First chirps: when politicians and journalists join the twittering class
By March 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

First chirps: when politicians and journalists join the twittering class

Everyone on Twitter has a first tweet. Check out these a look at the first tweets issued by federal party leaders, selected MPs and political journalists.

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Liberal and Conservative convention chatter: public opinion vs. party messages
By February 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Liberal and Conservative convention chatter: public opinion vs. party messages

Democratized media means political conventions can attract a lot of online chatter, much of which reflects public opinion rather than party messages.

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.

A flesh wound delivered in the standoff between the PM and the media
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A flesh wound delivered in the standoff between the PM and the media

Did Twitter and YouTube help the PM reach Canadians in his latest battle with the media?

Nearly 44,000 tweeters comment on the Senate scandal and its players
By May 22, 2013 1 Comments Read More →

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.