Crisis Processing Publications Twitter — Snurb, 27 June 2011

Tomorrow, our Mapping Online Publics project team is hosting the public research workshop The World According to Twitter at QUT, in collaboration with our visiting researchers Katrin Weller and Cornelius Puschmann from the Junior Researchers Group "Science and the Internet" at the University of Düsseldorf, Germany. The workshop is the first major event in our two ATN-DAAD research projects with colleagues in Düsseldorf and Münster, and should provide a great starting point for a very exciting research programme. We’ve already spent most of the past week in intensive research sharing mode with Katrin and Cornelius, and you’ll see some of the first outcomes of our brainstorming activities appear on this blog soon.

Tomorrow, though, is all about taking stock of where the still very nascent area of Twitter research is at. We’ll be making our contribution to the programme by looking at some of our key outcomes from the past year or so – especially, of course, our work on the use of Twitter in crises like the Queensland floods – as well as giving a first preview of what’s coming up later this year. And the day after tomorrow, we’re presenting a Twitter methods workshop at the Communities & Technologies conference here in Brisbane – more on that soon.

For now, though, here’s our presentation for tomorrow (I’ll try to add audio afterwards now with audio added – sorry, Jean’s part is a little hard to hear at first, but it get better):

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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