Politics

#qldvotes: Final-Week Update on Social Media Activities

#qldvotes: Final-Week Update on Social Media Activities

Snurb, 28 January 2015
This year’s Queensland state election campaign may be very brief, but it’s certainly been action-packed. In my previous post I provided an overview of what were roughly the first two weeks of the campaign; mid-way through [...]

Twitter in the Queensland State Election, Two Weeks In

Twitter in the Queensland State Election, Two Weeks In

Snurb, 20 January 2015
Somewhat earlier than expected, Queensland finds itself in the throes of a very tightly contested state election campaign, which was called on 6 January and concludes with election day on 31 January. Just like candidates and [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, December 2014

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, December 2014

Snurb, 17 January 2015
The final ATNIX for 2014 arrives with a slight delay due to the summer holidays, but covers an unexpectedly dramatic few weeks in Australian public life, due especially to the deadly siege in the Lindt Café [...]

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). [...]