Journal article

25 Jul 2017

The ethical and social implications of data mining, algorithmic curation and automation in the context of social media have been of heightened concern for a range of researchers with interests in digital media in recent years, with particular concerns about privacy arising in the context...

Research report

4 Nov 2016

Coverage of any breaking news event today often includes footage captured by eyewitnesses and uploaded to the social web. This has changed how journalists and news organizations not only report and produce news, but also how they engage with sources and audiences. In addition to...

Conference paper

2 Jul 2016

The purpose of this paper and session is fourfold. Firstly, we outline an enduring educational and social problem, poor levels of literacy amongst some adults, including students in higher education, and a potential innovative solution – the gamification of literacy learning. The problem of literacy...

Research report

10 Nov 2015

Today, 68% of Americans own a smartphone of some kind and an increasing number of digital interactions occur within the context of mobile apps. Apps (short for “applications”) are programs that users can download to their smartphone or tablet computer. They can serve a nearly...

Research report

15 Oct 2015

Previous research has found that pregnant women and women in the early years of parenthood now often turn to digital media sources of information and support. One recent form of digital media to which they have access is the mobile software applications (‘apps’) available for...


12 Oct 2015

Australians are invited to count birds in their backyard from 19 – 25 October 2015 and to submit their findings via an app to contribute to the overall picture of bird life in Australia.

Research report

19 Aug 2015

In today’s world, people — particularly young people — are continually finding and adapting new ways of communicating electronically to fit their needs. Case in point: 2015 marks the first time Pew Research Center has asked specifically about mobile messaging apps as a separate kind...

Research report

27 Aug 2012


Australia is slowly shifting to the concept of open and transparent governance that relies on a two-way communication system between the Government and citizens. One of the ways in which councils are engaging more with citizens is through the use of smart...

Audio program

10 May 2012

Margot Adlerof NPR looks into the newly popular computer and phone applications that are being created as a means of locating migrating birds.

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

This paper explores the evolution and landscape of the App, what governs and regulates the App and the App market now, what might be missing and explore some possible future outcomes and thoughts for the current convergence review. It considers the question, Is the App...