Tag Archives: 'Kevin Rudd'

Factcheck: Did Tony Abbott Buy Twitter Followers?

Factcheck: Did Tony Abbott Buy Twitter Followers?

Snurb, 12 August 2013
This past Sunday evening, the first reports emerged of a rapid and unusual increase in the number of Twitter and Facebook followers for Australian Opposition Leader Tony Abbott. An overall increase in followers during an election [...]

Follower Accession: How Australian Politicians Gained Their Twitter Followers

Follower Accession: How Australian Politicians Gained Their Twitter Followers

Snurb, 8 July 2013
This post follows on from a number of research activities we’ve covered here in the past. Last week, we released our CCI report Social Media in the Media, which shows the gradual acceptance and integration of [...]

Introducing Twitter Follower Accession Graphs

Introducing Twitter Follower Accession Graphs

Snurb, 8 July 2013
It’s been uncommonly quiet on this site for the last few weeks, as we’ve been busy with various projects, and overseas for a range of research activities. This may well prove to be the calm before [...]

#spill: How Twitter Reacted to the Labor Leadership Challenge

#spill: How Twitter Reacted to the Labor Leadership Challenge

Snurb, 27 June 2013
It’s that time of the electoral cycle again where the Australian Labor Party changes leaders in response to its flagging opinion polling. As with the 2010 leadership spill, which we touched on here, there was a [...]