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A Handful of Presentations from ANZCA 2017

A number of us presented our recent research at the Australia New Zealand Communication Association conference at the University of Sydney last week. Here are some of the....

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....

A First Draft of the Present: Why We Must Preserve Social Media Content

History, they say, is written by the winners – but more concretely, it is written on the basis of the records that survive and are accessible to historians. For most of....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....