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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 [...]

Metrics for Analysing Twitter Communities, Using TCAT and Tableau

Metrics for Analysing Twitter Communities, Using TCAT and Tableau

Snurb, 31 March 2015
This post builds on the new approach to transforming Twitter datasets generated by the TCAT tracking tool for analysis in Tableau which I’ve introduced in my recent posts. Often, we will be interested in exploring the [...]

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 [...]

Using Gawk to Prepare TCAT Data for Tableau, Part 2

Using Gawk to Prepare TCAT Data for Tableau, Part 2

Snurb, 2 March 2015
In my previous post, I introduced a new set of Gawk scripts to extract a range of additional information from standard TCAT datafiles, in order to enable their use for data exploration, analysis, and visualisation in [...]

Using Gawk to Prepare TCAT Data for Tableau, Part 1

Using Gawk to Prepare TCAT Data for Tableau, Part 1

Snurb, 2 March 2015
Much of the research we’ve presented on this site over the years has built on yourTwapperkeeper, our trusty old tool for gathering Twitter data. But yTK isn’t the most modern of platforms any more, provides only [...]

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 [...]