Social Media in Times of Crisis

Written by Terry Flew on November 18, 2013

I presented on the uses of social media such as Twitter by emergency management officials and media at the International Communications Association Regional Conference in Shanghai, China. The paper can be accessed here. There was a slight delay in posting due to the overzealous management of social media in the PRC, which extends to the incendiary media that is Powerpoint.

Ica shanghai presentation nov 13 from Terry Flew

Internet advocacy – do insults really work?

Written by Terry Flew on July 23, 2012

Below is a Twitter post from Geordie Guy, reposted by Mark Newton, on the Australian Law Reform Commission web site after it was posted that I had won a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence at QUT for my work on the National Classification Scheme Review.

Both Guy and Newton are well-know Internet free speech advocates, with Guy periodically appearing on Sunrise and contributing to New Matilda and the ABC’s The Drum web site. Guy was also until recently a Vice-Chair of

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Mapping the Australian Twittersphere

Written by Terry Flew on May 24, 2012

My colleagues Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess have released their preliminary mapping of Twitter use in Australia – the Australian Twittersphere – and it has received considerable media publicity.

A copy of their presentation to the Digital Humanities Australasia: Building, Mapping, Connecting conference held in Canberra in April 2012 is provided below:

Mapping the Australian Twittersphere
View another webinar from Axel Bruns