Tag Archives: 'floods'

Talk about Disasters Workshop

Talk about Disasters Workshop

francesshaw, 1 July 2012
Our fabulous colleague (and co-author of the Queensland floods report) Frances Shaw came up to Brisbane this week to participate in a crisis communication workshop at Griffith University. Here are her impressions from the workshop, and [...]

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 [...]

CCI Report on #qldfloods and @QPSMedia in the 2011 Floods

CCI Report on #qldfloods and @QPSMedia in the 2011 Floods

Snurb, 11 January 2012
It’s difficult to believe that one year ago, significant parts of Brisbane were inundated by floodwaters; thankfully, there has been no repeat of the flood crisis this year. One of the few good news stories to [...]

Social Media, the Convergence Review, and Our Research

Snurb, 10 August 2011
Some welcome validation of our efforts to understand the use of social media – especially Twitter – during recent natural disasters (a few key posts are collected here) has arrived in the form of a number [...]

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 [...]

The Queensland Floods on Twitter: A Brief First Look

The Queensland Floods on Twitter: A Brief First Look

Snurb, 17 January 2011
Update: added another graph showing the total number of tweets from leading accounts. Queensland has just experienced a once-in-decades flood event, with the capital Brisbane (where we’re based) hit especially hard. Social media like Twitter and [...]