Harper, Mulcair and Trudeau on YouTube
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Harper, Mulcair and Trudeau on YouTube

No one leader has the monopoly on effective use of YouTube.

Senate scandal dominates online political chatter
By October 29, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Senate scandal dominates online political chatter

The Senate scandal continues its growth as the most dominant topic within online Canadian political chatter.

Senate scandal dominates #cdnpoli chatter; CETA just makes the top six
By October 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Senate scandal dominates #cdnpoli chatter; CETA just makes the top six

Despite the PM’s efforts to raise the profile of CETA, #cdnpoli chatter about the trade agreement is handily trumped by the Senate expense scandal.

Senate scandal online chatter continues to grow
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Senate scandal online chatter continues to grow

Yesterday I reported that online chatter surrounding the Senate expenses and residency scandal had reached a new peak on Tuesday. That was true, then.

Senate scandal hits new online peak
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Senate scandal hits new online peak

The last time the Senate scandal saw this much online activity was May 16. And, early indications are online activity will be high again, today.

Nearly 44,000 tweeters comment on the Senate scandal and its players
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Nearly 44,000 tweeters comment on the Senate scandal and its players

Nearly 44,000 tweeters have joined the online chatter about the cascading Senate scandal, expressing near-unanimous anger with the Government & PM.

Nigel Wright’s resignation and PMHarperMustResign ignite CDNpoli
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Nigel Wright’s resignation and PMHarperMustResign ignite CDNpoli

CDNpoli online chatter gets energized by the resignation of PMO Chief of Staff Nigel Wright and an online effort to pressure PM Harper to resign.

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.

When good ideas go bad: PMHadfield lacked protective heat shields
By March 12, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

When good ideas go bad: PMHadfield lacked protective heat shields

The PM’s social media rebirth suffered a setback when an effort to engage children online opened itself to a barrage of creative criticism.

Twitter ‘reacts’ to The Economist editorial on Stephen Harper
By July 9, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Twitter ‘reacts’ to The Economist editorial on Stephen Harper

An editorial in Friday’s edition of The Economist caused a minor ripple on Twitter. From Friday through Sunday, 265 tweets were issued (22 in French) from 235 Twitter accounts. The Economist piece, Time to flip: The voters may be starting to tire of the prime minister’s bullying, was picked up the National Post and other Canadian news organizations […]

And then he jumped off the canvas…
By November 26, 2010 1 Comments Read More →

And then he jumped off the canvas…

It was a scene straight out of the movies. My daughters and I were in the Portrait Gallery on Parliament Hill looking at paintings of former prime ministers before Question Period. I was looking at the painting of Right Hon. Jean Chretien and talking about his years as PM with my younger daughter when I […]

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Social network profiles, brands and succession plans
By November 23, 2010 3 Comments Read More →

Social network profiles, brands and succession plans

Like them or hate them, personal brands exist. Especially in the world of politics. It came up in conversation yet again during a coffee meeting yesterday with Canadian Press journalist Stephanie Levitz. I made a note to write something this week. Norman Spector’s Is Harper preparing his exit? piece in today’s Globe and Mail served as […]