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Mapping the Australian Twittersphere

Bruns, Axel; Burgess, Jean; Kirchhoff, Lars; Nicolai, Thomas

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This paper presents the first outcomes of a large-scale project to comprehensively map the follower/followee relationships between public accounts in the Australian Twittersphere. Using custom network crawling technology, we have conducted a snowball crawl of Twitter accounts operated by Australian users to identify more than one million users and map their interconnections. In itself the map provides an overview of the major clusters of densely interlinked users, centred largely around shared...[Show more]

CollectionsDigital Humanities Australasia: Building, Mapping, Connecting (2012)
ANU Conference publications
Date published: 2012-03
Type: Conference presentation
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/9000

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