I keep fighting the same battle. On Quora and Klout, I keep getting asked to establish my bonafides as a social media expert. I keep telling the algorithms at those sites that I’m not an expert. They don’t seem to believe me. Oddly, over the last few years, I’ve become reasonably adept at understanding how to use […]
Nice piece here on Cory Booker’s tweeting. In particular, the point about using social media to govern as opposed to simply campaign. The sustainability of it is an issue, especially as his audience grows. But this could be a good lesson for city councillors… How to Tweet Like Cory Booker.
The SK NDP leadership race just went through a sprint to the finish for memberships. Memberships purchased prior to January 25th allowed people to vote in the leadership race. Those purchased after the deadline are not permitted to do so. I’m sure the reasons for this are good (or if they’re not, they’ll be changed), […]
I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately on the 2008 Obama campaign, especially with respect to its use of social media. It’s particularly interesting in light of the 2012 campaign. Is pretty clear that the data-driven campaign that was run in 2012 was not a new thing. Large portions of it had been tried […]
Whew. The U.S. election is over and now we’re deluged with analysis. There have been quite a few pieces on the role of social media in the election (e.g., here and here, and if you like infographics, this is a good one) and the gist appears to be that Obama won on social media. Which he […]