Conference Saturdays: Rethinking America’s military strategy
By November 17, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Conference Saturdays: Rethinking America’s military strategy

All of this talk about the conflict in the Middle East this week reminded me of a fascinating TED Talk by Thomas Barnett. In it he explores a new structure for military organizations — for the US in particular.

Were the F-35 jets really absent from the Twitter discussion?
By June 24, 2012 3 Comments Read More →

Were the F-35 jets really absent from the Twitter discussion?

I was contacted Friday evening about analysis of Canadian political tweets presented on Power Play. Specifically, I was asked how it was possible the F-35 stealth fighter issue didn’t rank among the most important issues discussed by Canadians over Twitter as noted by digital media strategist Shawna Newbery. The answer is not entirely simple. There […]

Parliament’s problems are not with technology
By March 6, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Parliament’s problems are not with technology

Parliament is in a period of intense discovery right now. Recent events including the VikiLeaks and TellVicEverything campaigns, the threatening videos by hacker group Anonymous and the RoboCall scandal showcase how MPs and the institution of Parliament are not keeping up with the times. However, it’s important to understand this is a political behaviour problem, not […]

Usage Based Billing on Power Play
By November 15, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Usage Based Billing on Power Play

I appeared on Power Play with OpenMedia’s Steve Thomson to talk about the CRTC’s ruling on usage-based billing. Sadly, CTV doesn’t make it possible to embed their video clips on other sites. So, if you’re interested, you’ll have to go to their site to see the clip. Before our segment, Don Martin spoke with CRTC Chairman Konrad […]

Big brother?
By January 25, 2011 2 Comments Read More →

Big brother?

Holy cow! Who’s that fine young fellow on CTV’s Power Play? That’s right. They invited me to the national airwaves (or, cablewaves) today to talk about the BC NDP’s leadership questionnaire which asks candidates to disclose the usernames and passwords of their social media accounts. It only occurs to me now that, on top of […]