10 October 2013 | Drawing on the experiences made in developing innovative ‘big data’ approaches to social media research, this paper examines some of the repercussions for the scholarly research and publication practices of those researchers who do pursue the path of ‘big data’–centric investigation in their work.
04 September 2013 | Using a representative sample of communication associated with the #qldfloods hashtag, this paper examines the discursive aspects of Twitter communication during the floods in the summer of 2010–2011 in Queensland.
04 July 2013 | This report investigates how the political uses of social media are portrayed in the Australian mainstream media, in order to understand the perceptions that help shape how politicians, citizens and journalists employ new media tools to support their political objectives.
09 May 2013 |Although growth in the uptake of blogging has stalled somewhat since its heyday in the early 2000s, blogs and other online platforms for personal writing have been of interest to researchers across the social sciences and humanities for a decade now.
04 March 2013 | This paper outlines a catalogue of widely applicable, standardised metrics for comparing communicative patterns across individual Twitter cases - previously problematic for researchers seeking to develop a more comprehensive perspective on the diverse, sometimes crucial roles which hashtags play in Twitter-based communication.
03 January 2013 | This article examines the use of Twitter as a backchannel technology for the Europe-wide broadcast of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest (as well as for the delayed telecast on SBS in Australia).