Culture

Tweeting the A-League: The Success Story So Far

Tweeting the A-League: The Success Story So Far

Snurb, 10 October 2013
Now that the AFL and NRL Grand Finals are over, Australia turns its attention again towards real football: the A-League season 2013/14 starts this Friday. That’s a good enough reason to review how the game has [...]

Australian Reality TV on Twitter: A Two Horse Race

Australian Reality TV on Twitter: A Two Horse Race

Darryl Woodford, 13 August 2013
Last weekend provided an opportunity to compare the three currently running Australian reality television series, and their social media presence, with Big Brother Showdown on Saturday night, and both X-Factor and Masterchef airing on Sunday. For [...]

A Month of Vines: An early look at Vine through Twitter

A Month of Vines: An early look at Vine through Twitter

Darryl Woodford, 12 April 2013
With my CCI colleague Jean Burgess, we have recently been tracking the development and use of Vine through our existing Twitter tools. More on accessing and tracking Vine will be forthcoming in future posts, but below [...]

An honest mistake: how to recover from a mistweet

An honest mistake: how to recover from a mistweet

Theresa Sauter, 22 March 2013
In a previous blog post, I discussed the re-awakening of the @pontifex Twitter account, which had been sede vacante after Pope Benedict XVI stepped down and a new Pope had not yet been elected. Only minutes [...]

HABEMUS PAPAM FRANCISCUM: Pope Francis’s first @pontifex tweet and public reactions

HABEMUS PAPAM FRANCISCUM: Pope Francis’s first @pontifex tweet and public reactions

Theresa Sauter, 20 March 2013
The new Pope’s first tweet was published shortly after Jorge Mario Bergolio stepped out onto the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica to make his first public appearance, taking on (one of) his new role(s) as celebrity [...]

Starting 2013 with an Article on Twitter and #Eurovision

Starting 2013 with an Article on Twitter and #Eurovision

Snurb, 7 January 2013
The new year has barely begun, but I’m delighted to say that we’ve already clocked up our first publication for 2013: Information, Communication & Society has just published an article by Tim Highfield, Stephen Harrington and [...]

Twitter and the Media in Europe and Australia

Twitter and the Media in Europe and Australia

Snurb, 5 November 2012
A key theme in our recent research is the place of Twitter in the wider media ecology, globally as well as in specific domestic contexts. There are a number of ways that the relationship between Twitter [...]

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 [...]

Talking Digital Methods in Bristol

Talking Digital Methods in Bristol

Snurb, 23 September 2012
At the start of July, I had the pleasure of being one of the three speakers at the inaugural Digital Methods as Mainstream Methodology workshop in Bristol (I posted my presentation from the event here a [...]

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 [...]