Crisis Publications Twitter — Snurb, 4 April 2013
Researching Social Media in Times of Crisis

I’ve just returned home from the Social Media in Times of Crisis conference at the State Library of Queensland, which we organised together with our ARC Linkage partners at the Eidos Institute, and I’m pleased to report that it was a very stimulating and successful event – at one point, the associated hashtag #SMTC13 even became a trending topic. Eidos have recorded most of the event and I think this material will be made available at a later date – but to get us started for the moment, my keynote is below (with audio to follow later).

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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(2) Readers' Comments

  1. Great work Axel and Eidosa. It’s time Qld and Australia entered the 21st century, and we began to use the opportunuties ICT creates to solve real human porblems and to serve the common good..

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