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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....

The World Cup that was: a look back through social media

On Sunday, Germany held the World Cup aloft after scoring a goal in extra time. Somewhat surprisingly, the final wasn’t the most tweeted event of the 2014 tournament: that....

Bigger than the Superbowl: the World Cup breaks viewing records

It’s official: more people in the US are streaming the World Cup than this year’s Superbowl, so it’s no surprise sports channel ESPN this week reported a 46% increase....