Twitter and the 2013
Australian Election
Assoc. Prof. Axel Bruns
ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Inno...
BACKGROUND
• Research projects:
– ARC Discovery: New Media and Public Communication (QUT)
– NRC FRISAM: Impact of Social M...
AUSTRALIAN POLITICIANS ON TWITTER
(data to June 2013)
@TONYABBOTTMHR’S FAKE FOLLOWERS
(11/12 Aug. 2013)
@MENTIONS OF LEADERS (@REPLIES + RETWEETS)
RETWEETS OF LEADERS
@MENTIONS OF LEADERS
@MENTIONS OF PARTY CANDIDATES
(@KRUDDMP AND @TONYABBOTTMHR REMOVED)
@MENTIONS
RETWEETS
@MENTIONS BETWEEN POLITICIANS
RETWEETS BETWEEN POLITICIANS
TWEETS BY LEADERS
TWEETS BY PARTY CANDIDATES
TWEETS BY LOCAL CANDIDATES
@MENTIONS OF LOCAL CANDIDATES
@MENTIONS (ELECTION DAY)
GERMANY
@MENTIONS OF LEADERS
(@KRuddMP:
172,000 @mentions)
@MENTIONS OF PARTY CANDIDATES
(ALP: 321,000
@mentions)
TWEETS BY PARTY CANDIDATES
(ALP: 16,600
tweets)
http://mappingonlinepublics.net/
@snurb_dot_info
@jeanburgess
@dpwoodford
@lena_sauter
@timhighfield
@_StephenH
@quods
@so...
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Twitter and the 2013 Australian Election

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Paper presented at Political Imperatives: Media and the 2013 Election Campaign, Brisbane, 27 Sep. 2013.

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Twitter and the 2013 Australian Election

  1. 1. Twitter and the 2013 Australian Election Assoc. Prof. Axel Bruns ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation Queensland University of Technology a.bruns@qut.edu.au – @snurb_dot_info – http://mappingonlinepublics.net/
  2. 2. BACKGROUND • Research projects: – ARC Discovery: New Media and Public Communication (QUT) – NRC FRISAM: Impact of Social Media on Agenda-Setting in Election Campaigns (QUT, UiO, UiB, Uppsala, CSU LB) – ATN-DAAD: Mapping Networked Politics (QUT, LMU) • Study design: – Comparative study of Twitter usage during Australian, Norwegian, German (and US) election – Tracking tweets from and at Twitter accounts of MPs and candidates before, during, and after election campaigns – Additional analysis of follower networks, national Twitterspheres, social media / mainstream media intersections, etc.
  3. 3. AUSTRALIAN POLITICIANS ON TWITTER (data to June 2013)
  4. 4. @TONYABBOTTMHR’S FAKE FOLLOWERS (11/12 Aug. 2013)
  5. 5. @MENTIONS OF LEADERS (@REPLIES + RETWEETS)
  6. 6. RETWEETS OF LEADERS
  7. 7. @MENTIONS OF LEADERS
  8. 8. @MENTIONS OF PARTY CANDIDATES (@KRUDDMP AND @TONYABBOTTMHR REMOVED)
  9. 9. @MENTIONS
  10. 10. RETWEETS
  11. 11. @MENTIONS BETWEEN POLITICIANS
  12. 12. RETWEETS BETWEEN POLITICIANS
  13. 13. TWEETS BY LEADERS
  14. 14. TWEETS BY PARTY CANDIDATES
  15. 15. TWEETS BY LOCAL CANDIDATES
  16. 16. @MENTIONS OF LOCAL CANDIDATES
  17. 17. @MENTIONS (ELECTION DAY)
  18. 18. GERMANY
  19. 19. @MENTIONS OF LEADERS (@KRuddMP: 172,000 @mentions)
  20. 20. @MENTIONS OF PARTY CANDIDATES (ALP: 321,000 @mentions)
  21. 21. TWEETS BY PARTY CANDIDATES (ALP: 16,600 tweets)
  22. 22. http://mappingonlinepublics.net/ @snurb_dot_info @jeanburgess @dpwoodford @lena_sauter @timhighfield @_StephenH @quods @socialmediaQUT
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