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Ripples of mediatization: Social media and the exposure of the pool interview

Rintel, S., Angus, D., & Fitzgerald, R. (2016). Ripples of mediatization: Social media and the exposure of the pool interview. Discourse, Context & Media, 11, 50-64 DOI: 10/1016/j.dcm.2015.10.003 During the 2011 UK public sector protests, controversy ignited over the “Miliband Loop”, an unedited video from a pool interview showing Labour leader Ed Miliband to have Read more about Ripples of mediatization: Social media and the exposure of the pool interview[…]

Social Mobile Video Infographic 15 April 2015

Infographic: Social mobile video space – April 2015

[PDF: 15 April 2015] Updated 15 April 2015 to include new applications and revise the format. As part of my research into how Skype Qik is being used in the wild, I’ve been looking into the larger space of social mobile video. The ‘infographic’ above (for want of a better term) is a first and very Read more about Infographic: Social mobile video space – April 2015[…]

Social Media in Australia

Harrison, J., Rintel, S., & Mitchell, E.K. (2014). Social Media in Australia. Pp. 589-627 in C. Litang  & M.H. Prosser (Eds.). Social Media in Asia. Doerzbach, Germany: Dignity Press. The vast distances Australians must negotiate to connect their small, highly urbanized population both nationally and internationally have long created the incentive for invention, innovation and the early adoption of communication technologies. Read more about Social Media in Australia[…]

“Selfie” makes it into the OED

I commented in the The Townsville Bulletin about the ongoing ‘selfie’ trend. I said: “It is funny, the most interesting thing was how quickly `selfie` made it into the dictionary,” he said. “It rapidly got in there, it took a long time for the word `blog` to make it in.” […] Dr Rintel said the pocket-camera Read more about “Selfie” makes it into the OED[…]

Facebook Firings

I was interviewed by Rebecca Levingston on ABC 612 on whether your employer be able to use what you say online against you. Listen to the full interview: Related: Rintel, S. (2011, November 4). Do privacy settings work in the age of online reputation management? The Conversation (Online). Rintel, S. (2011, November 3). Unthink rethinks online identity – and fronts Read more about Facebook Firings[…]

Australia’s long #socmed election

I commented in Technology Spectator about Australia’s long, social election after Julia Gillard announced the next Federal Election will occur on  September 14. This is a record length of campaign time in Australian politics, so I was asked whether it might make a difference in social media use. Excerpt: “A common criticism of social media audiences is that Read more about Australia’s long #socmed election[…]

Don’t be surprised by Facebook fatigue fluctuations, but don’t count it out either

I commented in the The Courier Mail and other news.com.au outlets about Facebook’s fluctuating user numbers. Excerpt: While this may look like the beginning of the end for our most prevalent social network, University of Queensland social media expert Dr Sean Rintel says Facebook is far from going away. “There are two things to consider here – the Read more about Don’t be surprised by Facebook fatigue fluctuations, but don’t count it out either[…]

Social media tricks taking hold in election campaigning

I commented in The Conversation about social media tricks taking hold in election campaigning. The article reports that US computer scientists Panagiotis Metaxas and Eni Mustafaraj published an article in Science, the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, showing that “Google “bombs”, Twitter “spam bots” and astroturfing have become tools of the Read more about Social media tricks taking hold in election campaigning[…]

Julia Gillard abuse on Facebook: Free speech and responsibility

I commented in Ad News about the abuse of Julia Gillard in her Facebook ‘town hall meeting’. The article takes the angle that despite a string of recent social media scandals, including attacks against Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Facebook, experts have argued this is the “price of free speech” and that government regulation is not Read more about Julia Gillard abuse on Facebook: Free speech and responsibility[…]

Adobe silent about unequal global pricing

I commented in Technology Spectator about Adobe’s silence about unequal global prices in the wake of negative social media comments from consumers. Excerpt: “…[T]here’s one major difference that separates Adobe’s social media strategy in Australia from other local companies – they choose not to engage with criticism. Particularly criticism revolving around the company’s price points.” […] For Read more about Adobe silent about unequal global pricing[…]