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#hereifyouneed: An Inside View of Social Media at the Netball World Cup

The Netball World Cup kicked off in Sydney on Friday and it’s been a big four days of the competition so far! The blockbuster game, Australia v New Zealand, took place on....

Special Issue of Social Media + Society – Call for Papers

Special Issue of Social Media and Society: Making Digital Cultures of Gender and Sexuality with Social Media Jean Burgess, Elija Cassidy, Stefanie Duguay, and Ben Light Digital....

Another Month, Another Election: Tracking the UK General Election

Over the past few months we have already provided some live analysis of the social media activities around the Queensland and New South Wales state elections, using our Election....

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....