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ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, November 2014

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, November 2014

Snurb, 19 December 2014
With the drama and excitements of the Melbourne Cup and G20 summit receding into memory, and the current trials and tribulations of the federal government taking centre-stage once again, it’s time to update our Australian Twitter [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, September/October 2014

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, September/October 2014

Snurb, 5 November 2014
In my previous post, I introduced the revamped and rebooted Australian Twitter News Index, which now covers both link sharing patterns on Twitter for Australian news and opinion sites and general online popularity trends for those [...]

From ATNIX to Hitwise: Australian Online News Audiences, 2012-14

From ATNIX to Hitwise: Australian Online News Audiences, 2012-14

Snurb, 14 October 2014
It’s been a long time since I’ve published the Australian Twitter News Index (ATNIX) on a semi-regular basis – other commitments got the better of me for some time, I’m afraid. In addition, I’ve also needed [...]

Hashtag as hybrid forum: the case of #agchatoz

Hashtag as hybrid forum: the case of #agchatoz

Jean Burgess, 20 June 2014
I’m posting this from the University of Amsterdam, where we are now well into the final day of a fantastic three-day conference called Social Media and the Transformation of Public Space. We have quite a gang [...]

Layers of Communication on Twitter

Layers of Communication on Twitter

Snurb, 25 April 2014
If you’ve been wondering about the lack of news on this site – yes, we’re still here, and if we haven’t posted since the start of the year it’s because behind the scenes we’ve been busy [...]

#ausvotes: The Australian Federal Election on Twitter, Final Week

#ausvotes: The Australian Federal Election on Twitter, Final Week

Snurb, 16 September 2013
The 2013 Australian federal election campaign is (finally) over – and as the final vote counts in tightly contested seats conclude, the incoming Abbott government will presumably be sworn into office any week now, after a [...]

#ausvotes: Twitter Activity by Electorate

#ausvotes: Twitter Activity by Electorate

Snurb, 6 September 2013
For my last post about the Twitter activity around Australian politicians before tomorrow’s election, I’m once again looking at the distribution of Twitter activity across Australia’s 150 electorates (this is excluding Senate candidates by default, therefore). [...]

#ausvotes: The Australian Federal Election on Twitter, Week 4

#ausvotes: The Australian Federal Election on Twitter, Week 4

Snurb, 5 September 2013
We’re on the home stretch: Australia goes to the polls this Saturday (though quite a few Australians appear to have cast their votes early already). Here’s a final pre-election update on how the election has unfolded [...]

#ausvotes: The Australian Federal Election on Twitter, Week 3

#ausvotes: The Australian Federal Election on Twitter, Week 3

Snurb, 27 August 2013
Well. Another week of the Australian federal election campaign has just, um, flown by – time, then, to take another look at how things played out on Twitter. I’ve taken slightly different approaches for my various [...]

#ausvotes: Twitter Activity across the Electorates

#ausvotes: Twitter Activity across the Electorates

Snurb, 22 August 2013
Following on from yesterday’s update of overall Twitter activity patterns around Australian federal politicians’ and candidates’ accounts, here’s a slightly different look at the same data – and before I forget again, I want to say [...]