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Introducing the Queensland Election Social Index

Election season has come around in the state of Queensland again, and somewhat earlier than expected. As with the previous Queensland and Australian elections, we are of course....

Our Presentations at the Association of Internet Researchers Conference 2014

Another year is almost over, which must mean that conference season is upon us. This means, in particular, our annual pilgrimage to the wonderful annual conference of the....

From ATNIX to Hitwise: Australian Online News Audiences, 2012-14

It’s been a long time since I’ve published the Australian Twitter News Index (ATNIX) on a semi-regular basis – other commitments got the better of me for some time,....

SMRG Guest Presentation: Social Media, Politics and Journalism in Germany

At QUT, we’ve just hosted a research visit by Prof. Christoph Neuberger and Asst.Prof. Christian Nuernbergk from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, with whom we have....

Call: QUT Creative Industries Faculty PhD Scholarships for 2015 Entry

Join the QUT Social Media Research Group! Applicants with excellent academic track records (equal to an Australian Bachelor Degree with First Class Honours) or equivalent....

First Steps in Exploring the Australian Twittersphere

Twitter is widely used in Australia, but we don’t actually know such a great deal about the structure and dynamics of the Australian Twittersphere. Back in 2011/12, our....

Alfred Hermida Livestream

Update 10 December: The archive recording of Alfred Hermida’s guest lecture is now available below (DW) As we’ve previously announced, the QUT Social Media Research....

A Round-Up of Our Recent Presentations

The end-of-year conference season is over, and the various members of the Social Media Research Group are returning to QUT for a well-deserved summer break. This seems as....

Alfred Hermida Guest Lecture at QUT

We’re exceptionally pleased to be able to host a special guest lecture by internationally renowned journalism scholar Alfred Hermida at the end of November – please join....

New Book: Twitter and Society

We’re delighted to announce the launch of the first book to emerge from the QUT Social Media Research Group, in collaboration with the Junior Researchers Group “Science....