Tag Archives: 'television'

Australian Reality TV on Twitter: A Two Horse Race

Australian Reality TV on Twitter: A Two Horse Race

Darryl Woodford, 13 August 2013
Last weekend provided an opportunity to compare the three currently running Australian reality television series, and their social media presence, with Big Brother Showdown on Saturday night, and both X-Factor and Masterchef airing on Sunday. For [...]

Big Brother 15, West Coast Viewers & Guilt by Association

Big Brother 15, West Coast Viewers & Guilt by Association

Darryl Woodford, 29 July 2013
Over at my own blog, I have been running an almost-daily series of posts looking at the current US reality series “Big Brother”, now in its 15th incarnation in the US (the 10th Australian series starts [...]

Starting 2013 with an Article on Twitter and #Eurovision

Starting 2013 with an Article on Twitter and #Eurovision

Snurb, 7 January 2013
The new year has barely begun, but I’m delighted to say that we’ve already clocked up our first publication for 2013: Information, Communication & Society has just published an article by Tim Highfield, Stephen Harrington and [...]

Twitter and the Media in Europe and Australia

Twitter and the Media in Europe and Australia

Snurb, 5 November 2012
A key theme in our recent research is the place of Twitter in the wider media ecology, globally as well as in specific domestic contexts. There are a number of ways that the relationship between Twitter [...]

Some Brief Updates: Twitter and Television, Arab Spring Symposium

Some Brief Updates: Twitter and Television, Arab Spring Symposium

Snurb, 23 June 2012
The Mapping Online Publics Team is currently busy at the CCI Winter School, but here, at least, are a handful of very quick updates. First, my colleagues Stephen Harrington, Tim Highfield and I have published a [...]

Twitter and the Royal Wedding, Pt. 2: Something New

Twitter and the Royal Wedding, Pt. 2: Something New

Snurb, 12 August 2011
The first part of this post examined some of the basic stats on Twitter use during the 29 April 2011 royal wedding. Here, we’ll try something a little different: in the tweets using the #royalwedding hashtag [...]

Twitter and the Royal Wedding, Pt. 1: Something Processed

Twitter and the Royal Wedding, Pt. 1: Something Processed

Snurb, 12 August 2011
OK: I realise this may induce some cognitive dissonance in susceptible readers while those images of the London riots continue to flash across our TV screens (and we’re now also tracking some of the Twitter coverage [...]

Tweeting at the TV: Some Observations on #GoBackSBS

Tweeting at the TV: Some Observations on #GoBackSBS

Snurb, 7 July 2011
Television programmes spruiking their associated Twitter hashtags is now a common spectacle; we’re seeing this for everything from political debate (#qanda) to reality TV (#masterchef). One particularly successful example of this viewer engagement strategy was SBS’s [...]

Twitter Spoils the Oscars Party for Channel Nine

Twitter Spoils the Oscars Party for Channel Nine

Snurb, 2 March 2011
As something of a distraction from our recent focus on the role of social media during natural disasters, I thought I’d share a few observations on the use of Twitter during the Oscars broadcast a few [...]