Crisis Publications Twitter Visualisation — Snurb, 11 April 2011

Hot on the heels of last week’s very successful Eidos Institute symposium on Social Media in Times of Crisis, in Brisbane, comes the Emergency Media and Public Affairs conference in Canberra; I’m flying down tomorrow to present an overview of our analysis of the Queensland floods (#qldfloods) and Christchurch earthquake (#eqnz) on Twitter. Looking forward to meeting up with a few people I’ve only followed from a distance so far!

Ahead of the conference, here’s the presentation for tomorrow – I’ll add audio later if I can now also with audio. Also to come soon: a media round-up of the Eidos event.

About the Author

Dr Axel Bruns leads the QUT Social Media Research Group. He is an ARC Future Fellow and Professor in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Bruns is the author of Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life and Beyond: From Production to Produsage (2008) and Gatewatching: Collaborative Online News Production (2005), and a co-editor of Twitter and Society, A Companion to New Media Dynamics and Uses of Blogs (2006). He is a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation. His research Website is at, and he tweets as @snurb_dot_info.

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(7) Readers' Comments

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  2. Hey very interesting…am currently doing media and communication at canterbury, doing a research paper on twitter use following the earthquake and how it contributes to ‘situational awareness’ so your work is very helpful!!

    • Thanks Olivia – glad you found it useful…


  3. Hi Axel, working in emergency services and doing my Masters in Comms at UTS. Listening to your presentations, I feel like I’ve stumbled across something real important – building community resilience through social media is something I would like to explore more deeply. Thanks for your insights. Please let us know where you are speaking next so we have the opportunity to attend.

  4. Hi Melanie,

    Thanks for your feedback – glad you found it useful. I’ll be speaking at the Emergency Management conference in Melbourne on 13 July 2011, and we also have a panel on social media during crisis events at the Communities and Technologies conference in Brisbane (29 June – 2 July 2011); perhaps you can make it to one of those…


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