Crisis Processing Publications Twitter Visualisation — Snurb, 5 September 2011

After the ECPR conference in Reykjavík, I’ve been lucky enough to spend a week in Amsterdam, where I was invited to present a guest lecture as part of the festive opening of the University of Amsterdam’s ‘new media season': the official welcoming of the 2011/12 cohort of students in the MA in New Media. My talk presented an overview of our work in Mapping Online Publics so far, with special attention to our work on Twitter. In particular, I spoke about the role of Twitter during the Queensland floods and other crises, as well as our recent breakthroughs in identifying different tweeting activities taking place in the context of different hashtags.

Below are my slides for the talk, with audio (unfortunately I placed my voice recorder in front of the laptop exhaust fan, resulting in a very noisy recording that needed substantial noise reduction, so the audio quality is somewhat below par…). My sincere thanks to Richard Rogers for the invitation to speak to the MA students – looks like a very exciting course.

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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