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Posts Tagged ‘Canadian’

40% Of Canadian Execs Use Social Media Because They “Need To” [STUDY]

It’s a good thing this survey of Canadian business executives was anonymous, or else plenty of people would be questioning how informed they are about their everyday business decisions.

Of the 400 executives polled on their approach to social media, 40 percent – or 160 total – say they’re using social media because they feel they need, but don’t necessarily want, be using it.
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Canadian Businesses Are Giving Twitter The Silent Treatment [SURVEY]

You’d think with all the buzz, social media would be more popular than it is among Canadian business.

Only 17 percent of 1,000 executives surveyed recently say they use Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn to regularly post updates as well as monitor what’s being said about their business. And this means they’re losing a valuable opportunity to engage their online audience.
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Canadian Twitter Users Are Online Twice As Long As The Average Internet User [STATS]

We all knew Twitter was addictive, but perhaps Canadians know the feeling more than others: Canadians who use Twitter will spend, on average, twice as long on the internet in general compared to the average user.
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Canadian Politician And Newspaper Battle It Out On Twitter – And Then Make Up

Maybe Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi was advised against having an all-out Twitter war with the media, or maybe it’s just the fact that Canadians are “nice”, but he has diffused what could have been a lengthy and fiery spat between himself and the local Calgary Sun newspaper on Twitter. If you’re looking for a lesson on dealing with a Twitter fight, here’s one for you.
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Possible Prison Sentences For Anyone Campaigning On Twitter In Thailand On Election Day

Any Thai candidate or supporter caught campaigning on Twitter on the evening before the July 3rd election will face up to six months behind bars, according to officials.
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Twitter Users Flaunt Canadian Law Against Tweeting Election Results

Last night’s Canadian election results were supposed to remain hush-hush until all of the polls had closed, according to a dated law in Canada’s Elections Act – but that didn’t stop hundreds of Twitter users from tweeting the results ahead of the poll closures, potentially risking a $2,500 fine each.
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Canadian PM Takes to Twitter to Speak to Canadians About Future of the Internet

Canadian internet users have been up-in-arms about a recent law that would see caps put on their internet usage and severe per-gigabyte costs on anything they do online. While Canadians have grown increasingly vocal about this new regulation, the government had remained relatively mum – until last night. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper went public yesterday in favor of reviewing, and possibly retracting, the regulation, bypassing traditional media and choosing instead to speak to Canadians via Twitter.
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