journal articles


Emoji hashtags // hashtag emoji: Of platforms, visual affect, and discursive flexibility (Tim Highfield)

Visualising the ends of identity: pre-birth and post-death on Instagram’ (Tama Leaver and Tim Highfield) doi:10.1080/1369118X.2016.1259343


Automating the digital everyday’ (Jean Burgess, Peta Mitchell, and Tim Highfield) doi:10.1177/1329878X17739020.

Mediated geographies of everyday life: Navigating the ambient, augmented, and algorithmic geographies of geomedia’ (Peta Mitchell and Tim Highfield)

Never Gonna GIF You Up: Analyzing the cultural significance of the animated GIF’ (Kate M. Miltner and Tim Highfield)


Instagrammatics and digital methods: studying visual social media, from selfies and GIFs to memes and emoji’ (Tim Highfield and Tama Leaver) doi:10.1080/22041451.2016.1155332

News via Voldemort: Parody accounts in topical discussions on Twitter’ (Tim Highfield) doi: 10.1177/1461444815576703


Harbouring dissent: Greek independent and social media and the antifascist movement’ (Sky Croeser and Tim Highfield)

Tweeted joke lifespans and appropriated punch lines: Practices around topical humor on social media’ (Tim Highfield)

A methodology for mapping Instagram hashtags’ (Tim Highfield and Tama Leaver)


Occupy Oakland and #oo: Uses of Twitter within the Occupy movement (Sky Croeser and Tim Highfield)


National and state-level politics on social media: Twitter, Australian political discussions, and the online commentariat’ (Tim Highfield)

The Arab Spring and Social Media Audiences: English and Arabic Twitter Users and Their Networks’ (Axel Bruns, Tim Highfield, and Jean Burgess) doi:10.1177/0002764213479374

Political Networks on Twitter: Tweeting the Queensland state election’ (Axel Bruns and Tim Highfield) doi:10.1080/1369118X.2013.782328

Twitter as a Technology for Audiencing and Fandom: The #Eurovision phenomenon’ (Tim Highfield, Stephen Harrington, and Axel Bruns) doi:10.1080/1369118X.2012.756053


Talking of Many Things: Using Topical Networks to Study Discussions in Social Media’ (Tim Highfield) doi:10.1080/15228835.2012.746894

Confrontation and cooptation: A brief history of Australian political blogs’ (Tim Highfield and Axel Bruns) doi:10.1177/1329878X1214300111


Challenges of tracking topical discussion networks online’ (Tim Highfield, Lars Kirchhoff, and Thomas Nicolai) doi:10.1177/0894439310382514

Mapping the Australian networked public sphere’ (Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, Tim Highfield, Lars Kirchhoff, and Thomas Nicolai) doi:10.1177/0894439310382507


Which way up? Reading and drawing maps of the blogosphere’ (Tim Highfield)