Canadians geeked out on the 2016 census

Canadians geeked out on the 2016 census

The stats are in. Canadians, or at least a healthy number of them, geeked out on the 2016 census. According to our analysis using Sysomos MAP, 51,974 Canadians issued 65,107 tweets about the census between May 1 through May 10, inclusive. This includes retweets of...
More than 1M tweets about the Fort McMurray fire

More than 1M tweets about the Fort McMurray fire

The devastating Fort McMurray wildfire entered its seventh day, yesterday. Twitter has played a prominent role in the dissemination of information and, more importantly, has served as a key platform for coordinating humanitarian efforts. There are countless stories of...
Dear diary: a look at online activity related to the Duffy trial

Dear diary: a look at online activity related to the Duffy trial

Twitter and other online services are providing a platform for people to amplify details about the Duffy trial, which is feeding part of the media coverage. Of course, social media chatter is not necessarily a reflection of the public conscious. At least,...
Sports on Social Media: World Cup vs. Winter Olympics

Sports on Social Media: World Cup vs. Winter Olympics

The 2014 FIFA World Cup came to a close yesterday, and according to many reports, the month-long event broke many social media records. On Facebook, the World Cup was the biggest social media event, involving some 88 million users around the world. On Twitter, the...
Eugenie Bouchard on Social Media

Eugenie Bouchard on Social Media

Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard has been taking the tennis world by storm. She is now set to play in the Women’s Final at Wimbledon against the Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova (ranked 6th in the world). As Canadian and international fans alike are following her...