Tag Archives: 'Australia'

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, May 2017

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, May 2017

Snurb, 6 June 2017
Between the bombshell announcement of further deep staff cuts at Fairfax publications, subsequent strike action by Fairfax journalists, the handing down of the 2017 federal budget, and the much-publicised return of drug smuggler Schapelle Corby to [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, April 2017

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, April 2017

Snurb, 29 May 2017
There seems to be no end in sight to the barrage of breaking, critical news from home and abroad these days, and Australians might be forgiven for trying to switch off during the Easter and ANZAC [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, March 2017

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, March 2017

Snurb, 5 April 2017
For anyone based in Australia – and especially for those of us here in Queensland – the major domestic news story of March 2017 is no doubt the impact of Tropical Cyclone Debbie on the coastal [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, February 2017

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, February 2017

Snurb, 8 March 2017
It feels as if February 2017 has been a month of permanent crisis. Between the exceptionally controversial first steps of the fledgling Trump administration in the United States, the increasingly fragile relationships between the various factions [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, January 2017

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, January 2017

Snurb, 14 February 2017
The Australian Twitter News Index has been on hold for the past few months as we’ve adjusted our data gathering approach to address some changes to Twitter’s data gathering frameworks, and unfortunately this period has also [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, September 2016

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, September 2016

Snurb, 24 October 2016
As the world turns its attention to the slow-motion car crash that is this year’s U.S. presidential election, September in Australia was a comparatively ordinary, intermediate month for news. A number of continuing scandals and controversies [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, August 2016

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, August 2016

Snurb, 15 September 2016
As the 2016 federal election campaign recedes into memory, online engagement with the news in Australia has returned to what passes for normality these days. This is also reflected in the news sharing activities we are [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, June-July 2016

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, June-July 2016

Snurb, 18 August 2016
This instalment of the Australian Twitter News Index covers the business end of the Australian federal election campaign, which culminated in election day on 2 July 2016 and was followed by a brief period of uncertainty [...]

#ausvotes: A Final Update from the Social Media Hustings

#ausvotes: A Final Update from the Social Media Hustings

Snurb, 1 July 2016
As we conclude this very lengthy Australian election campaign, let us review how the candidates fared on Twitter these past two weeks. Our research tracks all tweets directed at or posted by the candidates’ Twitter accounts. [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, May 2016

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, May 2016

Snurb, 17 June 2016
We’re now well into the federal election season, and of course this is reflected in the Twitter-based news sharing activities captured in the Australian Twitter News Index as well. But – because as in previous elections [...]