Axel Bruns: Mapping Online Publics

, 12:00 pm to

Axel Bruns: Mapping Online Publics

Prof. Axel Bruns, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Mapping Online Publics: Die Rolle von Twitter in der öffentlichen Kommunikation

 

Organiser: Prof. Volker Wittke, Heidi Hanekop, Dr. Yana Breindl, Dr. Marco Schmitt - Teilprojekt "Internet und Gesellschaft"
Date: Monday, 16 July 2012
Time: noon - 2pm
Venue: Oeconomicum, Göttingen University, Room 0.211

The lecture will present the approaches and outcomes of the Mapping Online Publics Project at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, Queensland University of Technology (http://mappingonlinepublics.net/). The Project focuses particularly on the role of social media like Twitter in public communications - in everyday communication as well as in the specific political contexts, crises and popular culture communications. When analysing the use of Twitter, the Project used "big data" methods, in order to gather and evaluate the large datasets.