Politics Processing Publications Twitter Visualisation — Snurb, 15 December 2011

As 2011 winds down (which may also give me the time to do some more Gawk coding again – watch out for more updates soon), we’re still in the process of harvesting the results of our work over the last twelve months. Over the past few weeks, a clutch of articles based on our Mapping Online Publics research have finally seen the light of day:

Full details on all our outputs on the publications page, as always.

And that’s (almost) it for 2011, I guess – from floods to fabulous new research collaborations, it’s been some year… Let’s hope 2012 turns out to be slightly more sedate. As you already know, we’ve got a new research project into the use of social media in crisis communication starting early in the year, in partnership with the Queensland Department of Community Safety and the Eidos Institute – more on that as it picks up speed. For now, here’s a QUT news story which has the key details.

And finally, heartfelt congratulations to Mapping Online Publics team member Tim Highfield, who was today awarded a PhD for his study of the Australian and French political blogospheres. An electronic copy of his thesis should show up on QUT ePrints very soon…

About the Author

Dr Axel Bruns leads the QUT Social Media Research Group. He is an Associate 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 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 snurb.info, and he tweets as @snurb_dot_info.

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