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#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 [...]

Twitter in the Queensland State Election, Two Weeks In

Twitter in the Queensland State Election, Two Weeks In

Snurb, 20 January 2015
Somewhat earlier than expected, Queensland finds itself in the throes of a very tightly contested state election campaign, which was called on 6 January and concludes with election day on 31 January. Just like candidates and [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, December 2014

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, December 2014

Snurb, 17 January 2015
The final ATNIX for 2014 arrives with a slight delay due to the summer holidays, but covers an unexpectedly dramatic few weeks in Australian public life, due especially to the deadly siege in the Lindt Café [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, November 2014

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, November 2014

Snurb, 19 December 2014
With the drama and excitements of the Melbourne Cup and G20 summit receding into memory, and the current trials and tribulations of the federal government taking centre-stage once again, it’s time to update our Australian Twitter [...]

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 [...]