Promoted tweets and Veterans Affairs
By May 14, 2014 3 Comments Read More →

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?

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Herb Gray and I geeked out on digital politics
By April 22, 2014 2 Comments Read More →

Herb Gray and I geeked out on digital politics

I had the opportunity to spend uninterrupted time geeking out about politics and digital with Herb Gray, one of Canada’s most respected politicians.

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More Canadian women participating in public affairs chatter
By March 26, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

More Canadian women participating in public affairs chatter

Women are becoming more active in online discussions about Canadian politics and public affairs.

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.

Posted in: Politics, Social Media
Three tweets of advice for an election campaign team
By March 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Three tweets of advice for an election campaign team

I received a direct message from a Twitter connection asking me for some advice for an election campaign team she’s involved in.

Jim Flaherty has his biggest day on Twitter, yet
By March 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Jim Flaherty has his biggest day on Twitter, yet

The average day in #cdnpoli Twitter chatter sits around 10,200 tweets. For Minister Flaherty, zero. Until yesterday.

How much should a tweet cost: Industry Canada’s 12-step Twitter policy
By February 4, 2014 2 Comments Read More →

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.

Twitter prediction theory missed the call
By October 9, 2013 2 Comments Read More →

Twitter prediction theory missed the call

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

Twitter still predicting NDP victory in Nova Scotia #NSvotes
By October 6, 2013 5 Comments Read More →

Twitter still predicting NDP victory in Nova Scotia #NSvotes

Heading in to the homestretch of the Nova Scotia election, Twitter is still predicting a Darrell Dexter-led NDP victory. #NSvotes

Twitter analysis theory: NDP still leading in Nova Scotia #NSvotes
By September 29, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Twitter analysis theory: NDP still leading in Nova Scotia #NSvotes

Twitter mentions of McNeil are closing in on Dexter. Still, the NDP and its leader leads #NSvotes according to the Twitter-election-prediction theory.

Twitter analysis theory still predicting NDP victory in Nova Scotia #NSvotes
By September 22, 2013 1 Comments Read More →

Twitter analysis theory still predicting NDP victory in Nova Scotia #NSvotes

If a theory by researchers at Indiana University is right, Twitter is predicting an NDP victory in Nova Scotia. #NSvotes

Seven important tips for crisis communication in the digital age
By September 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Seven important tips for crisis communication in the digital age

The reality in the digital age is leaders and organizations are often judged by how they respond online during a crisis.