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Twitter in Australia: How We’ve Grown and What We Talk About

There are plenty of assumptions and not a great deal of reliable data about how we use social media. Twitter, for example, is variously accused of being a haven for leftist....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

Let’s Get Visual: Infographics of the Twittersphere

Hello World! My name is Kate Guy and I’m a Creative Industries student at QUT. I became involved in this project through the VRES (Vacation Research Experience Scholarship)....

A Round-Up of Our Recent Presentations

The end-of-year conference season is over, and the various members of the Social Media Research Group are returning to QUT for a well-deserved summer break. This seems as....

Towards Data Science

Hi – I am Troy Sadkowsky, and I am the resident data scientist in the QUT Social Media Research Group.  How I became known as a data scientist is an interesting story (and....