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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 [...]

Introducing Twitter Follower Accession Graphs

Introducing Twitter Follower Accession Graphs

Snurb, 8 July 2013
It’s been uncommonly quiet on this site for the last few weeks, as we’ve been busy with various projects, and overseas for a range of research activities. This may well prove to be the calm before [...]

Moving Politics Online: How Australian Mainstream Media Portray Social Media as Political Tools

Moving Politics Online: How Australian Mainstream Media Portray Social Media as Political Tools

Theresa Sauter, 1 July 2013
(by Theresa Sauter and Axel Bruns) Difficult as it may be to believe, we’re still almost three months out from the likely date of the next Australian federal election; campaigning during this time will become even [...]

The First Million IDs on Twitter

The First Million IDs on Twitter

Darryl Woodford, 8 April 2013
Following on from Friday’s post, in which we looked at a number of recent accounts on Twitter, this post considers the first million Twitter IDs. When did they join? As you can see from the above [...]

Who’s Joining Twitter? A look at 1 million recent IDs

Who’s Joining Twitter? A look at 1 million recent IDs

Darryl Woodford, 5 April 2013
Currently, at QUT Social Media HQ, we’re in the process of developing the new version of our Twitter capture software, led by CCI Data Scientist Troy Sadkowsky. During development, we’ve extracted a few interesting datasets, and [...]

Twitter Research: New Articles on Politics, Methods, Metrics

Twitter Research: New Articles on Politics, Methods, Metrics

Snurb, 4 March 2013
In addition to Jean’s mainstream media appearances during February, we also have a few more recent publications which we haven’t had a chance to feature here on the site. So, here’s a quick round-up of the [...]

Twitter and the Emergence of ‘Big Data’ Research in the Humanities

Twitter and the Emergence of ‘Big Data’ Research in the Humanities

Snurb, 2 November 2012
In a previous post, I mentioned the new M/C Journal article on the impact which Twitter, Inc.’s tightening of its API rules has on research into the uses of Twitter. The use of data from the [...]

New M/C Journal Article on the Harmful Effects of Twitter’s Corporate Policies

New M/C Journal Article on the Harmful Effects of Twitter’s Corporate Policies

Snurb, 30 October 2012
October has been a busy month – as those of you who follow my personal research blog may already have seen, our Mapping Online Publics colleague Tim Highfield and I have presented several papers at the [...]

A Quick Recap of Twitter Research Approaches

A Quick Recap of Twitter Research Approaches

Snurb, 29 September 2012
Any self-respecting Internet researcher will already be aware that the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) is the place to keep track of what’s cutting edge in the field. On the AoIR mailing-list, there’s been an interesting [...]

Talking Digital Methods in Bristol

Talking Digital Methods in Bristol

Snurb, 23 September 2012
At the start of July, I had the pleasure of being one of the three speakers at the inaugural Digital Methods as Mainstream Methodology workshop in Bristol (I posted my presentation from the event here a [...]