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ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, September/October 2014

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, September/October 2014

Snurb, 5 November 2014
In my previous post, I introduced the revamped and rebooted Australian Twitter News Index, which now covers both link sharing patterns on Twitter for Australian news and opinion sites and general online popularity trends for those [...]

From ATNIX to Hitwise: Australian Online News Audiences, 2012-14

From ATNIX to Hitwise: Australian Online News Audiences, 2012-14

Snurb, 14 October 2014
It’s been a long time since I’ve published the Australian Twitter News Index (ATNIX) on a semi-regular basis – other commitments got the better of me for some time, I’m afraid. In addition, I’ve also needed [...]

Rebooting ATNIX, using MySQL and Tableau

Rebooting ATNIX, using MySQL and Tableau

Snurb, 5 September 2014
During 2012 and 2013 I published a more-or-less-weekly overview of the news sharing patterns in the Australian Twittersphere, the Australian Twitter News Index (ATNIX), which I also crossposted to my column at The Conversation. Technical issues [...]

First Steps in Exploring the Australian Twittersphere

First Steps in Exploring the Australian Twittersphere

Snurb, 4 August 2014
Twitter is widely used in Australia, but we don’t actually know such a great deal about the structure and dynamics of the Australian Twittersphere. Back in 2011/12, our research began to identify Australian Twitter users and [...]

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 [...]

Hashtag as hybrid forum: the case of #agchatoz

Hashtag as hybrid forum: the case of #agchatoz

Jean Burgess, 20 June 2014
I’m posting this from the University of Amsterdam, where we are now well into the final day of a fantastic three-day conference called Social Media and the Transformation of Public Space. We have quite a gang [...]

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 [...]

New Users in Times of Crisis (and Revolution)

New Users in Times of Crisis (and Revolution)

Darryl Woodford, 27 November 2013
As part of our recent work investigating the Twitter Userbase, we have collected data on accounts registered around the 2011 triad of natural disasters; the Queensland Floods (January), Christchurch Earthquake (22 February) and Tokyo Earthquake & [...]

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 [...]

Sporting Twitter Analytics: Comparing the Australian Grand Finals

Sporting Twitter Analytics: Comparing the Australian Grand Finals

Darryl Woodford, 15 October 2013
Over the past fortnight, both of the major Australian winter sporting codes (AFL – Australian Football League & NRL – National Rugby League) played their showpiece occasions, the grand final. Without getting into the technicalities of [...]