Social media in times of crisis – ARC Linkage

Written by Terry Flew on November 1, 2011

It was announced today by the Australian Research Council that the ARC Linkage grant application “Social media in times of crisis” was successful. Thanks to Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess and Kate Crawford for their work in getting it together, and we look forward to working with the Queensland Department of Community Safety, the EIDOS Institute and Sociomantic Labs on this project.

Project Title
Social media in times of crisis: learning from recent natural disasters to improve future
Bruns, A/Prof Axel; Burgess, Dr

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Social Media in Times of Crisis

Written by Terry Flew on April 5, 2011

For anyone unable to get to the Social Media in Times of Crisis event run by the EIDOS Institute and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation yesterday (April 4), you can check out a news story here:
Disaster authorites move to social media more

There are also photos from the day that can be accessed here (via Facebook only).

Digital Directions 2011

Written by Terry Flew on March 3, 2011

I attended the Digital Directions 2011 forum at Walsh Bay Wharf in Sydney today. As in the previous three years, X|Media|Lab and Fairfax Digital put on a fantastic event. Below are some notes made on the iPad – out for its first journey without an accompanying laptop since I got it – before I had to leave at lunch time.

Jack Matthews, CEO, Metropolitan Media, Fairfax Media
* event had 60% Fairfax attendees; 40% others

Greg Hywood, CEO, Fairfax Media
* 1 million

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