Crisis Twitter — Snurb, 27 February 2013
Our Work Featured by the Australian Research Council

It’s not every day that your work gets an acknowledgment from the most important research funding and evaluation authority in the country – but today is one such day: our research into the use of Twitter in the 2011 south east Queensland floods has been highlighted in the 2011/12 Annual Report of the Australian Research Council. The report contains a range of case studies of major research achievements across all the disciplines for which the ARC provides funding – and our work is featured in a case study on page 34.

Our full report into the use of #qldfloods and the role of the Queensland Police Service @QPSMedia account during the floods was published by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation in January 2012, and is available here.

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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