Australian Twittersphere


The Australian Twittersphere is a longitudinal, curated collection of tweets from approximately 838,000 Twitter accounts identified as ‘Australian’. The Digital Observatory has maintained reliable, ongoing data collection since early 2018, with approximately 22 million tweets being collected per month. There is also an archive of approximately 2 billion tweets from 2006 to 2016. The Digital Observatory currently collects approximately 41 million tweets per month.

How to use this resource

Data from the Australian Twittersphere is provided on a per project basis by the QUT Digital Observatory. Researchers interested in this resource can contact the QUT Digital Observatory at Researchers can refer to our guide to the Australian Twittersphere for more information on the databank and how to access it. For a more in-depth technical overview, please read the Australian Twittersphere technical fact sheet.

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Additional information

Organisations/Institutions QUT Digital Observatory
Access conditions By consultation with the QUT Digital Observatory
Point of contact Dr Marissa Takahashi -

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