For election coverage, will Canadians stick with traditional media?

A column in the Ottawa Citizen allays the claim that Canada’s May 2 election is the ‘social media election.’

Not so fast, says digital public affairs strategist Mark Blevis.

In the Ottawa Citizen, Blevis writes:

“Twitter is still relatively unexplored territory in Canada. An Aug. 11, 2010 news release published by comScore, Inc. suggests 13 per cent of Canadians (roughly 4.5 million people) use Twitter. It’s safe to assume only a subset of those people are Tweeting as part of the political discourse and even fewer are identifying their political thoughts and links to political information …

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