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#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 [...]

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 [...]

Mid-Week #qldvotes Update: How the Leaders Compare

Mid-Week #qldvotes Update: How the Leaders Compare

Snurb, 22 March 2012
As we count down to the Queensland state election date, I’ve just published a new piece about the Twitter campaign in The Conversation – head over to the site to read it there. The centrepiece of [...]

Queensland Election, Week 4: All Over But the Shouting?

Queensland Election, Week 4: All Over But the Shouting?

Snurb, 18 March 2012
There’s just one more week to go until the end of the 2012 Queensland state election campaign – and as I write this, the tenor of the mainstream media coverage is that we’re heading for a [...]

Queensland Election, Week 3: The Twitter Story to Date

Queensland Election, Week 3: The Twitter Story to Date

Snurb, 11 March 2012
Having caught up with developments in week 2 in the previous post, let’s bring the story up to date by looking at activity patterns on Twitter during week 3 of the Queensland state election. This post [...]

Queensland Election, Week 2: Some More Twitter Patterns

Queensland Election, Week 2: Some More Twitter Patterns

Snurb, 11 March 2012
OK, so much for my plan to post a weekly update on the way the Queensland election is playing our on Twitter: I spent most of week 2 at a research workshop in Sydney, and didn’t [...]

Queensland Politicians on Twitter: Some Initial Observations

Queensland Politicians on Twitter: Some Initial Observations

Snurb, 18 February 2012
Well, the Queensland state election is about to start in earnest: Premier Anna Bligh is expected to visit the Governor tomorrow to ask her to resolve parliament and call an election for the end of March. [...]