Tweeting Government: A case of Australian government use of Twitter

Sultana Lubna Alam, Richard Lucas

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    Abstract

    Since its launch in 2006, Twitter has gained considerable popularity among professionals, celebrities and lately by organisations and governments. The application of Twitter in enterprises has been discussed in both practice and academia. However there are few publications on government use of Twitter, in particular for Australian government. This research-in-progress paper investigates Australian government use of Twitter and seeks to understand government Twitter use phenomenon. Six government agency tweets were analysed to understand the communicative practices and types of use by the agencies. The analysis shows that agencies are primarily using Twitter to disperse information, particularly links to news articles about themselves, and to report on their activities. Further citizen interaction is also analysed within these agencies by analysing citizen tweets aimed at these agencies. The paper aims to contribute to better understanding of the government Twitter phenomenon on the public Social Network Site (SNS) that can lead to useful conclusions for government agency adoption and usage of Twitter.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2011 Ninth IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing
    EditorsJinjun Chen, Wanchun Dou, Jianxun Liu Laurence T Yang, Jianhua Ma
    Place of PublicationSydney, NSW
    PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Pages995-1001
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)9781467300063
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventInternational Conference on Social Computing and its Applications (SCA 2011) - Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Duration: 12 Dec 201114 Dec 2011

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    ConferenceInternational Conference on Social Computing and its Applications (SCA 2011)
    CountryAustralia
    CitySydney
    Period12/12/1114/12/11

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    Alam, S. L., & Lucas, R. (2011). Tweeting Government: A case of Australian government use of Twitter. In J. Chen, W. Dou, J. L. L. T. Yang, & J. Ma (Eds.), 2011 Ninth IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing (pp. 995-1001). Sydney, NSW: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/DASC.2011.164
    Alam, Sultana Lubna ; Lucas, Richard. / Tweeting Government: A case of Australian government use of Twitter. 2011 Ninth IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing. editor / Jinjun Chen ; Wanchun Dou ; Jianxun Liu Laurence T Yang ; Jianhua Ma. Sydney, NSW : IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2011. pp. 995-1001
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    Tweeting Government: A case of Australian government use of Twitter. / Alam, Sultana Lubna; Lucas, Richard.

    2011 Ninth IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing. ed. / Jinjun Chen; Wanchun Dou; Jianxun Liu Laurence T Yang; Jianhua Ma. Sydney, NSW : IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2011. p. 995-1001.

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    Alam SL, Lucas R. Tweeting Government: A case of Australian government use of Twitter. In Chen J, Dou W, Yang JLLT, Ma J, editors, 2011 Ninth IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing. Sydney, NSW: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2011. p. 995-1001 https://doi.org/10.1109/DASC.2011.164