Canadians: Spreading Love and Knowledge Across Social Media

Canadian Hashtags
Rahman Mohamed

In their sesquicentennial Canucks are working to show the world what they are.  As a multicultural society Canadians are diverse.  Although there are persons of different backgrounds and heritages they acknowledge a common identity: Canadian.  Whether the Canuck (a Canadian not the Vancouver NHL team) is telling the world who it is or trying to learn more about the one who chose to live in the eternal Winter, messages are being spread across social media. Continue reading

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The Hashtag Effect

The influence of Twitter Hashtags
Rahman Mohamed
Updated 1 February 2017

Social media has been changing the world.  Today people are more interconnected than ever before; more than one person from Greenland can discuss food or politics with users in South Africa and India on Twitter; without leaving their home, seeing each others faces or even knowing their real name they know what’s happening in each others’ life.  Today a man from America can share photos with a lady from China on Facebook.  Eventually they may meet, fall in love, and marry.

Leaders of the world have recognized this.  Political and world leaders are using Twitter, interacting with each other and their Followers more than ever before.  In the 2015 Canadian Federal Election Social Media was used by political leaders and parties to reach Canadians across the Great White North.

Earlier this year, February 12, Bloomberg reported that Facebook has higher earning, users, and is used more frequently than Twitter.  On the other hand Twitter is used more often by urban and higher educated users.  It’s also used more than Facebook to stay in touch with the world.  More recently social movements have taken to social media using Hashtags – words or a phrase with “#” in front.  If you click on a hashtag you see all the public Tweets that have used it, Tweets that have included the hashtag.

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Can Social Media Decide?

Rahman Mohamed

From Day 1 there are Polls.  CBC reported that the writ was dropped on August 2 to start a 78 day/11 week federal campaign, election date set on 1 January 2015 for October 19.  On 28 July the NDP and Conservatives both held one-third of support.  Today the question is whether or not Polls can predict

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