Crisis

New Users in Times of Crisis (and Revolution)

New Users in Times of Crisis (and Revolution)

Darryl Woodford, 27 November 2013
As part of our recent work investigating the Twitter Userbase, we have collected data on accounts registered around the 2011 triad of natural disasters; the Queensland Floods (January), Christchurch Earthquake (22 February) and Tokyo Earthquake & [...]

#spill: How Twitter Reacted to the Labor Leadership Challenge

#spill: How Twitter Reacted to the Labor Leadership Challenge

Snurb, 27 June 2013
It’s that time of the electoral cycle again where the Australian Labor Party changes leaders in response to its flagging opinion polling. As with the 2010 leadership spill, which we touched on here, there was a [...]

Researching Social Media in Times of Crisis

Researching Social Media in Times of Crisis

Snurb, 4 April 2013
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 [...]

Social Media in Times of Crisis 2013: Register Now!

Social Media in Times of Crisis 2013: Register Now!

Snurb, 19 March 2013
Our research into the use of social media for crisis communication, which produced last year’s report on the use of Twitter during the 2011 Queensland floods and a variety of other outputs (on the Christchurch earthquakes, [...]

Some quick thoughts on Tweets around the Brisbane Gunman

Some quick thoughts on Tweets around the Brisbane Gunman

Darryl Woodford, 12 March 2013
The Brisbane Gunman Last week saw a gunman on Queen Street Mall, in the Brisbane CBD. Whilst a small scale event on the international stage, it did provide an example of an incident impacting upon a [...]

Recent media coverage: Twitter data ownership and the 2013 #qldfloods

Recent media coverage: Twitter data ownership and the 2013 #qldfloods

Jean Burgess, 2 March 2013
I’m writing this from Cambridge (MA, USA; not UK), where I’m a few days into my stint as a Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Research New England. I’m thrilled to be able to spend some quality time [...]

Our Work Featured by the Australian Research Council

Our Work Featured by the Australian Research Council

Snurb, 27 February 2013
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 [...]

Twitter and Crisis Communication from #qldfloods to #sandy

Twitter and Crisis Communication from #qldfloods to #sandy

Snurb, 7 November 2012
My recent trip to a number of European conferences and other research events also provided an opportunity to present some of our ongoing work on the use of social media in crisis communication – as our [...]

Around the World in 28 Days (and 14 Papers)

Around the World in 28 Days (and 14 Papers)

Snurb, 6 October 2012
It’s that time of the year again, when I set off for the usual end-of-year round of conferences – and this year has turned out to be an especially busy one. As I write this, Jean [...]

Call for Applicants: PhD Researcher on Crisis Communication Linkage Project

Call for Applicants: PhD Researcher on Crisis Communication Linkage Project

Snurb, 26 August 2012
Regular visitors to this site will be well familiar with our research into the use of social media in crisis communication – especially in the context of the 2011 Queensland floods and Christchurch earthquakes. We’re now [...]