Politics

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, June/July 2015

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, June/July 2015

Snurb, 20 August 2015
I must begin this Australian Twitter News Index update with an apology – we’ve had to skip May due to unforeseen server maintenance, and this has also affected part of our data-gathering for June. Consequently, this [...]

Hashtag as hybrid forum: digital appendix

Hashtag as hybrid forum: digital appendix

Jean Burgess, 3 June 2015
I’m pleased to be one of the contributors to a new book called Hashtag Publics, edited by Nathan Rambukkana and forthcoming from Peter Lang. This post is a digital appendix for one of my chapters in [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, April 2015

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, April 2015

Snurb, 7 May 2015
April has been a very busy month for the Australian media, with the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli and the cruelly drawn-out procedures leading towards the executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran [...]

Postdoc and PhD Positions Available: Social Media and the Public Sphere

Postdoc and PhD Positions Available: Social Media and the Public Sphere

Snurb, 13 April 2015
At Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, where we’re based, we’re currently advertising two new positions relating to our research: a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (two years full-time) and a PhD researcher (including a three-year stipend). [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, March 2015

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, March 2015

Snurb, 8 April 2015
Compared to the excitement of January and February, March 2015 has turned out to be a comparatively quiet month in Australian public life, even in spite of the New South Wales state election campaign which culminated [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, February 2015

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, February 2015

Snurb, 15 March 2015
February 2015 has been a tumultuous month in Australian news, not least because of the continuing leadership debate (and defeated spill motion) in the federal Liberal Party following the LNP’s unexpected defeat in the Queensland state [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, January 2015

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, January 2015

Snurb, 20 February 2015
Ordinarily, January is a relatively slow news month in Australia. That’s far from true for January 2015, however: first, the Queensland premier Campbell Newman surprised journalists, the opposition, and quite a few of his own colleagues [...]

#libspill: A Helpful Social Media Overview

#libspill: A Helpful Social Media Overview

Snurb, 5 February 2015
You might have been forgiven for thinking that the time between the Queensland state election in January and the New South Wales state election in March would be a little quiet, politically speaking – with the [...]

#qldvotes: A Final Social Media Round-Up

#qldvotes: A Final Social Media Round-Up

Snurb, 2 February 2015
By any measure, it’s been an extraordinary weekend here in Queensland. The same electoral tsunami that brought the LNP to power in March 2012 has washed the government away again in January 2015. Premier Campbell Newman [...]

#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 [...]