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#digcult14 – a Symposium on Gender, Sexuality and Social Media

On the 28th October, we will be hosting a symposium here at QUT dedicated to questions of gender, sexuality and social media. The symposium will be followed the next day by....

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....

The World Cup that was: a look back through social media

On Sunday, Germany held the World Cup aloft after scoring a goal in extra time. Somewhat surprisingly, the final wasn’t the most tweeted event of the 2014 tournament: that....

Bigger than the Superbowl: the World Cup breaks viewing records

It’s official: more people in the US are streaming the World Cup than this year’s Superbowl, so it’s no surprise sports channel ESPN this week reported a 46% increase....

Social Media in Emergencies a highlight at ANZDEM Conference

In May 2014, Emma Potter (PhD Candidate) and I attended the Australia and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management (ANZDEM) Conference on the Gold Coast. The conference....

Big Brother 16 #Kickoff

The Big Brother 16 ‘kickoff’ (with its own hashtag) and premiere (also with its own hashtag) really got the ball rolling for this year’s version of the most engaging....

View from Brazil: Twitter as a tool for protest – and procrastination

Twitter activity this week, just like the World Cup, has definitely not slowed since the opening match. Here, we look at the shift in conversation as the tournament begins....

Brands are big winners in the ‘first social media World Cup’

This article was originally published on The Conversation, 19 July 2014 by Darryl Woodford & Katie Prowd The 2014 World Cup has already seen a significant volume of Twitter....

Alfred Hermida Livestream

Update 10 December: The archive recording of Alfred Hermida’s guest lecture is now available below (DW) As we’ve previously announced, the QUT Social Media Research....