Owen, yesterday. Ms. Owen researches the role of media, particularly digital media, in US politics. The focus of yesterday’s session was on digital media and US elections. She shared an incredible wealth of information. This post focuses on three specific points. By the way, my […]

#DeathOfEvidence tweets part of an uptick in online political activity
By July 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

#DeathOfEvidence tweets part of an uptick in online political activity

Despite the volume of tweets about yesterday’s Major League Baseball All Star Game (338,267) and the home run derby the day before (360,715), online buzz about the Canadian science community’s #DeathOfEvidence rally did okay. In fact, with hot topics like MPs who publish self-promoting petitions, changes to refugee health care benefits and cuts to science […]

#cdnpoli week in review
By July 6, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

#cdnpoli week in review

The following is an excerpt from today’s edition of the Digital Public Affairs newsletter, issued this morning. Subscribe for free to receive additional insight into digital public affairs, and a look at the role digital is playing in the Canadian political and public affairs landscape. In theory, #cdnpoli Twitter traffic should have dropped this week. After all, […]

Brad Lavigne on transforming political communication and outreach
By February 22, 2012 3 Comments Read More →

Brad Lavigne on transforming political communication and outreach

CPRS Ottawa is hosting the 2012 Take the Leap… From Good to Great! Forum on February 29. I’ll be blogging during the event with a particular interest in the presentations by Brad Lavigne and Dmitri Soudas. Brad has been instrumental in the transformation of the NDP party. I spoke with him earlier today about the role digital […]

Avoid electile dysfunction: Digital analysis of the Saskatchewan election
By October 31, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Avoid electile dysfunction: Digital analysis of the Saskatchewan election

I’m going to be a guest of CJME Morning News on News Talk Radio, Regina, SK this morning. I’ve been invited to talk about my analysis of the digital side of the current Saskatchewan provincial election (see my earlier posts here and here). This post is to make sure I’m talking about the most current […]