Twitter

Report

17 Dec 2018

This report explores how social media subcultures — Black Twitter, Feminist Twitter, and Asian American Twitter — interact with the news.

Report

4 Oct 2018

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.

Journal article

31 Aug 2018

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.

Report

11 Jul 2018

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.

Report

An estimated two-thirds of tweeted links to popular websites are posted by automated accounts – not human beings
9 Apr 2018

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.

Report

29 Jan 2018

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...

Commentary

29 Sep 2017

Collette Snowden takes a look at why Twitter is taking such a big risk, playing with the characteristic that defines and differentiates the service?

Audio

19 Sep 2017

It's the preferred platform of Donald Trump, but to some politicians in Australia, Twitter isn't worth the energy.

Survey

Report

4 Sep 2017

The report outlines the results from a robust analysis of the data set on Twitter abuse against women MPs in the United Kingdom.

Report

22 Jun 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.

Journal article

21 Jun 2017

This article outlines a comprehensive study of computer scientists using Twitter and their tweeting behavior concerning the sharing of web links.

Commentary

Article

3 May 2017

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...

Audio

25 Mar 2017

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,...

Report

7 Oct 2016

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...

Audio podcast

1 Sep 2016

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...

Report

1 Sep 2016

Introduction

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...

Report

18 Aug 2016

Overview

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.

Many...

Report

17 Aug 2016

Overview

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), like no other terrorist organization before, has used Twitter and other social media channels to broadcast its message, inspire followers, and recruit new fighters. Though much less heralded, ISIS opponents have also taken to...

Blog post

26 Jul 2016

In this blog post, Svenja Ottovordemgentschenfelde discusses her experience interviewing political journalists for her ongoing Tow Fellow research project "Beyond 140 characters", which examines how, why, and under what circumstances political journalists engage with Twitter.

Pursuing a semi-structured, conversational style of interview, she was...

Blog post

29 Mar 2016

In 2009, The Washington Post’s Paul Farhi wrote a feature for the American Journalism Review on what he called the "Twitter Explosion". He questioned the micro-blogging platform as the “world’s most overhyped technology” and “latest media obsession” and set out to argue for its value...

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