Social networks

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Evaluation

A review of the evidence on developing and supporting policy and practice networks

‘Networks’ and ‘networking’ are widely used (and often under-defined) concepts. This rapid review takes a more focused look at networks - specifically those that support policy and practice development, from the point of view of charitable organisations that may want to foster them as a...
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Affiliation in transition: rethinking society membership with early-career researchers in the social sciences

This paper explores new forms of connection and community for early-career researchers, which are often facilitated by social media and other communication technologies.
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Families in Australia Survey: life during COVID-19 - report no.3

This research paper looks at how Australians sought and provided financial, emotional and physical assistance during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Isolated AgTech in Australia? A social network analysis of an innovative sector

Social networks are an integral component of entrepreneurial ecosystems. This study builds on an academic body of research into social networks between centres of innovation capital and geographically distant entrepreneurial ecosystems seeking funding.
Journal article

Bridging the relationship gap: using social network theories to inform library services for graduate students

This article provides practical, relationship-driven options for increasing librarians’ engagement with graduate students.
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Social influences on gamblers by risk group: an egocentric social network analysis

This study is the first to consider and directly compare the social networks of non-gamblers and non-problem, low risk, moderate risk and problem gamblers. It highlights the distinct role of social influence, likely through normalisation and social selection, not just of gambling, but also experiencing...
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Ad hoc innovation by users of social networks: The case of Twitter

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 provide a technological...
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Bots in the Twittersphere

Twitter bots are accounts that can post content or interact with other users in an automated way and without direct human input. This study focuses on a particular kind of bot behavior - bots that tweet or retweet links to content around the web.
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Sources shared on Twitter: a case study on immigration

As news organisations battle charges of 'fake news' and face low levels of trust from a skeptical public, this study suggests that news outlets still play the largest role in content that gets shared on Twitter, at least when it comes to one contentious issue...
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Balmoral fire connect: a case study of social networks and the diffusion of bushfire preparedness information in a rural community.

This report examines the diffusion of information using social network analysis of four key staff at BBNC. This demonstrates a supplementary method whereby rural networks can add to the formal fire safety education available in the community.