Friday, October 19, 2012

Social Media and The 2012 Regina Municipal Election

*DISCLAIMER: Look, I'm not here to tell to you who to vote for, that's your decision. This is my opinion on how a few of the top candidates for Mayor of Regina in the 2012 Municipal Election are using social media.*

Let's look at some platform comparisons.
Oh no, dear reader, not those platforms, I'm talking about social platforms..

PLATFORM COMPARISONS

 

FACEBOOK

FACEBOOK PAGE LIKES
Meka 2012 859
Team Marian Donnelly for Mayor 2012 779
CreelmanKid* 81
Michael Fougere 71
Dr. Liz Brass 20

TWITTER

NAME HANDLE FOLLOWERS FOLLOWING TWEETS
Marian Donnelly @mariandonnelly 833 899 708
Meka2012.ca @meka4mayor 774 554 1160
Michael Fougere @fougere4mayor 752 185 193
Marian4Mayor @Marian4Mayor 506 455 310
David Carnegie* @CreelmanKid 455 196 9277
Liz Brass 4 Mayor @LizBrass 254 180 308

*I threw myself in there just for comparison. I'm not running. Yet... #Carnegie2020


Not bad, but there's more to social media than just the numbers. I mean hey, the account could be run by a team and not just the candidate, their followers could all be bots, who knows? Let's take a closer look at how each of the candidates uses social media...