Grading city councillors on their social-media presence
Here’s a fun Saturday distraction for municipal politics nerds: a report card by the Academy of the Impossible that grades every city councillor on his or her social media skills.
Shelley Carroll, the Ward 33 councillor who is never seen in public without a smartphone in hand, gets an A-. Mayor Ford gets a C, which is generous considering the fact that his Twitter feed is obviously written by staffers. Giorgio Mammoliti, councillor for Ward 7, gets a C-, which is fair. But come on, he doesn’t have to tweet if he wants to reach a bunch of people. All he has to do is open his mouth somewhere near a microphone and let the quotes fall out.