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Now Out: The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics

The first new SMRG publication for 2016 has arrived: we’re delighted to announce that a major collection edited by Axel Bruns and colleagues Gunn Enli, Eli Skogerbø, Anders....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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,....

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....

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....

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....

#ausvotes: Twitter Activity across the Electorates

Over at Mapping Online Publics, we’ve begun to cover the role of Twitter during the 2013 Australian federal election. Following on from yesterday’s update of overall Twitter....