Tag Archives: Twitter

Doug Elniski: now just another walled off politician?

by DJ Kelly June 23, 2009

Did MLA Doug Elniski do something dumb? Yes. Was posting his thoughts online the mistake? No. This is what makes social media such a powerful tool when it comes to politics: you get a chance to see inside the mind of our leaders and what makes them tick. And as you can imagine, when you […]

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Conversing with Alberta politicians on Twitter

by DJ Kelly June 4, 2009

Twitter has proved to be a pretty powerful tool for democratic engagement. The Bill 44 debate cemented that belief because MLAs were having conversations on Twitter with constituents well into the night as the live debate in the Legislature continued. I think the argument put forward by Ian Bushfield over on his blog “Terahertz” regarding […]

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"To tweet or not to tweet?" More like The Tempest!

by DJ Kelly May 7, 2009

At Lunchbox Theatre I floated an idea that was more than a little out there. I didn’t expect it to gain much traction (in marketing you get used to that happening when you propose things “outside of the box”). But it did gain traction. And after getting the approval of the AD, GM, Literary Manager […]

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Where database technology is taking us

by DJ Kelly April 21, 2009

I have extolled the virtues of databases for years. (I’m certainly no pioneer in this field so I’m not looking for any kind of pat on the back or anything.) I love how they can take extremely complex data and distill it down into actually usable chunks. After all, what good is information if you […]

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