Social networks


Sensis social media report 2017

The Sensis Social Media report is an annual survey of 800 consumers, 1,000 SMBs and 100 large businesses on how they use social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Mapping the Melbourne sharing economy

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...
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Networking for social purpose: what's needed?

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 improve teaching...
Conference paper

Manufacturing’s wicked problems (partially) explained through social network analysis

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 employee...

The social supply of cannabis among young people in Australia

Foreword 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 years throughout Australia, to...
Conference paper

Exploring a methodology for tracing spatial, social and textual networks through neighbourhoods

This study, currently in progress, is concerned with the circulation of knowledge, practice and objects related to parenting through three contrasting neighbourhoods.

Evaluating the user perceived usefulness of enterprise social networking

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. Abstract This paper first outlines the global trend towards enterprise...

Quantifying the invisible audience in social networks

This paper combines survey and large-scale log data to examine how well users’ perceptions of their audience match their actual audience on Facebook. Abstract When you share content in an online social network, who is listening? Users have scarce information about who actually sees their...

Mobile apps: emerging issues in media and communications

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 response strategies. It...

Who matters online: measuring influence, evaluating content and countering violent extremism in online social networks

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. The findings of this highly innovative...