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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 [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, January-March 2016

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, January-March 2016

Snurb, 11 April 2016
In spite of my best intentions, I’m afraid the Australian Twitter News Index continues to be a somewhat irregular affair for the moment, and so this latest update once again covers a number of months: in [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, November/December 2015

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, November/December 2015

Snurb, 22 January 2016
The Australian Twitter News Index for 2015 concludes with a double helping that covers both November and December – a time when the sharing of news stories on Twitter usually begins its slow decline towards the [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, October 2015

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, October 2015

Snurb, 16 November 2015
After the political upheavals in September, which saw Australia’s fourth change of Prime Minister since 2010 with the return of Malcolm Turnbull as Liberal leader, it feels as if things have slowed down a little as [...]

Twitter (probably) isn’t dying, but is it becoming less sociable?

Twitter (probably) isn’t dying, but is it becoming less sociable?

Jean Burgess, 11 November 2015
Twitter’s demise has been announced so many times over its lifetime that it’s hard to keep track of all the premature eulogies (and this one from a year ago is actually pretty insightful), [...]

Anyone for Some Quick Crowdsourced Twitter Research?

Anyone for Some Quick Crowdsourced Twitter Research?

Snurb, 23 October 2015
Taking a quick break from the AoIR 2015 liveblogging at snurb.info: today’s presentation by Fabio Giglietto, Luca Rossi and Jiyoung Kim got me thinking. They built on a paper by Stefan Stieglitz and me which compared [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, September 2015

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, September 2015

Snurb, 19 October 2015
One week is a long time in politics, as they say, and so the thirty days of September 2015 have been packed with more than enough upheavals – none more momentous, of course, than the successful [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, August 2015

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, August 2015

Snurb, 18 September 2015
Australian public affairs have continued to be turbulent during August 2015 (to say nothing of September, which will be covered in our next update), and the arrival of Huffington Post Australia as the latest overseas entrant [...]