Tag Archives: '#qldfloods'

New Users in Times of Crisis (and Revolution)

New Users in Times of Crisis (and Revolution)

Darryl Woodford, 27 November 2013
As part of our recent work investigating the Twitter Userbase, we have collected data on accounts registered around the 2011 triad of natural disasters; the Queensland Floods (January), Christchurch Earthquake (22 February) and Tokyo Earthquake & [...]

Researching Social Media in Times of Crisis

Researching Social Media in Times of Crisis

Snurb, 4 April 2013
I’ve just returned home from the Social Media in Times of Crisis conference at the State Library of Queensland, which we organised together with our ARC Linkage partners at the Eidos Institute, and I’m pleased to [...]

Social Media in Times of Crisis 2013: Register Now!

Social Media in Times of Crisis 2013: Register Now!

Snurb, 19 March 2013
Our research into the use of social media for crisis communication, which produced last year’s report on the use of Twitter during the 2011 Queensland floods and a variety of other outputs (on the Christchurch earthquakes, [...]

Recent media coverage: Twitter data ownership and the 2013 #qldfloods

Recent media coverage: Twitter data ownership and the 2013 #qldfloods

Jean Burgess, 2 March 2013
I’m writing this from Cambridge (MA, USA; not UK), where I’m a few days into my stint as a Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Research New England. I’m thrilled to be able to spend some quality time [...]

Our Work Featured by the Australian Research Council

Our Work Featured by the Australian Research Council

Snurb, 27 February 2013
It’s not every day that your work gets an acknowledgment from the most important research funding and evaluation authority in the country – but today is one such day: our research into the use of Twitter [...]

Twitter and Crisis Communication from #qldfloods to #sandy

Twitter and Crisis Communication from #qldfloods to #sandy

Snurb, 7 November 2012
My recent trip to a number of European conferences and other research events also provided an opportunity to present some of our ongoing work on the use of social media in crisis communication – as our [...]

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 [...]