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Sorry, @Canada is now on #Twitter

Sorry, @Canada is now on Twitter

Way back when in days of yore, everybody on social media was a person. That is, all the profiles on early, pioneering social platforms such as Friendster, Myspace and Facebook, were launched and managed by actual people.

Then brands came along, and we all got used to talking to brands on social. Then things got a bit weird. Brands started launching profiles for some of their products, and we all felt a bit strange chatting to @dietpepsi. It’s a canned beverage, after all. Who exactly do we think we’re talking to?

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Twitter Canada Is Officially Open For Business

Twitter’s Canadian office has officially opened its doors, with managing director Kirstine Stewart at its helm.

After a month of behind-the-scenes media action and 10 new employee hires, Twitter Canada is ready to roll.

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Bell Media Is First Canadian Broadcaster To Partner With Twitter On Social TV Research

In advance of the Canadian broadcasters’ upfronts, the yearly events where each network presents the next seasons’ shows to advertisers and media buyers, Bell Media and Twitter have announced a research partnership.

Per a Bell press release, the team-up will focus on the social TV behavior of Canadian viewers, the ROI of social TV initiatives, and the relationship between audience engagement and Twitter activity.

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Canadian Law Changed To Allow Tweeting Of Election Results

A new Canadian law has been put in place to allow citizens to discuss election results on Twitter or blogs before all the polls close across the country.
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The Happiest City In Canada Is… [INFOGRAPHIC]

Is it better to live in Vancouver or Toronto? Halifax or Montreal? Well, if Twitter is any indication, there is a clear winner among Canadian cities vying for top spot – at least in terms of how happy their residents are, which I think is a pretty good measure of which city is “best”.
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A Single Retweet Caused Palestinian Envoy To Canada To Be Fired

If this isn’t a key lesson in “watch what you tweet”, I don’t know what is: The (now former) Palestinian envoy to Canada was removed from her post after she retweeted a link to a video that was extremely offensive to Jews.
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41% of Canadian Politician’s Loyal Followers may Actually be Bots

With the Canadian election in full swing, we’re seeing more and more political analysis of Twitter in the great white north. And while some (mainly the leaders themselves, as they go full throttle into campaign mode) claim that large Twitter followings mean more support for a party or leader, new research from Dalhousie University says this isn’t necessarily so.
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Canada’s Dead Prime Ministers have Rap Battle on Twitter

The Canadian electoral campaign is in full swing, and the leaders have already gathered for an English and a French debate. However, those currently running for Prime Minister aren’t the only ones to take the election spotlight: a number of former (and currently dead) Prime Ministers are congregating on Twitter to have their own debates – and even a rap battle. Politics has never been so hip.
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Canadian Politicians Sent over 16,000 Tweets Since Beginning of Campaign 3 Weeks Ago

There’s a federal election brewing in Canada, with Canadians set to go to the polls on May 2nd. And, as with nearly every election in the past few years, social media is playing its part: politicians and political parties are jumping on Twitter to interact with voters, and all parties are claiming to be running a “social media” campaign.
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McDonald’s Canada is One of First Testers of Geo-Targeted Promoted Accounts

Twitter has finally expanded its advertising solution to include geo-targeted ads that display only to users based in a particular location, and one of its first testers is McDonald’s Canada. A lot is riding on this new advertising product, especially with all of the shake-ups at the top of Twitter’s chain of command.
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