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A New Map of the Australian Twittersphere

Researchers from the QUT Digital Media Research Centre have released a new, detailed analysis of the structure of the Australian Twittersphere. Covering some 3.72 million....

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....

Crisis Communication: Saving Time and Lives in Disasters through Smarter Social Media

By Terry Flew and Axel Bruns (crossposted from The Conversation) As the worst bushfires seen for generations in New South Wales raged across the Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands....

QUT DMRC+SMRG @ IR16 (Phoenix AZ, 21-24 October 2015)

It’s that time of year where SMRG members pack up their slides and head to various conferences, symposia, and workshops around the world, with the annual Association....

Call for Applications: CCI Digital Methods Summer School, 15-19 Feb. 2016 (#cciss16)

We are now inviting applications for the 2016 CCI Digital Methods Summer School. The deadline for application is Monday 21 Sep. 2016. Hosted by the QUT Digital Media Research....

QUT Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC) PhD Scholarships for 2016 Entry

The Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is now calling for expressions of interest from prospective postgraduate research students....