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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 [...]

Tweeting the A-League: The Success Story So Far

Tweeting the A-League: The Success Story So Far

Snurb, 10 October 2013
Now that the AFL and NRL Grand Finals are over, Australia turns its attention again towards real football: the A-League season 2013/14 starts this Friday. That’s a good enough reason to review how the game has [...]

#ausvotes: The Australian Federal Election on Twitter, Final Week

#ausvotes: The Australian Federal Election on Twitter, Final Week

Snurb, 16 September 2013
The 2013 Australian federal election campaign is (finally) over – and as the final vote counts in tightly contested seats conclude, the incoming Abbott government will presumably be sworn into office any week now, after a [...]

#ausvotes: Twitter Activity by Electorate

#ausvotes: Twitter Activity by Electorate

Snurb, 6 September 2013
For my last post about the Twitter activity around Australian politicians before tomorrow’s election, I’m once again looking at the distribution of Twitter activity across Australia’s 150 electorates (this is excluding Senate candidates by default, therefore). [...]

#ausvotes: The Australian Federal Election on Twitter, Week 4

#ausvotes: The Australian Federal Election on Twitter, Week 4

Snurb, 5 September 2013
We’re on the home stretch: Australia goes to the polls this Saturday (though quite a few Australians appear to have cast their votes early already). Here’s a final pre-election update on how the election has unfolded [...]

#ausvotes: The Australian Federal Election on Twitter, Week 3

#ausvotes: The Australian Federal Election on Twitter, Week 3

Snurb, 27 August 2013
Well. Another week of the Australian federal election campaign has just, um, flown by – time, then, to take another look at how things played out on Twitter. I’ve taken slightly different approaches for my various [...]

#ausvotes: Twitter Activity across the Electorates

#ausvotes: Twitter Activity across the Electorates

Snurb, 22 August 2013
Following on from yesterday’s update of overall Twitter activity patterns around Australian federal politicians’ and candidates’ accounts, here’s a slightly different look at the same data – and before I forget again, I want to say [...]

#ausvotes: The Australian Federal Election on Twitter, Week 2

#ausvotes: The Australian Federal Election on Twitter, Week 2

Snurb, 21 August 2013
We’ve entered week three of the 2013 Australian federal election campaign, and current opinion polls still have the major parties within a few points of each other. Time, then, for an update on how the parties [...]