Promoted tweets and Veterans Affairs
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Promoted tweets and Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs is facing criticism for a promoted tweets campaign. Is online paid media a smart choice for government departments?

Posted in: News and Notes
Canadian MPs and social media in 2013 #POGG2013
By February 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Canadian MPs and social media in 2013 #POGG2013

A new report from FullDuplex.ca looks at how MPs used social media to communicate and engage with the public in 2013. #POGG2013 is a free download.

Social media and Canadian politics: a primer list
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Social media and Canadian politics: a primer list

A primer to introduce you to some of the MANY ways social media have been used and misused by politicians over the last few years.

How much should a tweet cost: Industry Canada’s 12-step Twitter policy
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How much should a tweet cost: Industry Canada’s 12-step Twitter policy

The upshot of Industry Canada’s tweeting-by-committee process is their tweets are unremarkable, asocial and can’t be responsive to current events.

Word to the government: damned if you do, damned if you don’t
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Word to the government: damned if you do, damned if you don’t

The government is facing interesting and confusing criticism right now.

Sovereignty Summer struggled to capture public attention
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Sovereignty Summer struggled to capture public attention

Vacation time, bigger news stories and political scandals proved tough competition for Sovereignty Summer.

Senator Finley’s death and unsocial media
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Senator Finley’s death and unsocial media

Cancer took Senator Finley today. He was 66 years old. While a majority of the chatter was respectful, a handful of hyper-partisans crossed a line.

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Conversation with MP Marc Garneau (podcast)
By April 26, 2013 2 Comments Read More →

Conversation with MP Marc Garneau (podcast)

Liberal MP Marc Garneau on social media in election and leadership campaigns, Twitter as a tool of intelligence, good-natured online political interplay online and Chris Hadfield’s tweets from space.

Conversation with MP Charlie Angus (podcast)
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Conversation with MP Charlie Angus (podcast)

NDP MP Charlie Angus shares his thoughts on political adversarialism as it plays out online between politicians, and politicians and the public. He also offers thoughts for behavioural improvement.

The case for Facebook AND Google+ (guest post)

The case for Facebook AND Google+ (guest post)

Guest contributor Brendan Mulvihill suggests reasons politicians should be using both Facebook AND Google+.

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.

Conversation with MP Dan Albas (podcast)
By April 4, 2013 1 Comments Read More →

Conversation with MP Dan Albas (podcast)

Listen to an abridged conversation with Conservative MP Dan Albas. Mr. Albas shares his thoughts on blogging and tweeting, what John Manley taught him, and creating a virtual Parliament on the Internet.