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Postdoc Position Available: Public Sphere Theory and Social Media Analytics

In addition to the PhD position I advertised last week, I am now also offering a two-year, full-time postdoc position on the same project at Queensland University of Technology....

Call for PhD Applications: Social Media and Public Communication

We’re now looking for the second PhD student associated with my current ARC Future Fellowship project. The PhD student will receive an annual stipend of A$25,849 over the....

Twitter wakes up to harassment but the law is still sleeping

Twitter’s new system for reporting harassment and threats to law enforcement comes after the platform has received serious criticism for its poor handling of harassment. The....

Introducing the New South Wales Election Social Index

It’s state election season in Australia: the repercussions from Labor’s upset win in the January 2015 state election in Queensland have barely died down, but the New South....

Social Media at the Asian Cup: The Inside View

The AFC Asian Cup kicked off last Friday with a big crowd in Melbourne and the Socceroos setting a great vibe for the tournament, beating Kuwait 4-1. I arrived in Sydney on....

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....

Mapping the Brisbane G20 Leaders’ Summit

  Update (13 Nov): The interactive G20 maps are available at http://g20.thehypometer.com/maps/ and https://mappingg20.cartodb.com. _______________________ In mid-November....

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,....

Geographic split evident in Grand Finals on Twitter

That the AFL and NRL have a significant geographical split is of course no surprise. However, looking at the previous two Grand Finals on Twitter tells us something about....