Democratized media means political conventions can attract a lot of online chatter, much of which reflects public opinion rather than party messages.
The Senate scandal continues its growth as the most dominant topic within online Canadian political chatter.
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.
Yesterday I reported that online chatter surrounding the Senate expenses and residency scandal had reached a new peak on Tuesday. That was true, then.
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.
Did Twitter and YouTube help the PM reach Canadians in his latest battle with the media?
Nearly 44,000 tweeters have joined the online chatter about the cascading Senate scandal, expressing near-unanimous anger with the Government & PM.
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.
The PM’s social media rebirth suffered a setback when an effort to engage children online opened itself to a barrage of creative criticism.