Twitter

Report

18 Aug 2016
72

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
110

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
5

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
53

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...

Journal article

4 Jan 2016
246

Abstract

Public institutions are increasingly reliant on data from social media sites to measure public attitude and provide timely public engagement. Such reliance includes the exploration of public views on important social issues such as gender-based violence (GBV). In this study, we examine...

Commentary

Article

26 Oct 2015
175

The spotlight has been turned on the technology industry as stories of toxic work environments emerge and user frustration with online abuse builds. The Minefield considers whether this is an inevitable part of digital disruption—and whether we should opt out altogether.

These...

Journal article

19 Oct 2015
198

Abstract

Social media and strategic communication sit at the heart of the war of ideas between the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the West. The West is critically vulnerable to ISIL’s use of social media, shrewdly exploited in the...

Audio podcast

22 Sep 2015
125

In this podcast Flip Prior, Twitter Australia’s Partnerships Manager – News & Government, discusses how government departments and politicians use Twitter to advance the conversation.

Flip is Twitter Australia’s partnership manager in news and government. She’s responsible for developing relationships with key news organisations...

Commentary

Article

16 Sep 2015
161

Australian political observers will not need to be alerted to the fact that we have a new Prime Minister: Monday afternoon, former Liberal Party leader Malcolm Turnbull unexpectedly challenged Prime Minister Tony Abbott for the leadership, and later that night won a party room ballot...

Report

10 Sep 2015
90

Overview

This new paper from the Centre for the Analyisis of Social Media at Demos and Ipsos MORI argues that whilst social media platforms offer powerful new ways of understanding society, they are often researched poorly, with little examination of the extent to...

Report

2 Jun 2015
123

The research uses social media data from Twitter to develop a methodology for understanding the effects of events and conferences.

Working paper

13 May 2015
248

This paper examines a new way of detecting and measuring social action, especially that which takes place below the radar.

Abstract

People try to help others in a wide number of ways. Taken together this is social action - the heart of...

Report

8 Apr 2015
119

Examines the potential of listening to conversations taking place about immigration on Twitter.

Summary

Over the last fifteen years, immigration has become an increasingly important political issue in the United Kingdom – with growing concern among the settled population about its economic...

Report

7 Mar 2015
220

Presents a demographic snapshot of ISIS supporters on Twitter by analysing a sample of 20,000 ISIS-supporting Twitter accounts, mapping the locations, preferred languages, and the number and type of followers of these accounts.

Overview

Although much ink has been spilled on ISIS’s...

Journal article

9 Dec 2014
214

In this article, Twitter streams are analysed and social network analysis on the data collated about the Twitter users in the Western Syria-based fighters is shown to reveal the controlling role played by feeder accounts belonging to terrorist organizations in the insurgency zone.

Report

24 Aug 2014
68

Social media represents a new digital commons where people join their social and political lives to those around them. This paper examines the potential of listening to these digital voices on Twitter, and the consequences for how European Union leaders apprehend, respond to and thereby...

Article

4 Aug 2014
124

Presents initial findings from a research project aimed at determining some of the key themes and topics driving activity in the Australian Twittersphere.

Introduction

Twitter is widely used in Australia, but we don’t actually know such a great deal about the structure...

Report

22 May 2014
41

Based on an analysis of more than 1.2 million tweets in English, French and German, this report finds mixed sentiment toward the European Union and a general lack of passion about the candidates seeking the European Commission presidency.

Summary

A new Pew...

Report

10 May 2014
280

This study was undertaken to better understand the volume, degree and type of misogynistic language used on Twitter.

Conference paper

1 Dec 2013
5

This paper seeks to establish a set of concepts to help frame an empirical analysis of the relationship between internet communication technologies and political discourses. It discusses theoretical and methodological issues relating to established frameworks for investigating the role that these technologies play in politics....

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