Publications

REPORTS | PRESENTATIONS | JOURNAL ARTICLES | BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS

 

REPORTS

Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, Kate Crawford, and Frances Shaw. #qldfloods and @QPSMedia: Crisis Communication on Twitter in the 2011 South East Queensland Floods. Brisbane: ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, 2012.

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

Axel Bruns. “Making Sense of Twitter: New Research Methods in the Digital Humanities.” Paper presented at the UQ Digital Humanities Symposium, Brisbane, 2 Nov. 2012.

Tim Highfield, Axel Bruns, and Stephen Harrington. “Tweeting le Tour: Connecting the Tour de France’s Global Audience through Twitter.” Paper presented at the European Communication Conference (ECREA), Istanbul, 26 Oct. 2012.

Axel Bruns, Stephen Harrington, and Tim Highfield. “Political Networks on Twitter: Tweeting the Queensland State Election.” Paper presented at the European Communication Conference (ECREA), Istanbul, 26 Oct. 2012.

Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess. “Analysing Twitter Activity in Crisis Contexts.” Paper presented at the European Communication Conference (ECREA), Istanbul, 26 Oct. 2012.

Axel Bruns. “Social Media, Big Data, and the Public Sphere.” Paper presented at the European Communication Conference (ECREA), Istanbul, 25 Oct. 2012.

Tim Highfield, Axel Bruns, and Stephen Harrington. “#auspol, #qldpol, and #wapol: Twitter and the New Australian Political Commentariat.” Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers conference, Salford, 21 Oct. 2012.

Axel Bruns, Tim Highfield, and Stephen Harrington. "#Eurovision: Twitter as a Technology of Fandom." Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers conference, Salford, 20 Oct 2012.

Axel Bruns, Tim Highfield, and Stephen Harrington. "Sharing the News: Dissemination of Links to Australian News Sites on Twitter." Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers conference, Salford, 20 Oct 2012.

Axel Bruns. “Twitter, Big Data, and the Search for Meaning: Methodology in Progress.” Paper presented at the Centre for Communication and Computing Symposium “Digital Data – Lost, Found, and Made”, Copenhagen, 16 Oct. 2012.

Axel Bruns. "Social Media and Crisis Communication." Guest lecture presented at the University of Helsinki, 12 Oct. 2012.

Axel Bruns. "Gatekeeping, Gatewatching, Real-Time Feedback: New Challenges for Journalism." Guest lecture presented at the University of Helsinki, 11 Oct. 2012.

Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess. "Notes towards the Scientific Study of Public Communication on Twitter." Keynote presented at the Conference on Science and the Internet 2012 at Mickeln Castle, Düsseldorf, 3 August 2012.

Axel Bruns. "Mapping Online Publics: Understanding the Role of Twitter in Public Communication." Guest talk presented for the Digital Methods as Mainstream Methodology (DMMM) network at the University of the West of England, Bristol, 10 July 2012.

Frances Shaw, Jean Burgess and Axel Bruns. “Patterns of Talk on Twitter during the Queensland Floods.” Paper presented at the Talk about Disasters workshop, Griffith University, Brisbane, 25 June 2012.

Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, and Tim Highfield. "Inter and Intra-Language Engagement on Twitter in Arab Spring Hashtag Communities." Paper presented at The Arab Spring: A Symposium on Social Media and the Politics of Reportage, Melbourne, 8 June 2012.

Cornelius Puschmann, Jean Burgess, Axel Bruns, and Merja Mahrt. "Data Access, Ownership and Control in Social Web Services: Issues for Twitter Research." Paper presented at International Communication Association Conference, Phoenix, 26 May 2012.

Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess: "Local and Global Responses to Disaster: #eqnz and the Christchurch Earthquake." Paper presented at the Australian and New Zealand Disaster Management Conference, Brisbane, 16-18 April 2012. Published in Conference Proceedings.

Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess. "New Methodologies for Researching News Discussion on Twitter." Paper presented at the Future of Journalism conference, Cardiff, 8-9 Sep. 2011.

Axel Bruns. "Mapping Online Publics: Researching the Uses of Twitter." Guest lecture presented at the University of Amsterdam, 1 Sep. 2011.

Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess. "The Use of Twitter Hashtags in the Formation of Ad Hoc Publics." Paper presented at the European Consortium for Political Research conference, Reykjavik, 25-27 Aug. 2011.

Axel Bruns. "Ad Hoc Innovation by Users of Social Networks: The Case of Twitter." Paper presented at the Challenge Social Innovation conference, Vienna, 19-21 Sep. 2011. Also published as ZSI Discussion Paper 16 (2012).

Axel Bruns. "Tracking Crises on Twitter: Analysing #qldfloods and #eqnz." Plenary paper presented at the Emergency Management Conference, Canberra, 12 Apr. 2011.

Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess. "Mapping Online Publics." Workshop presented at the Communities & Technologies conference, Brisbane, 29 June 2011.

Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess. "Twitter, Public Communication and the Media Ecology: The Case of the Queensland Floods." Paper presented at The World According to Twitter workshop, Brisbane, 28 June 2011.

Axel Bruns. "Mapping Online Publics: Understanding How Australians Use Social Media." Paper presented at the National Public Sector Digital Media Officers’ Forum 2011, Melbourne, 21 June 2011.

Axel Bruns. "Towards Distributed Citizen Participation: Lessons from WikiLeaks and the Queensland Floods." Keynote presented at the Conference on e-Democracy, Krems, Austria, 5 May 2011. In Peter Parycek, Manuel J. Kripp, and Noella Edelmann, eds., CeDEM11: Proceedings of the International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government, Krems, Austria, 5-6 May 2011. Krems: Edition Donau-Universität Krems, 2011. 35-52. (presentation slides)

Axel Bruns. "Tracking Crises on Twitter: Analysing #qldfloods and #eqnz." Plenary paper presented at the Emergency Media and Public Affairs Conference, Canberra, 12 Apr. 2011.

Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, Kate Crawford, and Frances Shaw. "Social Media Use in the Queensland Floods." Plenary paper presented at the Eidos Institute "Social Media in Times of Crisis" symposium, Brisbane, 4 Apr. 2011.

Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess. "Election 2010: The View from Twitter." Paper presented at the International Australian Studies Association ‘Double Vision’ conference, Sydney, 26 Nov. 2010.

Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, Thomas Nicolai, and Lars Kirchhoff. "Mapping Australian User-Created Content: Methodological, Technological and Ethical Challenges." Paper presented at AoIR 2010, Gothenburg, 22 Oct. 2010.

Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, Thomas Nicolai, and Lars Kirchhoff. "Key Events in Australian (Micro-)Blogging during 2010." Paper presented at the 3rd European Communications Conference, Hamburg, 15 Oct. 2010.

Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, Lars Kirchhoff, and Thomas Nicolai. "Tracing Publics in the Australian Blogosphere: New Methods for International Communication Research." Paper presented at Doing Global Media Studies, a pre-conference to ECREA 2010, Bremen, 12 Oct. 2010.

Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess. "In Search of Australian Blogs: Determining the Extent of the Contemporary Australian Blogosphere." Paper presented at ANZCA 2010, Canberra, 8 July 2010.

Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, Tim Highfield, Lars Kirchhoff, and Thomas Nicolai. "Mapping the Australian Networked Public Sphere." Paper presented at the International Communication Association conference, Singapore, 25 June 2010.

Axel Bruns. "Tracking Social Media Participation: New Approaches to Studying User-Generated Content." Invited seminar at the Journalism & Media Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 29 Oct. 2009.

Axel Bruns, Tim Highfield, Lars Kirchhoff, and Thomas Nicolai. "Critical Voices in the Australian Political Blogosphere." Paper presented at AoIR 2009, Milwaukee, 7-10 Oct. 2009.

Lars Kirchhoff, Thomas Nicolai, Axel Bruns, and Tim Highfield. "Monitoring the Australian Blogosphere through the 2007 Australian Federal Election." Proceedings of ANZCA 2009, Brisbane, 8 July 2009. (presentation slides and audio)

Axel Bruns, Lars Kirchhoff, and Thomas Nicolai. "Mapping the Australian Political Blogosphere." Poster presented at WebSci ’09, Athens, 19 Mar. 2009. (poster, ~5MB)

Axel Bruns, Jason Wilson, Barry Saunders, Lars Kirchhoff, and Thomas Nicolai. " Australia’s Political Blogosphere in the Aftermath of 2007 Federal Election." Paper presented at the AoIR 2008 conference, Copenhagen, 18 Oct. 2008. (presentation slides and audio)

Axel Bruns, Jason Wilson, Barry Saunders, Tim Highfield, Lars Kirchhoff, and Thomas Nicolai. "Locating the Australian Blogosphere: Towards a New Research Methodology." Paper presented at the ISEA 2008 conference, Singapore, 25 July – 3 August 2008. (presentation slides and audio)

Axel Bruns. "Citizen Journalism in the 2007 Australian Federal Election." Paper presented at the AMIC 2008 conference: "Convergence, Citizen Journalism, and Social Change", Brisbane, 26-28 Mar. 2008. Also published in e-Journalist 8.1 (2008). (presentation slides and audio)

Lars Kirchhoff, Axel Bruns, and Thomas Nicolai. "Investigating the Impact of the Blogosphere: Using PageRank to Determine the Distribution of Attention." Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers conference, Vancouver, 17-20 Oct. 2007. (presentation slides and audio)

Burgess, Jean, Marcus Foth and Helen Klaebe. Everyday Creativity as Civic Engagement: A Cultural Citizenship View of New Media, Communications Policy and Research Forum, University of Technology Sydney, September 2006.

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Cornelius Puschmann and Jean Burgess. “The Politics of Twitter Data.HIIG Discussion Paper Series 2013-01 (23 Jan. 2013).

Axel Bruns and Stefan Stieglitz. “Towards More Systematic Twitter Analysis: Metrics for Tweeting Activities.International Journal of Social Research Methodology 22 Jan. 2013. DOI: 10.1080/13645579.2012.756095.

Tim Highfield, Stephen Harrington, and Axel Bruns. “Twitter as a Technology for Audiencing and Fandom: The #Eurovision Phenomenon.Information, Communication & Society, 3 Jan. 2013. DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2012.756053.

Axel Bruns and Stefan Stieglitz. “Quantitative Approaches to Comparing Communication Patterns on Twitter.Journal of Technology in Human Services 30.3-4 (2012): 160-185. DOI: 10.1080/15228835.2012.744249.

Tim Highfield. “Talking of Many Things: Using Topical Networks to Study Discussions in Social Media.” Journal of Technology in Human Services 30.3-4 (2012): 204-218. DOI: 10.1080/15228835.2012.746894.

Jean Burgess and Axel Bruns. “Twitter Archives and the Challenges of ‘Big Social Data’ for Media and Communication Research.M/C Journal 15.5 (2012).

Axel Bruns. “Journalists and Twitter: How Australian News Organisations Adapt to a New Medium.Media International Australia 144 (2012): 97-107.

Tim Highfield and Axel Bruns. "Confrontation and Cooptation: A Brief History of Australian Political Blogs." Media International Australia 143 (2012): 89-98.

Axel Bruns and Eugene Liang Yuxian. "Tools and Methods for Capturing Twitter Data during Natural Disasters." First Monday 17.4 (2012).

Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess. "Researching News Discussion on Twitter: New Methodologies." Journalism Studies 13.5-6 (2012): 801-14. DOI: 10.1080/1461670X.2012.664428.

Jean Burgess and Axel Bruns. "(Not) the Twitter Election: The Dynamics of the #ausvotes Conversation in Relation to the Australian Media Ecology." Journalism Practice 6.3 (2012): 384-402. DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2012.663610.

Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess. "#ausvotes: How Twitter Covered the 2010 Australian Federal Election." Communication, Politics & Culture 44.2 (2011): 37-56.

Axel Bruns. "Gatekeeping, Gatewatching, Real-Time Feedback: New Challenges for Journalism." Brazilian Journalism Research 7.2 (2011).

Axel Bruns. "How Long Is a Tweet? Mapping Dynamic Conversation Networks on Twitter Using Gawk and Gephi." Information, Communication & Society, 17 Nov. 2011. DOI:10.1080/1369118X.2011.635214.

Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, Tim Highfield, Lars Kirchhoff and Thomas Nicolai. "Mapping the Australian Networked Public Sphere." Social Science Computer Review 29.3 (2011): 277-287.

Thomas Nicolai, Lars Kirchhoff, Axel Bruns, Jason Wilson, and Barry Saunders. "The Self-Googling Phenomenon: Investigating the Performance of Personalized Information Resources." First Monday 14.12 (7 Dec. 2009).

Axel Bruns. "Life beyond the Public Sphere: Towards a Networked Model for Political Deliberation." Information Polity 13.1-2 (2008): 65-79.

Axel Bruns, Lars Kirchhoff, Thomas Nicolai, Jason Wilson, Barry Saunders, and Tim Highfield. "Discussion Paper: Network and Concept Maps for the Blogosphere." Discussion paper for blog mapping project, 1 May 2008.

Axel Bruns. "Methodologies for Mapping the Political Blogosphere: An Exploration Using the IssueCrawler Research Tool." First Monday 12.5 (May 2007).

 

BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS

Axel Bruns. “A Chance for Diversity? Australian Online Journalism.” In Eugenia Siapera and Andreas Veglis, eds., The Handbook of Global Online Journalism. London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. 412-428.

Axel Bruns and Tim Highfield. “Blogs, Twitter, and Breaking News: The Produsage of Citizen Journalism.” In Rebecca Ann Lind, ed., Produsing Theory in a Digital World: The Intersection of Audiences and Production in Contemporary Theory. New York: Peter Lang, 2012. 15-32. [pre-print version]

Stephen Harrington, Tim Highfield, and Axel Bruns. “More than a Backchannel: Twitter and Television.” In José Manuel Noguera, ed., Audience Interactivity and Participation. Brussels: COST Action Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies, 2012. 13-17.

Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess. “Doing blog research.” In James Arthur, Michael Waring, Robert Coe and Larry V. Hedges, eds., Research Methods and Methodologies in Education. London: SAGE Publications, 2012. 202-209.

Jean Burgess. “User-Created Content and Everyday Cultural Practice: Lessons from YouTube.” In James Bennett and Niki Strange, eds., Television as Digital Media. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011.

Jean Burgess. “Remediating Vernacular Creativity: Photography and Cultural Citizenship in the Flickr Photosharing Network.” In Tim Edensor, Deborah Leslie, Steve Millington, and Norma Rantisi, eds., Spaces of Vernacular Creativity: Rethinking the Cultural Economy. London: Routledge, 2010.

Jean E. Burgess and John A. Banks. “User-Created Content and Online Social Networks.” In Stuart D. Cunningham and Graeme Turner, eds., The Media and Communications in Australia, 3rd ed. St. Leonard’s: Allen & Unwin, 2010.

Jean Burgess and Joshua Green. YouTube: Online Video and Participatory Culture. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2009.

Jean Burgess. “All Your Chocolate Rain Are Belong to Us? Viral Video, YouTube and the Dynamics of Participatory Culture.” In Video Vortex Reader: Responses to YouTube. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2008. 101-109.

 

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