Tag Archives: 'social media'

Moving Politics Online: How Australian Mainstream Media Portray Social Media as Political Tools

Moving Politics Online: How Australian Mainstream Media Portray Social Media as Political Tools

Theresa Sauter, 1 July 2013
(by Theresa Sauter and Axel Bruns) Difficult as it may be to believe, we’re still almost three months out from the likely date of the next Australian federal election; campaigning during this time will become even [...]

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 the Media III: Uses

Social Media in the Media III: Uses

Theresa Sauter, 4 April 2013
In previous posts I outlined the details of a preliminary study we conducted on how social media are used as political tools and how this activity is portrayed in traditional media outlets. I provide an overview [...]

Social Media in the Media II: User Groups

Social Media in the Media II: User Groups

Theresa Sauter, 3 April 2013
In a previous post I introduced work we have been doing here at the CCI to contribute to an understanding of the way in which social media are portrayed as political tools in traditional media outlets. [...]

Social Media in the Media I: Comparing Social and Traditional Media

Social Media in the Media I: Comparing Social and Traditional Media

Theresa Sauter, 2 April 2013
One of the research projects some of us here at the CCI are currently involved in, in cooperation with researchers from California State University, Uppsala University, and the Universities of Oslo and Bergen, aims to apply [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Twitter and the Emergence of ‘Big Data’ Research in the Humanities

Twitter and the Emergence of ‘Big Data’ Research in the Humanities

Snurb, 2 November 2012
In a previous post, I mentioned the new M/C Journal article on the impact which Twitter, Inc.’s tightening of its API rules has on research into the uses of Twitter. The use of data from the [...]

A Collection of Presentations on Twitter Research Methods

A Collection of Presentations on Twitter Research Methods

Snurb, 4 August 2012
Over the past month, my colleagues Jean Burgess, Tim Highfield, Tanya Nitins and I have been travelling through Europe in various combinations to participate in workshops and conferences which address some of the key themes of [...]

Digital Methods in Bristol

Digital Methods in Bristol

Snurb, 10 July 2012
I spent today at the University of the West of England in Bristol, as a guest of the Digital Methods as Mainstream Methodology network, a fabulous new initiative supported by the National Centre for Research Methods [...]