Do primary debates impact the conversations on social media?

“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.” – Dalai Lama INTRODUCTION With less than a year before the next US Presidential Election, the Democratic and Republican parties are marching towards their respective presidential primaries but on vastly different paths. On the Democrat … Read more

Twitter data shows NDP, Liberals gaining grounds on Conservatives in key provinces in September

Winning hearts and minds on Twitter – where does each party stand in each province for the 2015 Canadian Election?   1. A quick look at the distribution of the seats between provinces and understanding the key battlegrounds   Ontario 121 35.80% BC 42 12.43% Alberta 34 10.06% Quebec 78 23.08% Manitoba 14 4.14% Saskatchewan 14 4.14% Nova … Read more

Greferendum and the fate of Greece: the most illustrative tweets on the historic decision tomorrow

Greece’s deteriorating fiscal crisis reached a new stage as the referendum proposed by Greece’s Syriza party put an end to the possibility of a fast resolution to the ongoing debt talks. The result of the referendum will have immense economic and geopolitical impact to Greece and a number of members of EU. In this post, we aim … Read more

Bi-Partisan Reach on Twitter: Hillary Clinton Has More Influence on Twitter Than the Entire Republican Candidate Pool

History has proven that presidential elections can be won by leveraging technology to touch and convert voters. Technology once again will be in the spotlight and play a critical role in determining the outcome of the 2016 election. Political institutions that can leverage the power of new technology platforms to connect to their constituents more effectively … Read more