Tag Archives: 'politics'

From ATNIX to Hitwise: Australian Online News Audiences, 2012-14

From ATNIX to Hitwise: Australian Online News Audiences, 2012-14

Snurb, 14 October 2014
It’s been a long time since I’ve published the Australian Twitter News Index (ATNIX) on a semi-regular basis – other commitments got the better of me for some time, I’m afraid. In addition, I’ve also needed [...]

#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 [...]

#ausvotes: Twitter Activity across the Electorates

#ausvotes: Twitter Activity across the Electorates

Snurb, 22 August 2013
Following on from yesterday’s update of overall Twitter activity patterns around Australian federal politicians’ and candidates’ accounts, here’s a slightly different look at the same data – and before I forget again, I want to say [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, Weeks 28-32/2013

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, Weeks 28-32/2013

Snurb, 19 August 2013
Seeing as we’re mostly occupied with tracking the use of Twitter in the Australian federal election campaign, this is an ultra-brief update on our Australian Twitter News Index, but it’s one which deserves to be pushed [...]

#ausvotes: Networks of Interaction on Twitter

#ausvotes: Networks of Interaction on Twitter

Snurb, 16 August 2013
Earlier this week I posted the first of our analyses of how the Australian federal election campaign is unfolding on Twitter, based on our observation of the tweets from and @mentions of a large number of [...]

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 [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, Weeks 20-27/2013

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, Weeks 20-27/2013

Snurb, 15 July 2013
Once again, too much time has passed between ATNIX updates; I hope to return again soon at least to regular monthly posts, but for the moment, this will need to be another two-month update. Several circumstances [...]