Identify your influencers: case study @Baird resignation

Identify your influencers: case study @Baird resignation

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird stood up in the House of Commons to announce his retirement from cabinet and politics this morning — something that was anticipated after the impending retirement was leaked on to Twitter. Like a true, digitally-engaged...
2014 #cdnpoli year in review: MPs and Twitter

2014 #cdnpoli year in review: MPs and Twitter

MPs put 184,323 tweets on the books for 2014, just less-than a 1% increase on 2013’s 182,611 tweets. Using Sysomos Heartbeat and Full Duplex’s proprietary Compass tool, we have gathered data and conducted analysis on 2014. Yesterday we looked at the most...
2014 #cdnpoli year in review: issues and themes

2014 #cdnpoli year in review: issues and themes

The new session of Parliament is set to begin, tomorrow. The 2014 year-end analysis of political programs and media coverage is done. Pundits have already exhausted discussion of their top issues picks from the year. Which means, it’s also time for us to parse...
Canadian federal e-petitions system one step closer to reality

Canadian federal e-petitions system one step closer to reality

The expanding field of digital tools in public affairs and democratic engagement has bought about many opportunities and challenges. One we have followed with great interest is that of e-petitions. There are many third-party sites — some aligned with particular...
Journalists and media dominate federal leaders’ Twitter interests

Journalists and media dominate federal leaders’ Twitter interests

FullDuplex.ca and Abacus Data recently published Matters of Opinion 2014, a detailed report on how Canadian opinions are shaped by online information and interactions. In an effort to keep our report under 20 pages, we excluded a lot of research from the final report....