Tweeting the Tv Event, Creating Public Sphericules': Ad Hoc Engagement with Sbs'S Go Back to Where You Came From - Season 2

Sauter, Theresa and Bruns, Axel (2014) Tweeting the Tv Event, Creating Public Sphericules': Ad Hoc Engagement with Sbs'S Go Back to Where You Came From - Season 2. Media International Australia, 152: 5-15.

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Author Sauter, Theresa
Bruns, Axel
Title Tweeting the Tv Event, Creating Public Sphericules': Ad Hoc Engagement with Sbs'S Go Back to Where You Came From - Season 2
Journal name Media International Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1329-878X
2200-467X
Publication date 2014-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Issue 152
Start page 5
End page 15
Total pages 11
Place of publication St Lucia, QLD Australia
Publisher University of Queensland * School of English, Media Studies and Art History
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article uses the example of the mediatisation of Season 2 of the Australian documentary-cum-reality TV series Go Back to Where You Came From, and the associated #GoBackSBS Twitter feed, to investigate how public opinions are shaped, reshaped and expressed in new hybrid media ecologies. We explore how social media tools like Twitter can support the efforts of a TV production; provide spaces through which the public can engage ad hoc with a public event, be informed, shape their opinions and share them with others; and thus open up new possibilities for public discourse to occur. We suggest that new online public sphericules are emerging that provide spaces within which publics can engage with the cultural social and political realities with which they are confronted. In this way, we highlight the importance of mundane communication to the shaping and constant reshaping of public opinion.
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