Vancouver engineer Trevor May is the man behind Politwitter.ca, a website that tracks politicians' use of social media, analyzes the data, and pumps it out into charts, bars, and graphs.
As the website describes itself, Politwitter is a "Canadian non-partisan political social media aggregator and directory," and its aim is to "make it easy to connect elected MPs and MLAs with the Canadian people." The website tracks tweets, Facebook activity, blog posts, even photos and videos, all in real-time.
Politwitter isn't new, but with the federal election picking up speed, politicians are turbocharging their social media use. It's an interactive way to keep up with politics in the social media space, though aesthetically mediocre and perhaps a little unclear in terms of navigation and data visuals. Nonetheless, it's quite an excellent way to waste time as we crawl toward voting day.
Below is our own infographic, which essentially consolidates a lot of the chief data Politwitter tracks in real-time. (Note: data in this graphic is a couple of days old.)