Tag Archives: 'disaster'

Twitter, the Queensland Floods, and the ABC

Twitter, the Queensland Floods, and the ABC

Snurb, 30 April 2012
And finally for our series of conference presentations over the past couple of weeks, here’s our talk from the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association conference in Brisbane last week. This was a bit of a strange one, as [...]

Twitter and Disaster Resilience: Lessons from #qldfloods and #eqnz

Twitter and Disaster Resilience: Lessons from #qldfloods and #eqnz

Snurb, 27 April 2012
We’re doing quite a few presentations of our crisis communication research at the moment. A few days after our ANZDMC presentation, I flew down to Melbourne to run a workshop on social media and disaster resilience [...]

New ARC Linkage project: Social media in times of crisis

New ARC Linkage project: Social media in times of crisis

Jean Burgess, 1 November 2011
This morning the Australian Research Council announced the latest round of major grant funding, and I’m pleased to be able to report some very good news. Along with our CCI colleagues Kate Crawford and Terry Flew, [...]

Emergency Management Conference

Snurb, 12 July 2011
I’m pushing my luck by heading down to Melbourne again tomorrow – hopefully without being held up by ash clouds, pilot strikes, or any other unforeseen disruptions, this time. I’m there to speak at the Emergence [...]

Emergency Media and Public Affairs Conference

Snurb, 11 April 2011
Hot on the heels of last week’s very successful Eidos Institute symposium on Social Media in Times of Crisis, in Brisbane, comes the Emergency Media and Public Affairs conference in Canberra; I’m flying down tomorrow to [...]

Broader Twitter Patterns during Acute Events

Snurb, 5 April 2011
Working through our available data on Twitter use during crisis events ahead of the Eidos Institute symposium on Monday, I started thinking about some of the broader patterns we are seeing. Very obviously, a good bit [...]

Social Media in Times of Crisis

Snurb, 4 April 2011
As we’ve mentioned in a previous post, Jean and I participated in the Eidos Institute symposium “Social Media in Times of Crisis” at the State Library of Queensland today – which turned out to be a [...]

Event: Social Media in Times of Crisis

Snurb, 28 March 2011
A quick heads-up for our Australian-based readers: our work on researching social media use during the Queensland floods will be featured at a symposium in Brisbane on 4 April 2011, organised by the Eidos Institute. In [...]

Social Media and Emergencies, in German(y)

Snurb, 25 March 2011
The German online magazine Politik-Digital, which covers issues relating to politics and the Internet, has just published a lengthy interview with me about the role of Twitter and other social media platforms during recent disasters, and [...]

Twitter in the Christchurch Earthquake, Pt. 3

Snurb, 16 March 2011
We’ve spent the last couple of posts looking at user activity patterns on Twitter during the days following the Christchurch earthquake. Now it’s time to shift our attention to the themes discussed by the #eqnz hashtag [...]