10 ways aspiring politicians should act on Twitter.
The MP explains why social media is now mandatory for politicians.
Being fluent in the same experiences and norms that voters hold isn’t a cute political tactic.
In the lead-up to the 2010 US mid-term elections, Facebook unveiled U.S. Politics On Facebook, a Page where Facebook itself could highlight the innovative or interesting tactics campaigns were taking to maximize the utility of the social network. This week, Facebook posted 7 tips for aspiring politicians on how best to use Facebook to engage
The hashtag is a seductive proposition. Why would you not want to create a place on Twitter where like-minded people can discuss a particular issue and track what others are saying about it. Isn’t that the very definition of community? Isn’t that what social media is all about? Indeed, hashtags are a great want to
If you’re a regular visitor, you’re probably well aware of the controversy surrounding Public Safety Minister Vic Toews and his “Lawful Access” Bill, otherwise known as Bill C-30 or the Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act. Along with protests from a wide range of groups, a Twitter account dedicated to embarrassing Toews, @Vikileaks30, (were there
I was happy to join social media professionals from across the U.S. in Washington DC last week at the 2011 CampaignTech Conference, put on by the good folks at Campaigns & Elections Magazine. As a columnist for the Canadian Edition of C & E, I was eager to attend for many reasons, including the chance
Last week I had the privilege of sitting on a panel for Toronto’s Social Media Week to discuss the impact of social media on Toronto’s recent municipal election. The panel featured an impressive group of folks who use and deeply understand social media: The Globe’s Kelly Grant, voting reform activist Dave Meslin, Edleman Digital VP