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Q&A: Turning a non-voter into a voter - The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Published Monday, Nov. 26 2012

There is a body of experiments that shows person-to-person contact does something to turn a non-voter into a voter that no television ad can. Smart campaigns, and Barack Obama’s is the best example of this, are making the investments to create these types of interactions.
voting  elections  political_campaigns  massive_data_sets  microtargeting  Campaign_2012 
january 2014 by jerryking
Listen to Pandora, and It Listens Back -
Published: January 4, 2014

After years of customizing playlists to individual listeners by analyzing components of the songs they like, then playing them tracks with similar traits, the company has started data-mining users’ musical tastes for clues about the kinds of ads most likely to engage them. ... some companies are trying to differentiate themselves by using their proprietary data sets to make deeper inferences about individuals and try to influence their behavior... Pandora, for one, has a political ad-targeting system that has been used in presidential and congressional campaigns, and even a few for governor. It can deconstruct users’ song preferences to predict their political party of choice.
Pandora  music  massive_data_sets  algorithms  behavioural_targeting  data  voting  elections  online_advertising  streaming 
january 2014 by jerryking
How the political shift among Jewish voters plays in Canada - The Globe and Mail
JEFFREY SIMPSON | Columnist profile | E-mail
From Wednesday's Globe and Mail
Published Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2011
Jeffrey_Simpson  voting  Jewish 
september 2011 by jerryking
Toronto’s angry (non-white)voters
Oct. 27, 2010 | Nat. Post | Editorial. Mr. Ford’s victory
represents more than just a backlash against busybody govt. & big
spending: It represents a potential right-turn in the voting patterns of
Canada’s immigrant communities.
Notwithstanding what Ford’s opponents & their Toronto Star echo
chamber wanted voters to believe, white men aren’t the only Torontonians
in an angry mood: 47% of voters marked the ballot for a candidate who
promised to “stop the gravy train”...Most newcomers don’t dwell on
making Toronto “inclusive,” or alternative art exhibits or publicly
funded ethnic festivals. They are busy working long hrs. to feed their
children & put a roof over their heads. They don’t sympathize with
“fair wage” policies that pay inflated prices to keep unions happy, at
the expense of taxpayers who get by on mkt. wages. You only had to walk
through Ford’s victory party— as one editorial board member did on
Monday night — to see how the city’s electoral allegiances are changing.
Rob_Ford  mayoral  Toronto  diversity  immigrants  voting  ethnic_communities  editorials  echo_chambers  white_men 
october 2010 by jerryking

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