For the 2011 election campaign, we're proud to unveil our new riding pages. With the "first" social-media election, and with the mind that politics is at times more interesting when local, we decided to put that to the test.
New to each of the 308 pages is a Twitter activity area tuned to the local riding. We have adopted the riding hashtag as proposed by the folks at Politwitter.ca along with other methods that help us identify tweets about the riding. See a few examples from Brampton, Vancouver Island and Montreal. Our home for all our riding pages are accessed off our new Places section.
We have also integrated Globe headlines into each page so that it pulls stories, blog posts or video if it is related to the area. Like our other article pages, you can comment on each riding, tweet it out, or share on Facebook.
In the coming weeks, we'll be adding search by postal code, final candidate lists, past election results and on election night, live results. We're constantly tweaking our work so we welcome your feedback in our comments.