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Some Questions about Filter Bubbles, Polarisation, and the APIcalypse

Rafael Grohmann from the Brazilian blog DigiLabour has asked me to answer some questions about my recent work – and especially my new book Are Filter Bubbles Real?,....

Filter Bubbles and Echo Chambers: Debunking the Myths

(Crossposted from the Polity blog.) Filter bubbles and echo chambers have become very widely accepted concepts – so much so that even Barack Obama referenced the....

One Day in the Life of a National Twittersphere

Taking a break from all the politics, Brenda Moon and I have examined everything that goes on in the Australian Twittersphere on a given day. We found....

Presenting Gatewatching and News Curation at Media@Sydney

A month ago I was able to present the themes of my latest book Gatewatching and News Curation at the University of Sydney, as part of its Media@Sydney series of talks –....

Live Trends in the Australian Twittersphere

As a first piece of work that builds on QUT’s new Digital Observatory – a collaboration between the QUT Institute for Future Environments and the QUT Digital Media Research....

A Round-Up of New Publications from the QUT Digital Media Research Centre

A substantial number of new social media research publications from the Digital Media Research Centre have recently shown up on QUT’s ePrints repository. Here’s an overview: Tanya....

Just Published: Gatewatching and News Curation

I am delighted to announce the publication of my new book Gatewatching and News Curation: Journalism, Social Media, and the Public Sphere, in Peter Lang’s Digital Formations....

Social Media, Habitual Gatewatching, and the News Industry

A few weeks ago I visited Israel to present a keynote at the inaugural Haifa-LINKS Symposium on Content Producers. The keynote draws on my new book Gatewatching and News Curation:....

A New Map of the Australian Twittersphere

Researchers from the QUT Digital Media Research Centre have released a new, detailed analysis of the structure of the Australian Twittersphere. Covering some 3.72 million....

The Library of Congress Twitter Archive: A Failure of Historic Proportions

It’s dead: the U.S. Library of Congress has officially pulled the plug on its project to create a full, complete archive of all of Twitter — past, present, and future.....