Tag Archives: 'Australia'

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 [...]

Digital Appendix: A ‘Big Data’ Approach to Mapping the Australian Twittersphere

Digital Appendix: A ‘Big Data’ Approach to Mapping the Australian Twittersphere

Snurb, 1 January 2014
The images below present higher-resolution versions of the graphs contained in the chapter “A ‘Big Data’ Approach to Mapping the Australian Twittersphere” by Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, and Tim Highfield in the collection Repurposing the Digital [...]

#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 [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, Weeks 28-32/2013

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, Weeks 28-32/2013

Snurb, 19 August 2013
Seeing as we’re mostly occupied with tracking the use of Twitter in the Australian federal election campaign, this is an ultra-brief update on our Australian Twitter News Index, but it’s one which deserves to be pushed [...]

#ausvotes: Networks of Interaction on Twitter

#ausvotes: Networks of Interaction on Twitter

Snurb, 16 August 2013
Earlier this week I posted the first of our analyses of how the Australian federal election campaign is unfolding on Twitter, based on our observation of the tweets from and @mentions of a large number of [...]