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The pattern of disinterest in Schapelle Corby’s release also reflected in our data on the total number of visits to these Australian news sites. Made Nagi/EPA/AAP

Schapelle Corby fails to draw a Twitter audience

The Schapelle Corby media circus wasn't reflected in Twitter stats and calls to boycott Fairfax during the staff strike show limited impact on this social media platform as well.
US President Donald Trump and African dictator Idi Amin - different, but the same. EPA and Reuters

Idi Amin and Donald Trump - strong men with unlikely parallels

Some may say it's far fetched to compare a 1970s African dictator with the President of the United States. But the similarities between Idi Amin and Donald Trump are quite startling.
Tired of seeing the same thing on Twitter? Shutterstock

Australian Twitter is more diverse than you think

Twitter is made up of numerous communities clustered around all manner of topics. If all you see is the same, it's time to break out of your filter bubble.
The Qingming Festival, also known as Tomb-Sweeping Day, is marked by Chinese people by going to the cemetery to clean up tombs, bring flowers, and make offerings to their ancestors. Jerome Favre/AAP

Why China will be watching how we commemorate Anzac Day

Like Australia, China traditionally commemorates those who served in war in April each year, and increasingly they do it via social media.
Syrian doctors treat a child following a suspected chemical attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, northern Idlib province, Syria. Edlib Media Center, via AP, File

How much power can an image actually wield?

Will recent photos of chemical attack victims in Syria provoke a short-term emotional reaction or a sustained humanitarian campaign?
Mishaps can spiral out of control quickly these days. Kamil Krzaczynski/AP Photo

How social media turned United’s PR flub into a firestorm

Incidents that may have been mere hiccups a few years ago today can go viral in an instant, causing a massive backlash and leaving some of the biggest companies wrong-footed.
Cyclone Debbie didn’t present strongly on twitter according to the ATNIX. Tracey Nearmy/AAP

ATNIX: Debbie misses Twitter

News sharing on Twitter focuses on a broad range of topics, even as Cyclone Debbie dominated other news sources, as shown by the Australian Twitter News Index for March 2017.

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