Tag Archives: 'Australia'

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, January 2015

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, January 2015

Snurb, 20 February 2015
Ordinarily, January is a relatively slow news month in Australia. That’s far from true for January 2015, however: first, the Queensland premier Campbell Newman surprised journalists, the opposition, and quite a few of his own colleagues [...]

#libspill: A Helpful Social Media Overview

#libspill: A Helpful Social Media Overview

Snurb, 5 February 2015
You might have been forgiven for thinking that the time between the Queensland state election in January and the New South Wales state election in March would be a little quiet, politically speaking – with the [...]

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 [...]

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). [...]