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27 Jul 2017

The word ‘innovation’ is seemingly everywhere in governments. It is often seen as a way of addressing pressing public policy challenges, and governments are increasingly turning to new innovation policies and innovation ‘units’ or ‘labs’. Yet amidst all this enthusiasm for innovation, there is...

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13 Jul 2017

Ensuring critical fire safety and preparedness information is disseminated to those most vulnerable to bushfire is a high priority for Victorian Emergency Services. Reaching those most at risk in bushfire prone communities relies heavily on an intricate understanding of the communities...

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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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27 Feb 2017

This report presents findings from an analysis of the scale and scope of the sharing economy in Melbourne. The central aim of this report is to outline the breadth of the sharing economy in Melbourne, and to identify future directions for further investigation. The new services that form the...

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02 Dec 2016

Networking and collaboration are becoming increasingly important for addressing the complex challenges in many social sectors – to help build capacity and create momentum for change.

Since 2014, SVA has convened a network of schools in disadvantaged communities to share and collaborate to...

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14 Jul 2016

If you have recently signed an online petition - and then observed a result from it - you are far from alone. Once niche, websites such as Change.org, ipetitions.com and Avaaz.org have moved into the mainstream, shifting influence from organisations into the hands of individuals and...

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01 Jul 2016

Social networks are a vital mechanism to disseminate information to friends and colleagues. In this work, we investigate an important problem-the personalized influential topic search, or PIT-Search in a social network: Given a keyword query q issued by a user u in a social network, a PIT-Search...

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14 Dec 2015

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Cannabis is the most prolifically used illicit drug in Australia, however, there is a gap in our understanding concerning the social interactions and friendships formed around its supply and use.

The authors recruited cannabis users aged between 18 and 30...

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17 Oct 2014

This paper aims to identify user perceived usefulness of enterprise social networking within the public and private sector of Wellington NZ. It aims at determining the specific factors that appeal to enterprise social networking users.

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This paper first...

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02 Jun 2014

This paper reports on an empirical case study based in a UK manufacturing company which was striving for more effective employee engagement. Social Network Analysis (SNA) was used to investigate the situation through a consultative approach involving the workforce in a structured debate about...

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14 Jan 2014

Youth with complex communication needs (CCN) face increased barriers to their social participation due to limited communication abilities and opportunities. Youth today use the internet as a social tool and youth with CCN may also benefit from internet use to increase their social participation...

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05 Jun 2013

With the rapid update of smartphones and tablets, app purchase and usage are quickly becoming mainstream media and communications activities.

This paper is the first in a series of occasional papers examining emerging issues in contemporary media and communications and possible regulatory...

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13 May 2013

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Recent years have seen increased interest in the online presence of extreme right groups. Although originally composed of dedicated websites, the online extreme right milieu now spans multiple networks, including popular social media platforms such as Twitter,...

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03 May 2013

This paper combines survey and large-scale log data to examine how well users’ perceptions of their audience match their actual audience on Facebook.

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When you share content in an online social network, who is listening? Users have scarce information about...

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28 Mar 2013

Through the analysis of thousands of Twitter accounts following prominent white nationalists and anarchists, this report offers new quantitative tools to identify highly engaged extremists in large social networks and to evaluate tactics for combating violent extremism (CVE) online.

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08 Mar 2013

This study finds that Australians in their 70s and 80s have higher levels of subjective wellbeing than those in their 50s and 60s.

Greater proportions of respondents aged 70 and older had high levels of life satisfaction, were comfortable with their standard of living and felt free to...

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18 Feb 2013

The world in which teachers are working is one, thanks to collaborative technologies, in which high levels of interactions among colleagues and the wider educational community can be facilitated. The question, then, is about how to prepare new entrants to the profession to be effectively...

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03 Feb 2012

Evidence shows that engaged students perform better academically than disinterested students. Measurement of engagement with education is difficult and imprecise, especially in large student cohorts.

Traditional measurements such as summary statistics derived from assessment...

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12 Sep 2011

A study on the social networking platform, 'Twitter', its operations, its impact on daily life and how users have shaped it.

Generic, flexible social media spaces such as Facebook and Twitter constitute an increasingly important element in our overall media repertoires. They...

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23 Jun 2011

Two new books look at the places where social ecologies take root and flourish, writes Ian McShane in Inside Story

THIRTY years ago two little-known American sociologists, Ramon Oldenburg and Dennis Brissett, coined the term “third place” to describe...

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