Politics

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, November/December 2015

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, November/December 2015

Snurb, 22 January 2016
The Australian Twitter News Index for 2015 concludes with a double helping that covers both November and December – a time when the sharing of news stories on Twitter usually begins its slow decline towards the [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, October 2015

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, October 2015

Snurb, 16 November 2015
After the political upheavals in September, which saw Australia’s fourth change of Prime Minister since 2010 with the return of Malcolm Turnbull as Liberal leader, it feels as if things have slowed down a little as [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, September 2015

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, September 2015

Snurb, 19 October 2015
One week is a long time in politics, as they say, and so the thirty days of September 2015 have been packed with more than enough upheavals – none more momentous, of course, than the successful [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, August 2015

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, August 2015

Snurb, 18 September 2015
Australian public affairs have continued to be turbulent during August 2015 (to say nothing of September, which will be covered in our next update), and the arrival of Huffington Post Australia as the latest overseas entrant [...]

#returnbull: How Twitter Reacted to the Latest Leadership Spill

#returnbull: How Twitter Reacted to the Latest Leadership Spill

Snurb, 16 September 2015
Australian political observers will not need to be alerted to the fact that we have a new Prime Minister: on Monday afternoon, former Liberal Party leader Malcolm Turnbull unexpectedly challenged Prime Minister Tony Abbott for the [...]

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 [...]