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Axel Bruns, Prof.

Prof. Axel Bruns is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Professor in the Digital Media Research Centre at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. He is the author of Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life and Beyond: From Production to Produsage (2008) and Gatewatching: Collaborative Online News Production (2005), and a co-editor of the Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics (2016), Twitter and Society (2014), A Companion to New Media Dynamics(2012) and Uses of Blogs (2006).

His current work focusses on the study of user participation in social media spaces such as Twitter, and its implications for our understanding of the contemporary public sphere, drawing especially on innovative new methods for analysing ‘big social data’. His research blog is at, and he tweets at @snurb_dot_info. See for more details on his research into social media.

Friday 17 October 2014.
Professor Axel Bruns from the Creative Industries Faculty, School of Media, Entertainment, Creative Arts, Media and Communication.
Photo:QUT Marketing and Communication/Erika Fish.


Former Visiting Researcher: Internet Policy and Governance