Crisis

Talk about Disasters Workshop

Talk about Disasters Workshop

francesshaw, 1 July 2012
Our fabulous colleague (and co-author of the Queensland floods report) Frances Shaw came up to Brisbane this week to participate in a crisis communication workshop at Griffith University. Here are her impressions from the workshop, and [...]

Some Brief Updates: Twitter and Television, Arab Spring Symposium

Some Brief Updates: Twitter and Television, Arab Spring Symposium

Snurb, 23 June 2012
The Mapping Online Publics Team is currently busy at the CCI Winter School, but here, at least, are a handful of very quick updates. First, my colleagues Stephen Harrington, Tim Highfield and I have published a [...]

Yet another #qldfloods presentation

Yet another #qldfloods presentation

Jean Burgess, 4 June 2012
Last week I was in Sydney for the day to participate in the 6th Annual Enterprise Risk Management for Government conference in Sydney. There I encountered a very engaged group of people from government, private sector [...]

Twitter, the Queensland Floods, and the ABC

Twitter, the Queensland Floods, and the ABC

Snurb, 30 April 2012
And finally for our series of conference presentations over the past couple of weeks, here’s our talk from the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association conference in Brisbane last week. This was a bit of a strange one, as [...]

Twitter and Disaster Resilience: Lessons from #qldfloods and #eqnz

Twitter and Disaster Resilience: Lessons from #qldfloods and #eqnz

Snurb, 27 April 2012
We’re doing quite a few presentations of our crisis communication research at the moment. A few days after our ANZDMC presentation, I flew down to Melbourne to run a workshop on social media and disaster resilience [...]

Earthquakes on Twitter: Analysing the Four Christchurch #eqnz Events

Earthquakes on Twitter: Analysing the Four Christchurch #eqnz Events

Snurb, 25 April 2012
Continuing the catch-up with recent publications and presentations, I also wanted to share the paper which Jean Burgess and I presented at the Australia New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management conference in Brisbane last week. The [...]

CCI Report on #qldfloods and @QPSMedia in the 2011 Floods

CCI Report on #qldfloods and @QPSMedia in the 2011 Floods

Snurb, 11 January 2012
It’s difficult to believe that one year ago, significant parts of Brisbane were inundated by floodwaters; thankfully, there has been no repeat of the flood crisis this year. One of the few good news stories to [...]

Taking Twitter Metrics to a New Level (Part 3)

Taking Twitter Metrics to a New Level (Part 3)

Snurb, 2 January 2012
Update: revision 1.2 of metrify.awk is now available (still at the link below), and introduces some further functionality, which is outlined here. Over the past couple of posts, I’ve introduced our new metrify.awk Twitter metrics script, [...]

Taking Twitter Metrics to a New Level (Part 2)

Taking Twitter Metrics to a New Level (Part 2)

Snurb, 2 January 2012
Update: I’ve clarified/corrected some of the details relating to the percentile metrics contained in the first table which metrify.awk generates. Update 2: revision 1.2 of metrify.awk adds further functionality in addition to what is described below. [...]

New ARC Linkage project: Social media in times of crisis

New ARC Linkage project: Social media in times of crisis

Jean Burgess, 1 November 2011
This morning the Australian Research Council announced the latest round of major grant funding, and I’m pleased to be able to report some very good news. Along with our CCI colleagues Kate Crawford and Terry Flew, [...]