I had the privilege of being a guest of CBC’s national affairs program The Current with Jennifer Hollett and Matt Gurney this morning. Rick Macinnes Rae facilitated a discussion on the use of social media by politicians. Naturally, with only 15 minutes allocated to the discussion, we really only scratched the surface, and I’ve received some follow-up comments and remarks on the subject. So, I thought I’d share 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.
- My MP digital makeover series in which I analyse and review the “digital ecosystems” of Canadian MPs
- Conversations with Preston Manning, Marc Garneau, Charlie Angus and Dan Albas
- Cult of Political Personality: thoughts on the #DayInTheLife and ways politicians can communicate a more human side online
- Digital Eye Contact and the use of Google Hangouts by Tony Clement to connect with the public
- Analysis of the Your Interview with Prime Minister Harper
- Integrating the Internet and online engagement in real-world town hall meetings and tours
- Download a copy of Matters of Opinion, a report produced by Full Duplex on how online information and interactions in social media are shaping Canadian opinions