Publications

Video of our talk at the University of Göttingen now available

Video of our talk at the University of Göttingen now available

Jean Burgess, 28 July 2014
Last month Axel, Darryl Woodford and I visited the University of Göttingen’s Centre for Digital Humanities as part of a two-year, ATN-DAAD funded collaboration. During our visit, we participated in a public workshop on Twitter and [...]

Digital Appendix: A ‘Big Data’ Approach to Mapping the Australian Twittersphere

Digital Appendix: A ‘Big Data’ Approach to Mapping the Australian Twittersphere

Snurb, 1 January 2014
The images below present higher-resolution versions of the graphs contained in the chapter “A ‘Big Data’ Approach to Mapping the Australian Twittersphere” by Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, and Tim Highfield in the collection Repurposing the Digital [...]

Announcing Twitter and Society

Announcing Twitter and Society

Snurb, 4 November 2013
Much of the focus of this site in recent years has been on Twitter research, often in collaboration with our various colleagues and friends around the world. We’ve tried our best to help along the development [...]

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 [...]

Researching Social Media in Times of Crisis

Researching Social Media in Times of Crisis

Snurb, 4 April 2013
I’ve just returned home from the Social Media in Times of Crisis conference at the State Library of Queensland, which we organised together with our ARC Linkage partners at the Eidos Institute, and I’m pleased to [...]

Emerging Methods for Digital Media Research: An Introduction

Emerging Methods for Digital Media Research: An Introduction

Jean Burgess, 15 March 2013
I’m very pleased to be able to announce that the methods-focused special issue of the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media (JOBEM) edited with my CCI colleagues Axel Bruns and Larissa Hjorth is out now. When [...]

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 [...]

Introducing the Companion to New Media Dynamics

Introducing the Companion to New Media Dynamics

Snurb, 25 February 2013
This is perhaps somewhat beyond the scope of what we usually cover at Mapping Online Publics, but I’m delighted to announce the completion of another major project we’ve been involved in: Blackwell has just published A [...]

Twitter and Politics at State and Federal Levels in Australia

Twitter and Politics at State and Federal Levels in Australia

Snurb, 12 November 2012
Here's one final update from the October conference tour, before we get back to covering new work: our research into the political uses of Twitter continues apace as well, of course, and during the AoIR and [...]

Twitter and the Media in Europe and Australia

Twitter and the Media in Europe and Australia

Snurb, 5 November 2012
A key theme in our recent research is the place of Twitter in the wider media ecology, globally as well as in specific domestic contexts. There are a number of ways that the relationship between Twitter [...]