Changes in Technology & Politics and their effect on Business
OTTAWA — In the federal election of 2000, only a handful of candidates boasted their own websites. Flash forward 11 years, and the Internet has become a critical element of all election campaigns.
Research suggests Canadians are among the world’s most engaged users of the Internet, spending an average of 42 hours online a month.
And social media have dramatically transformed the Internet from a mere information source to an election battlefield, with sites such as Facebook, You-Tube and Twitter all playing key roles.