Social media and society

Social media and society

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ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, June-July 2016

Two media events dominate the Australian Twitter News Index for June/July: the election drives visitors to Australian news sites, but the Don Dale scandal boosts social media sharing for the ABC.
One of the most retweeted images of all time: Barack Obama’s 2012 victory tweet. Twitter: @barackobama

A First Draft of the Present: Why We Must Preserve Social Media Content

History, they say, is written by the winners – but more concretely, it is written on the basis of the records that survive and are accessible to historians. For most of human history, these have recorded…

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, April 2016

Even before Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull fired the starting gun on this year’s election campaign last weekend, Australian media were very clearly switching to election mode. Speculation about any last-minute…

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, October 2015

After the political upheavals in September, which saw Australia’s fourth change of Prime Minister since 2010 with the return of Malcolm Turnbull as Liberal leader, it feels as if things have slowed down…