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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, [...]

PhD Opportunities in Social Media Analysis at QUT

PhD Opportunities in Social Media Analysis at QUT

Snurb, 6 September 2011
It’s that time of the year again: we are now calling for expressions of interest from prospective students interested in doing their PhD research with us in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and [...]

A First Map of Australia, Part 2: Twitter’s States and Territories

A First Map of Australia, Part 2: Twitter’s States and Territories

Snurb, 9 August 2011
I’m following up a little further on my post of our first, very tentative and incomplete, map of the Australian Twittersphere, for another slightly more detailed look. First, though – also in response to some of [...]

Event: Social Media in Times of Crisis

Snurb, 28 March 2011
A quick heads-up for our Australian-based readers: our work on researching social media use during the Queensland floods will be featured at a symposium in Brisbane on 4 April 2011, organised by the Eidos Institute. In [...]

Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards: Call for Expressions of Interest (Updated)

Jean Burgess, 18 February 2011
On behalf of our colleagues in media, communication, cultural and journalism studies at QUT, I’m passing on an announcement about a new Australian fellowship scheme aimed at Early Career Researchers (0-5 years from PhD). On a [...]

Beauty, Fashion & Style Blog Analysis PART 1 (Quantitative)

Beauty, Fashion & Style Blog Analysis PART 1 (Quantitative)

Aimee Hewson, 9 February 2011
As noted in my first post about blog categorisation, I have now assessed 8 Beauty, Fashion and Style blogs to determine whether any similarities exist in terms of subscribers, style, and content. This post is part [...]

Call for Applications: PhD Projects in the CCI – Join Us!

Snurb, 3 September 2010
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll have seen some of the work on the use of Twitter in the Australian election that we’ve started to do. That’s part of our wider research [...]

Call for Applications: PhD Projects in the CCI – Join Us!

Snurb, 3 September 2010
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll have seen some of the work on the use of Twitter in the Australian election that we’ve started to do. That’s part of our wider research [...]

Twitter’s Response to Q&A: Abbott Edition

Snurb, 18 August 2010
The other day I had a look at Twitter’s response to the Australian political leaders’ appearances on ABC1’s citizen forum-style show Q&A – by looking at the #qanda hashtag. My last post focussed especially on the [...]

Twitter’s Response to Gillard (and Abbott) on Q&A

Snurb, 17 August 2010
By popular demand, here’s part one of a first quick take on how Australia’s major political leaders fared with their appearances on the ABC’s Q&A programme, in the eyes of the (surprisingly massive) Twitter audience that [...]