Sunday, March 27, 2011

List of federal Hastags for Toronto

I found a great list of alphabetic #hashtags in a tweet/blog, shortly after I found the unique numeric hashtags that integrate with website called Election id Numbers

 said my riding "York Centre" edid number / hashtag is #r35103 but the above blog suggested #YorkC but in the past municipal election the only one I've seen in use was #YorkCent
In the municipal election I saw a similar list and the attempt to have a consistent alphanumeric hashtag for every ward and  hashtags like #v4tw10 didn't take off.  Only the ones that make sense and are easy to remember like #ward10 were used even though it was being used by other cities around North America

One other inconsistency I found my myself doing was a dyslexic variation of #elxn41 spelled #exln41
Another inconsistent hash-tag is #CanPoli instead of the more often used #CdnPoli

My response (posted March 28th) was Q: Have you tested all of these #hashtags to confirm they have not been used by other countries or organizations? A: I've been busy with campaigning, so finding replacements has been a pretty organic process

Q: Have you seen or considered the numbered hashtags @cka_politwit has already suggested? A: I just find them less humanistic and intuitive than alphabetical tags. @cka_politwit   response is found here

Here is the list of both hashtags for Toronto with some alternatives and with room more. 

You can look up your Riding name and edid's by postal code
as of March 29th these hashtags for all of Toronto was added here

#r35005 Beaches—East York - #beaey
r#35015 Don Valley East - #dve should be #DonVE
r#35016 Don Valley West - #dvw should be #DonVW
r#35017 Eglinton—Lawrence - #eglaw 
r#35019 Etobicoke Centre - #etoc
r#35022 Etobicoke—Lakeshore - #etol 
r#35024 Etobicoke North - #eton should be #etobn
r#35023 Parkdale—High Park - #parkhp 
r#35068 Pickering—Scarborough East - #picscare 
r#35072 St. Paul's - #stpaul should be #stpauls
r#35081 Scarborough—Agincourt - #scarag
r#35084 Scarborough Centre - #scarc
r#35080 Scarborough—Guildwood - #scarguil
r#35082 Scarborough—Rouge River -#scarrour
r#35083 Scarborough Southwest - #scarsw
r#35077 Toronto Centre - #torc should be #TorCen 
r#35093 Toronto—Danforth - #tord should be #TorDan 
r#35094 Trinity—Spadina - #trinspa
r#35095 Willowdale - #willow should be #willowD 
#r35103 York Centre -#yorkc or should it be #YorkCent 
r#35105 York—Simcoe -#yorksim
r#35106 York South—Weston #yorksw
r#35104 York West #yorkw

Sunday, October 31, 2010

How did social Media affect the election

 Following the municipal election candidates on twitter gave me a couple of surprises. 
1. The number of followers, tweets, re-tweets, had no reflections on the number of votes and those in the bottom 35 accounted for <5% of the vote and those that dropped out account for <1% of the vote.
2. The tone or the negative tweets didn't negatively reflect on the support at the polls.

Three things that didn't surprise me
1. only 50-70% of candidates used twitter and/or facebook, and some of them didn't use it at all
Candidates in the 2010 October Toronto Mayor Race (official primary or active twitter account)
2. There was a lot more sharing of ideas, by the otherwise 35 unknown candidates to the 5 in the media spotlight (ignoring those that dropped out the race before the deadline)
3. Some candidates just used it to follow or put another down instead of sharing their own platform.
4. The number of non official mayor accounts (I found 38) almost out numbered the number of candidates 40
unofficial, unreal, or funny, copycat or mocking, but isn't imitation the best form of flattery

People this list follows

AcidGuy4Mayor acidguyformayor
danformayor Dan Phillips
subwaymayor subway mayor
fakemambamayor Fake Mamba Mayor
MovieMayor Bert Xanadu
mayorzanta Zanta
sarahskey Not Sarah Thomson
RoccoForMayor Rocco
danformayortv Dan For Mayor
mayorofmars Mayor of Mars
SecondCityTO Second City Toronto
NoNameMayor Toronto Mayor
mambamayor Mamba Mayor
rebelmayor WilliamLyonMacKenzie
Giorgio_News Giorgio News
giorgio_4_mayor giorgio mammoliti
MayorGiambrone Adam

About Me

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Tweeter and now Blogger, interested in Toronto Transit improvements, Bicycling and following the Mayor Race in Toronto so I can make an informed vote instead of just picking the last name I heard in the mainstream Media I've decided to locate all the mayor platforms be it on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, or personal websites. I no longer satisfied with someones editorial slant based on a brief interview or second hand information. During the up coming months I will attempt with twitter follow and Re-Tweet their ideas/platforms and leave all their 4square updates, personal adventures, comments and bashing of other candidate out of my twitter stream