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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....

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....

Big Brother’s Radar, Social Media and Public Votes

Big Brother is undoubtedly one of the most popular Australian shows on Social Media. Outside of ABC’s weekly hit Q&A, our 2013 study of Australian TV found Big Brother....

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#digcult14 – a Symposium on Gender, Sexuality and Social Media

On the 28th October, we will be hosting a symposium here at QUT dedicated to questions of gender, sexuality and social media. The symposium will be followed the next day by....

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The dark art of Facebook fiddling with your news feed

Facebook’s news feed is probably the most-used feature of the social network. It organises posts, photos, links and advertisements from your friends and the pages you follow....