Social media

Journal article

12 Jul 2017

What can social media tell us about our patrons? We look at Yik Yak through the lens of library ethnography, suggesting that anonymous social media can reveal not only complaints and commentary about library services and spaces, but also uncover students’ emotional and social experience with...

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Research report

22 Jun 2017

Sensis surveyed 800 Australian consumers and 1,100 Australian businesses to continue this landmark study on how social media channels are being used.

This year, the report has been released in two chapters, with the consumer survey results contained in Chapter 1 and the business survey...

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Audio interview

06 Jun 2017

In the wake of terrorist attacks in London, Manchester — and now Melbourne's shooting and siege — social media and online messaging sites are being called on to do more to crack down on online extremists.

Malcolm Turnbull has joined with British Prime Minister Theresa May in accusing...

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Journal article

22 May 2017

The opportunities afforded through digital and communications technologies, in particular social media, have inspired a diverse range of interdisciplinary perspectives exploring how such advancements influence the way we live. Rather than positioning technology as existing in a separate space to...

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Discussion paper

20 May 2017

The Australian Government has released a discussion paper for consultation on the prohibition of the non-consensual sharing of intimate images.

The term ‘non-consensual sharing of intimate images’ refers to the sharing or distribution of an image or video of a person or persons portrayed...

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Survey

19 May 2017

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and the Young Health Movement (YHM) have published this report, examining the positive and negative effects of social media on young people’s health, including a league table of social media platforms according to their impact on young people’s mental...

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Research report

15 May 2017

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) eighth annual report on scam activity highlights the significant harm scams continue to cause to the Australian community.

In 2016, the ACCC and the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN) received a combined 200...

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Website

15 May 2017

 

During this year’s National Consumer Fraud Week (15 - 19 May), Scamwatch is providing advice to Australians to help them ‘spot social media scams’.

Increasing numbers of Australians are encountering—and losing money to—scams on social media. If you use social media, we encourage...

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Report

15 May 2017

Examines the availability and consumption of local content and local news in regional Australia.

Summary

The 2017 report consolidates the findings drawn from three separate local content research projects undertaken by the ACMA in 2016:

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Commentary

Article

04 May 2017

A visitor to this country over the past week might wonder where, or in what year, he or she has landed. It’s now nine sleeps since ANZAC Day 2017, and hundreds of articles and hours of rolling outrage have been expended on a few words posted on Facebook by part-time ABC presenter Yassmin Abdel-...

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Commentary

Article

03 May 2017

What are the major drivers of Twitter take-up, in Australia and elsewhere? Do we connect around shared interests, shared location, or pre-existing offline relationships? And when, in the eleven-year history of the platform, did these structures form?

These are the questions that guided a...

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Research report

03 May 2017

Recent shifts in the media ecosystem raise new concerns about the vulnerability of democratic societies to fake news and the public’s limited ability to contain it. Fake news as a form of misinformation benefits from the fast pace that information travels in today’s media ecosystem, in...

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Video lecture/presentation

02 May 2017

The notion of personal privacy in a digital society may be out of date. While many of us say we still want it, we willingly share our data – and dislike paying to protect it. Governments and online businesses covet our personal information. Meanwhile, almost nobody reads the terms and conditions...

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Discussion paper

01 May 2017

Overview

This Discussion Paper looks at the shifting media landscapes in four Melanesian countries in 2015 — Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. It charts and links the key developments, and considers their potentially wide-ranging impacts on policy,...

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Research report

27 Apr 2017

Introduction

Civic engagement today takes place in a rapidly evolving information ecosystem. More and more, traditional forums for discussion, the exchange of ideas, and debate are mirrored online on platforms like Facebook – leading to an increase in individual access...

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Research report

29 Mar 2017

Many experts fear uncivil and manipulative behaviors on the internet will persist – and may get worse. This will lead to a splintering of social media into AI-patrolled and regulated ‘safe spaces’ separated from free-for-all zones. Some worry this will hurt the open exchange of ideas and...

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Audio program

25 Mar 2017

Twitter is considering a paid subscription service for some of its high-level users.

The service would help businesses retain a greater control over their social media presence, and give them more access to users' habits.

It's been a free platform for eleven years, so who would pay...

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Journal article

23 Mar 2017

Given widespread labor market precarity, contemporary workers - especially those in the media and creative industries - are increasingly called upon to brand themselves. Academics, we contend, are experiencing a parallel pressure to engage in self-promotional practices, particularly as...

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Website

21 Mar 2017

We Feel is a project that explores whether social media - specifically Twitter - can provide an accurate, real-time signal of the world's emotional state.

Hundreds of millions of tweets are posted every day. A huge topic of conversation is, of course, the authors; what...

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Journal article

19 Mar 2017

This paper discusses the potential role of Internet communication technologies, including social media, in the integrated reporting process. A media richness framework provides a conceptual basis to examine the features of Internet technologies, which can facilitate the important external...

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