This article pursues a cross-national comparison of interactions between political journalists and their audiences on Twitter in Germany and Australia, documenting how the differences in the status of Twitter in each country’s media environment manifest in activities and network interactions.
This report explores how social media subcultures — Black Twitter, Feminist Twitter, and Asian American Twitter — interact with the news.
This study is one of the largest analyses to date on how fake news spread on Twitter both during and after the 2016 U.S election campaign.
This case study describes data collection from Twitter, conducted with the intent of capturing conversations following from President Trump’s and others’ use of the #MAGA (“Make America Great Again”) hashtag in Twitter posts during the first 100 days of his presidential administration.
As the #BlackLivesMatter turns five years old, this report takes a look at its evolution on Twitter and how Americans view social media's impact on political and civic engagement.
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.
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...
Collette Snowden takes a look at why Twitter is taking such a big risk, playing with the characteristic that defines and differentiates the service?
The report outlines the results from a robust analysis of the data set on Twitter abuse against women MPs in the United Kingdom.
This article outlines a comprehensive study of computer scientists using Twitter and their tweeting behavior concerning the sharing of web links.
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...
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,...
As part of its ongoing Blogs and Bullets project, PeaceTech Lab analyzed the role of social media in Egypt's failed attempt to transform an effective uprising into a successful democratic transition. The study drew from unique Twitter and Facebook datasets to determine how social media...
For this episode, Andrew interviewed Major Mick Cook from the Australian Army.
In recent years the Army has withdrawn from deployments in Afghanistan, Timor-Leste and the Solomon Islands (but been sent back to Iraq). Its soldiers are having to learn lessons from past conflicts...
This study examines and compares the use of Twitter by white nationalists, Nazi sympathizers, and ISIS supporters respectively, providing some preliminary comparisons of how each movement uses the platform.
Major findings include:
1. Major American white nationalist movements on Twitter...
New online big data research by the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos think tank has found significant spikes in the use of anti-Islamic language on Twitter in the immediate aftermath of news events, particularly terrorist attacks.