When Big Media Aren’t the Biggest

I was at the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (CSAA) annual conference last week, which gathered around the hashtag #CSAA14 on Twitter. Aside from a huge variety of engaging, challenging and provocative speakers, the social media conversation was also fascinating. I particularly enjoyed an exchange with @wisebeck about the equivalence of furbies with gremlins:


Here’s how the activity played out on Twitter:

twitonomy_search_#csaa14

 

The graph shows a total of 841 tweets, by 59 users, the most prolific of which are shown below.

Tweets Followers Listed
Beck Wise
7,811 394 19 298 mentions
92 retweets    71 favorites
travis holland
10,039 1,059 29 121 mentions
34 retweets    29 favorites
Renee Middlemost
872 455 8 61 mentions
8 retweets    7 favorites
Colin Salter
3,036 278 10 51 mentions
13 retweets    7 favorites
Joshua Pöcius
360 153 2 43 mentions
15 retweets    15 favorites
John Tebbutt
534 145 6 37 mentions
3 retweets    7 favorites
Sally Evans
188 43 3 29 mentions
15 retweets    12 favorites
Glen Fuller
25,905 1,858 95 24 mentions
17 retweets    8 favorites
Melissa Laing
2,761 215 7 22 mentions
11 retweets    6 favorites
Alexia Maddox
5,574 445 25 18 mentions

Aside from #csaa14, popular co-present hashtags were: