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ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, September 2016

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, September 2016

Snurb, 24 October 2016
As the world turns its attention to the slow-motion car crash that is this year’s U.S. presidential election, September in Australia was a comparatively ordinary, intermediate month for news. A number of continuing scandals and controversies [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, August 2016

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, August 2016

Snurb, 15 September 2016
As the 2016 federal election campaign recedes into memory, online engagement with the news in Australia has returned to what passes for normality these days. This is also reflected in the news sharing activities we are [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, June-July 2016

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, June-July 2016

Snurb, 18 August 2016
This instalment of the Australian Twitter News Index covers the business end of the Australian federal election campaign, which culminated in election day on 2 July 2016 and was followed by a brief period of uncertainty [...]

#ausvotes: A Final Update from the Social Media Hustings

#ausvotes: A Final Update from the Social Media Hustings

Snurb, 1 July 2016
As we conclude this very lengthy Australian election campaign, let us review how the candidates fared on Twitter these past two weeks. Our research tracks all tweets directed at or posted by the candidates’ Twitter accounts. [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, May 2016

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, May 2016

Snurb, 17 June 2016
We’re now well into the federal election season, and of course this is reflected in the Twitter-based news sharing activities captured in the Australian Twitter News Index as well. But – because as in previous elections [...]

Extension exercises: analysing #climatechange using Tableau and Gephi

Extension exercises: analysing #climatechange using Tableau and Gephi

Jean Burgess, 16 June 2016
The QUT Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC) has been running various digital methods training workshops internally as well as externally through the CCI Digital Methods Summer School and the Association of Internet Researchers Conference last year [...]

#ausvotes 2016: Some Early Impressions

#ausvotes 2016: Some Early Impressions

Snurb, 14 June 2016
We’re now well into one of the longest Australian election campaigns in recent memory, and close enough to election date that we should expect the general public and not just the usual political junkies to begin [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, April 2016

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, April 2016

Snurb, 12 May 2016
Even before Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull fired the starting gun on this year’s election campaign last weekend, Australian media were very clearly switching to election mode. Speculation about any last-minute budget sweeteners and debate about likely [...]

#ausvotes Revisited: Social Media in the 2013 Australian Federal Election

#ausvotes Revisited: Social Media in the 2013 Australian Federal Election

Snurb, 9 May 2016
As Australia commences one of the longest federal election campaigns in living memory, much attention will be paid again to how parties and politicians are utilising the latest tools available in their campaigning arsenal: social media. [...]

Twitter Analytics Using TCAT and Tableau, via Gawk and BigQuery

Twitter Analytics Using TCAT and Tableau, via Gawk and BigQuery

Snurb, 15 April 2016
I’ve previously introduced my TCAT-Process package of helper scripts (written in Gawk), which take exports of Twitter data from the Twitter Capture and Analysis Toolkit (TCAT), developed by the Digital Methods Initiative at the University of [...]