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Presenting Gatewatching and News Curation at Media@Sydney

A month ago I was able to present the themes of my latest book Gatewatching and News Curation at the University of Sydney, as part of its Media@Sydney series of talks –....

Live Trends in the Australian Twittersphere

As a first piece of work that builds on QUT’s new Digital Observatory – a collaboration between the QUT Institute for Future Environments and the QUT Digital Media Research....

A Round-Up of New Publications from the QUT Digital Media Research Centre

A substantial number of new social media research publications from the Digital Media Research Centre have recently shown up on QUT’s ePrints repository. Here’s an overview: Tanya....

Just Published: Gatewatching and News Curation

I am delighted to announce the publication of my new book Gatewatching and News Curation: Journalism, Social Media, and the Public Sphere, in Peter Lang’s Digital Formations....

Social Media, Habitual Gatewatching, and the News Industry

A few weeks ago I visited Israel to present a keynote at the inaugural Haifa-LINKS Symposium on Content Producers. The keynote draws on my new book Gatewatching and News Curation:....

The Library of Congress Twitter Archive: A Failure of Historic Proportions

It’s dead: the U.S. Library of Congress has officially pulled the plug on its project to create a full, complete archive of all of Twitter — past, present, and future.....

A Handful of Presentations from ANZCA 2017

A number of us presented our recent research at the Australia New Zealand Communication Association conference at the University of Sydney last week. Here are some of the....

Twitter in Australia: How We’ve Grown and What We Talk About

There are plenty of assumptions and not a great deal of reliable data about how we use social media. Twitter, for example, is variously accused of being a haven for leftist....

A First Draft of the Present: Why We Must Preserve Social Media Content

History, they say, is written by the winners – but more concretely, it is written on the basis of the records that survive and are accessible to historians. For most of....

Now Out: The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics

The first new SMRG publication for 2016 has arrived: we’re delighted to announce that a major collection edited by Axel Bruns and colleagues Gunn Enli, Eli Skogerbø, Anders....