Tag Archives: 'Twitter'

First Steps in Exploring the Australian Twittersphere

First Steps in Exploring the Australian Twittersphere

Snurb, 4 August 2014
Twitter is widely used in Australia, but we don’t actually know such a great deal about the structure and dynamics of the Australian Twittersphere. Back in 2011/12, our research began to identify Australian Twitter users and [...]

Layers of Communication on Twitter

Layers of Communication on Twitter

Snurb, 25 April 2014
If you’ve been wondering about the lack of news on this site – yes, we’re still here, and if we haven’t posted since the start of the year it’s because behind the scenes we’ve been busy [...]

Digital Appendix: A ‘Big Data’ Approach to Mapping the Australian Twittersphere

Digital Appendix: A ‘Big Data’ Approach to Mapping the Australian Twittersphere

Snurb, 1 January 2014
The images below present higher-resolution versions of the graphs contained in the chapter “A ‘Big Data’ Approach to Mapping the Australian Twittersphere” by Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, and Tim Highfield in the collection Repurposing the Digital [...]

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 & [...]

Announcing Twitter and Society

Announcing Twitter and Society

Snurb, 4 November 2013
Much of the focus of this site in recent years has been on Twitter research, often in collaboration with our various colleagues and friends around the world. We’ve tried our best to help along the development [...]

Sporting Twitter Analytics: Comparing the Australian Grand Finals

Sporting Twitter Analytics: Comparing the Australian Grand Finals

Darryl Woodford, 15 October 2013
Over the past fortnight, both of the major Australian winter sporting codes (AFL – Australian Football League & NRL – National Rugby League) played their showpiece occasions, the grand final. Without getting into the technicalities of [...]

Tweeting the A-League: The Success Story So Far

Tweeting the A-League: The Success Story So Far

Snurb, 10 October 2013
Now that the AFL and NRL Grand Finals are over, Australia turns its attention again towards real football: the A-League season 2013/14 starts this Friday. That’s a good enough reason to review how the game has [...]

#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 [...]