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mapping online publics

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Last month, I moved back to Perth, and have been (very slowly) getting back into the routine of the PhD and refamiliarising myself with my data. Over the next few months, hopefully, there will be more posts going up here as I work through case studies (but this might not happen).

If you haven’t already seen it, what you should be keeping an eye on is Mapping Online Publics, the new site for the major research project being run by Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess in partnership with Sociomantic Labs. While the project itself will cover additional social media sites, currently Axel and Jean are posting detailed commentary on current Australian use of Twitter, around both the upcoming Federal election and the just-finished season of Masterchef. The site also highlights how the analysis is being carried out, which tools are most useful, and details the first stages of the research moving away from covering political blog discussions to wider tracking of Australian communication online.


Written by Tim

2 August, 2010 at 5:06 pm

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