Twitter prediction theory missed the call
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Twitter prediction theory missed the call

Pollsters breathed a collective sigh of relief last night. They were right; Twitter was wrong.

Ottawa candidate “Digital campaign report card”
By October 5, 2011 1 Comments Read More →

Ottawa candidate “Digital campaign report card”

My Ontario election report cards have been very popular. So, I thought I’d subject myself to a few long nights and some hard core analysis of the use of digital channels by candidates representing the four major parties within the nine ridings of the Ottawa-Carleton region in the 2011 Ontario provincial election. That’s right, 36 candidates. It’s […]

Twitter lights up with outrage over Conservative anti-gay flyer
By October 4, 2011 1 Comments Read More →

Twitter lights up with outrage over Conservative anti-gay flyer

The buzz on Twitter is not particularly good for Tim Hudak and his Ontario PC party. They’ve broken negative sentiment records for this election after Twitter lit up with outrage over the party’s anti-gay flyer. Using Sysomos, I’ve captured and analyzed 750 such tweets issued in the last 24 hours (1,053 in the last 48 […]

Digital analysis of the Manitoba election
By October 4, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Digital analysis of the Manitoba election

It’s election day in Manitoba. So, Here’s a rundown of the online chatter surrounding that election. All analysis was performed using Sysomos Heartbeat. Twitter leads mainstream media in online conversation about the election There was a healthy conversation about the election on Twitter and Facebook also figures heavily into the election dialog. Mainstream media remains a significant […]

Maybe provincial politics isn’t exciting enough to overcome the demands of September
By October 2, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Maybe provincial politics isn’t exciting enough to overcome the demands of September

It seems to me most of us identify with being from a particular city or country. Which means, when I’m asked where I’m from, I typically say Ottawa or Canada. Rarely, if ever, will I ever say I’m from Ontario. Like many, I focus on municipal politics because it affects my immediate environment and federal […]

Top 6 issues in the last 7 days in #PEIvotes #MBvotes #voteON and #NLvotes
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Top 6 issues in the last 7 days in #PEIvotes #MBvotes #voteON and #NLvotes

Things are picking up. Three of four provincial elections wrap up next week, with the fourth going to the ballot back the week after. So, this is going to be the last time I’ll be looking at the top six issues of so many provinces at one time. Note this analysis does not consider sentiment. […]

Have you seen this, yet?
By September 28, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Have you seen this, yet?

Certain online activities give off a rank smell. I’ll admit I was tipped off by an NDP supporter on these. The investigations are my own. I reported on my blog last week about what appeared to be a Liberal supporter who was acting in a way that reflected badly on the party (see You’ve gotta […]

A look at Ontario debate Twitter traffic (#ondb8)
By September 28, 2011 2 Comments Read More →

A look at Ontario debate Twitter traffic (#ondb8)

Ontario’s digitally-connected political enthusiasts took to Twitter for last night’s televised debate between Dalton McGuinty, Tim Hudak and Andrea Horwath. It was a gathering that combined to generate a lot of traffic which I analyzed using Sysomos Heartbeat and Sysomos MAP. The geekiest used the #ondb8 hashtag to flag their tweets (5,447) and combined with other […]

Where are #momthevote and #youthvote in the Ontario election?
By September 27, 2011 2 Comments Read More →

Where are #momthevote and #youthvote in the Ontario election?

The #momthevote movement earned a healthy amount of national media and political attention during the federal election. The movement was organized to get mothers discussing election issues and rallying for mom voters on May 2. It was one of those efforts made possible by and grew because of social media. Women joined the conversation mostly […]

Ontario election Twitter traffic volume, trends and key participants
By September 26, 2011 2 Comments Read More →

Ontario election Twitter traffic volume, trends and key participants

There’s little doubt Twitter will continue its dominance of online chatter about the Ontario provincial election. I’m tracking an average of 3761 tweets/day, roughly one third of the average number of daily tweets tracked during the federal election. Still, Twitter traffic about the provincial election accounts for 75% of the overall election conversation. What’s more […]

The six most actively discussed issues in #NLvotes, #PEIvotes and #MBvotes
By September 24, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

The six most actively discussed issues in #NLvotes, #PEIvotes and #MBvotes

The following is a look at the six most actively discussed issues in the online chatter between September 17 and 23 in each of the “other” provincial elections currently underway. All analysis performed using Sysomos Heartbeat. Newfoundland The top tweeter (and still reining champion) in the assessed period is @thefightingnewf (208 relevant tweets). energy (397 mentions) education […]

Charting the online narrative of the Ontario provincial election
By September 23, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Charting the online narrative of the Ontario provincial election

As you can probably tell from my posts over the last few weeks, there’s a lot to analyze on the use of digital content and social media by the political campaigns. I find trends in digital conversations, particularly those during election campaigns, fascinating. Sysomos MAP allows me to run a variety of reports I haven’t yet shared in […]