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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....

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....

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“It’s a Match!” Dating and hooking up with digital media

Dating websites and apps have exploded in popularity over the past couple of years, taking advantage especially of the growth of smartphone use and advances in geolocation....

When Canadians get mad (at Rob Ford), they retweet

As a Canadian overseas, I can’t say that I want to perpetuate news about Toronto’s Mayor Rob Ford, since he is often one of the main topics that people bring up....

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....

BB16 Week 3 Wrap: Native hashtags vs. the newcomers

Since our first BB16 blog, there has been two eliminations and a lot of drama – in the house and online. We are fairly strapped for time at the moment trying to get....