Tag Archives: 'election'

#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. [...]

#ausvotes 2016: Some Early Impressions

#ausvotes 2016: Some Early Impressions

Snurb, 14 June 2016
We’re now well into one of the longest Australian election campaigns in recent memory, and close enough to election date that we should expect the general public and not just the usual political junkies to begin [...]

#ausvotes Revisited: Social Media in the 2013 Australian Federal Election

#ausvotes Revisited: Social Media in the 2013 Australian Federal Election

Snurb, 9 May 2016
As Australia commences one of the longest federal election campaigns in living memory, much attention will be paid again to how parties and politicians are utilising the latest tools available in their campaigning arsenal: social media. [...]

#qldvotes: A Final Social Media Round-Up

#qldvotes: A Final Social Media Round-Up

Snurb, 2 February 2015
By any measure, it’s been an extraordinary weekend here in Queensland. The same electoral tsunami that brought the LNP to power in March 2012 has washed the government away again in January 2015. Premier Campbell Newman [...]

#qldvotes: Final-Week Update on Social Media Activities

#qldvotes: Final-Week Update on Social Media Activities

Snurb, 28 January 2015
This year’s Queensland state election campaign may be very brief, but it’s certainly been action-packed. In my previous post I provided an overview of what were roughly the first two weeks of the campaign; mid-way through [...]

Twitter in the Queensland State Election, Two Weeks In

Twitter in the Queensland State Election, Two Weeks In

Snurb, 20 January 2015
Somewhat earlier than expected, Queensland finds itself in the throes of a very tightly contested state election campaign, which was called on 6 January and concludes with election day on 31 January. Just like candidates and [...]

#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 [...]