both reveals and transforms the ‘meanings’ and ‘uses’ of media platforms: eg acceptance of social media’s ‘usefulness’ by MSM (floods examples)
ACUTE EVENTSIN SOCIAL MEDIAJEAN BURGESS | @jeanburgessQUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGYKATE CRAWFORD | @katecrawfordUNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALESARC CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR CREATIVEINDUSTRIES & INNOVATION
acute events: JohanBerglund Common dynamics: sharp peaks, high volume and intensity Highly mediated, involving multiple actors/interests In twitter, often coordinated around particular #hashtags Produce controversies & ‘adjunctive conversations’
Event-driven research ‘peakiness’ and ‘burstiness’ Andreas Jungherr and Pascal Jürgens (2011) ‘A map drawn in sand: Twitter data and the structure of political campaigns’. Düsseldorf Workshop on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Twitter Analysis (DIATA11), Düsseldorf, Germany on 14-15Flickr: gabrielaP93 September 2011.