Notes towards the scientific study of public communication on Twitter

Bruns, Axel & Burgess, Jean (2012) Notes towards the scientific study of public communication on Twitter. In Tokar, Alexander, Beurskens, Michael, Keuneke, Susanne, Mahrt, Merja, Peters, Isabella, Puschmann, Cornelius, et al. (Eds.) Science and the Internet. Düsseldorf University Press, Düsseldorf, pp. 159-169.

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Abstract

Twitter is now well-established as an important platform for real-time public communication. Twitter research continues to lag behind these developments, with many studies remaining focused on individual case studies and utilizing home-grown, idiosyncratic, non-repeatable, and non-verifiable research methodologies. While the development of a full-blown “science of Twitter” may remain illusory, it is nonetheless necessary to move beyond such individual scholarship and toward the development of more comprehensive, transferable, and rigorous tools and methods for the study of Twitter on a large scale and in close to real time.

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ID Code: 55916
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Paper presented in International Conference in Science and the Internet (COSCI 12), Düsseldorf, Germany, 1 -3 Aug 2012
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Keywords: Twitter, social media, quantitative research, metrics, methodology
ISBN: 9783943460162
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Studies (200101)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Media Studies (200104)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Düsseldorf University Press
Deposited On: 19 Dec 2012 23:42
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2015 23:37

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