I am a frequent media commentator on a range of issues including uses of social media, online communication, birth and death online, privacy, Facebook, Twitter, and related topics. Below (with links where possible) are a range of publications and broadcasts for which I’ve been interviewed. I am also an occasional contributor to The Conversation; you can find my writing there via my Conversation profile.
If you’re a journalist seeking comment, the most effective way to contact me is a direct message on Twitter, or via my Curtin email address, t [dot] leaver [at] curtin [dot] edu [dot] au.
Interviewed by Andrew Geoghegan and Johanna Nicholson, Sydney, Weekend Breakfast, ABC News 24, 10:35am, 30 December 2017, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5qeSuiX-7k [TV]
Interviewed by Melinda James, Facebook’s Bid for Kids Data, ABC Radio Sydney, National Evenings, 28 December 2017, 8.47pm. [Radio]
Leaver, T. Facebook hoping Messenger Kids will draw future users, and their data, ABC News, 28 December 2017, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-28/messenger-kids-is-facebooks-strategy-video-messeging-app-google/9285530?pfmredir=sm§ion=analysis
Interviewed in Kim Cousins, The Business of Babies and Big Data, Particle, 1 November 2017, https://particle.scitech.org.au/people/%E2%80%8Bthe-business-babies-big-data/
Interviewed in James Ried, Police and emergency services trying to be funny – the joke could be on them, The New Daily, 15 October 2017, http://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2017/10/15/social-media-police/
Interviewed in Alexandra Ristway, Hacked Baby Monitor, Seven Nightly News, Channel 7 WA, 27 September 2017, 6.08pm [TV] (Replayed on Sunrise, Channel 7, 28 September 2017, 7.00am) https://thewest.com.au/technology/security/hacking-horror-in-waikiki-bc-5590305886001 [TV]
Interviewed by Adam Shirley, Twitter’s 280 Characters, ABC Radio Canberra, Drive, 27 September 2017, 3.08pm. [Radio]
Interviewed in Cathy O’Leary, The hidden dangers of parents oversharing on social media, The West Australian, 27 September 2017, p. 29, https://thewest.com.au/opinion/cathy-oleary/cathy-oleary-the-hidden-dangers-of-parents-oversharing-on-social-media-ng-b88610062z
Interviewed in Kim Cousins, From YouTube to TV and Back Again, Particle, 19 September 2017, https://particle.scitech.org.au/people/from-youtube-to-tv-and-back-again/
Interviewed by Leon Compton, Protecting Online Identities of Children, Statewide Mornings, ABC Hobart, 13 September 2017, 9.52am, http://www.abc.net.au/radio/hobart/programs/mornings/social-media-and-parenting/8940830 [Radio]
Interviewed by Fiona Parker, Digitising Early Childhood, Breakfast, ABC Central Victoria, 13 September 2017, 9.34am [Radio]
Interviewed in Rebecca Turner, Owlet Smark Sock prompts warning for parents, fears over babies’ sensitive health data, ABC News, 12 September 2017, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-12/owlet-smart-sock-prompts-warning-for-parents-privacy-concerns/8893104
Interviewed in Beware apps turning kids into market data, Courier Mail, Brisbane, 12 September 2017, p. 9.
Interviewed in Brigid O’Connell, Kids in data danger: parents ‘oversharenting’, Herald Sun, Melbourne, 12 September 2017, p. 11.
Interviewed in ‘Experts have warned parents that a new high-tech baby monitor will not reduce the risk of their baby dying of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS’ ABC Radio Perth; ABC Radio Hobart; ABC Radio Adelaide; 12 September 2017. [Radio]
Interviewed in Brigid O’Connell, Parents may be unwittingly turning babies into big data, Herald Sun, 11 September 2017, http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/parents-may-be-unwittingly-turning-babies-into-big-data/news-story/c8b6693d390fa95a27162a88f17d71ef
Interviewed in Brett Worthington, ‘How social media videos turn children into viral sensations’, Life Matters, Radio National, 11 September 2017, 9.40am, http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/viral-kids-youtube-instagram-micro-celebrities/8886520 [Radio]
Interviewed in Emily Ritchie, ‘A new career that comes out of a (You)Tube’, The Australian, 9 September 2017, http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/digital/a-new-career-that-comes-out-of-a-youtube/news-story/da5bab2efcddc14f572cf005ccdc5e19
Interviewed in Cathy O’Leary, ‘Parents air kids’ lives on social media’. The Weekend West, 9 September 2017, p. 23. [PDF] https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/parents-airing-kids-lives-on-social-media-ng-b88591452z
Interviewed in Emily Ritchie, ‘Click Here for Fame: How the YouTube Generation Transformed the Face of Arts and Culture’, The Weekend Australian, Review Magazine, 9 September 2017, [PDF] https://t.co/LD4qiRyz1N
Interviewed in James Ried, The phone that could kill Apple and Samsung, The New Daily, 7 September 2017, http://thenewdaily.com.au/life/tech/2017/09/07/huawei-mate-10-apple-samsung/
Interviewed in Matthew Dunn, Facebook backflip on Bad Girls Advice closure and reinstate the controversial group, News.com.au, 24 July 2017, http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/social/facebook-backflip-on-bad-girls-advice-closure-and-reinstate-the-controversial-group/news-story/15f05d711fe62dffde5c7139a18e6749
Interviewed in Jessica Haynes, House of Cards: A non-binger’s guide to avoiding streaming TV spoilers, ABC News, 31 May 2017, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-31/how-to-avoid-tv-spoilers-house-of-cards/8571592
Interviewed in James Reid, Can Facebook TV become the ‘new Netflix’?, The New Daily, 9 May 2017, http://thenewdaily.com.au/life/tech/2017/05/09/can-facebook-become-the-new-netflix/
Interviewed in Robyn Ironside, Stunning Shots: Australia is World No.1 on Facebook and Instagram, Escape, 4 May 2017, http://www.escape.com.au/australia/stunning-shots-australia-is-world-no1-on-facebook-and-instagram/news-story/9974374bb2452288b2060b3bd84d5958
Interviewed by Em Burrows, Facebook Monitoring, The Morning Mag, RTR FM 92.1, 3 May 2017, 9.10am. [Radio] https://rtrfm.com.au/story/claims-facebook-monitors-moods-targets-advertisements/ [Mp3] [Radio]
Interviewed in Rachel Clun, Elon Musk posted an intimate photo with girlfriend Amber Heard at the Gold Coast, The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 April 2017, http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/celebrity/why-elon-musk-posted-an-intimate-photo-with-girlfriend-amber-heard-from-gold-coast-20170424-gvr07s.html
Interviewed in Cara Waters, Jules Lund takes Tribe international with $5 million in funding, The Age, 11 April 2017, http://www.theage.com.au/small-business/trends/jules-lund-takes-tribe-international-with-5-million-in-funding-20170409-gvhftv.html
Interviewed in Phoebe Wearne, Active on the net, The West Australian, 6 April 2017, p. 13.
Interviewed by Patricia Karvelas, Is Donald Trump’s tweeting good for Twitter?, RN Drive, Radio National, 13 February 2017, 6.40pm. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/drive/is-donald-trumps-tweeting-good-for-twitter/8266326 [Radio]
Interviewed in Syan Dougherty, Sharenting, Today Tonight Perth, Channel 7, 6.30pm, 31 January 2017. https://youtu.be/DZ9RGYN031E [TV]
Interviewed by Rebecca De Unamuno, Dealing with Digital Death, ABC 702 Sydney, Evenings, 6 December 2016, 8.45pm. [Radio]
Interviewed by Kier Shorey, Managing Social Media After Death, ABC Far North Queensland, Breakfast, 9.15am, 2 December 2016. [Radio]
Interviewed in Jessica Haynes, Netflix and fly? Streaming service now offers downloads, ABC News, 1 December 2016, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-01/netflix-announces-download-service/8082020
Interviewed by James Valentine, Memorials on Social Media, 702 Sydney, Afternoons, 24 November 2016, 3.15pm [Mp3] [Radio]
Interviewed in Babs McHugh, Mine group claims Twitter account hacked to post anti-renewable rants after SA blackout, ABC Rural, 25 October 2016, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-25/chamber-mines-closes-twitter-account-it-says-was-hacked/7960672
Interviewed by Lisa Herbert, Anti-Renewable Energy Twitterbots, NT Country Hour, 105.7 ABC Darwin, 25 October 2016, 1.51pm. [Radio]
Interviewed by Belinda Varischetti, A Stream of Anti-Renewable Rants, WA Country Hour, ABC South West WA, 25 October 2016, 12.23pm. [Radio]
Interviewed by Chris Moran, Facebook’s US Endorsement Function, RTR FM 92.1, The Mag, 20 October 2016, 10.50am. [Radio]
Interviewed in Peter Marsh, Facebook adds option for users to endorse Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, ABC News, 19 October 2016, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-19/facebook-allows-presidential-endorsements/7945068
Interviewed by Lyrella Cochrane, Facebook Memorials, Arvos, ABC Darwin 105.7, 18 October 2016, 3.40pm. [Mp3] [Radio]
Interviewed by Cassie McCullagh, Being Yourself Online, Life Matters, Radio National, 17 October 2016, 6.35am, http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/being-yourself-online/7937704 [Radio]
Interviewed by Shannon Schubert, Young People and Social Media, Panorama, SYN FM 97.5, 9 September 2016, 4.30pm. [Radio]
Interviewed by Barry Nicholls, Social Media and the Kalgoolie Riots, Statewide Drive, ABC Northwest, 1 September, 4.09pm. [Radio]
Interviewed in Nathan Brooks, Perth’s Internet Slow Lane, Channel Nine News, Perth, 31 August 2016, 6.32pm [TV] https://www.facebook.com/9NewsPerth/videos/1332325716779585/
Interviewed by Tina Altieri, Perth Pokémon Go Craze, Today Tonight Perth, Channel 7 Perth, 6.40pm, 12 July 2016 [TV] https://youtu.be/ayc5hhrdj70
Interviewed by Rosanna Mangiarelli, Smartphone App Pokémon Go, Today Tonight Adelaide, Channel 7 Adelaide, 6.34pm, 12 Jul 2016. [TV]
Interviewed by Caitlin Neinaber, All Things Pokemon Go, Breakfast with Caitlin, RTRFM, 8.45am, 12 July 2016. [Radio]
Interviewed by Sammy Beniac-Brooks, Celebrities and Social Media Influence, SYN FM, 4.51pm, 4 July 2016. [Radio] [Mp3]
Interviewed by Gemma Veness, Online Trolling in Australia, ABC News 24, Sydney (re-broadcast Australia-wide), 7.47pm, 21 June 2016. [TV] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ifcw1rVceiM
Interviewed by Barry Nichols, Racism on Facebook, ABC North West WA, Statewide Drive, 3.20pm, 21 June 2016. [Radio]
Interviewed by Kirste and Morro, Why Videos Go Viral, 98.5FM, Brekky, 8.10am, 9 June 2016, [Radio] [Mp3]
Interviewed by Barry Nicholls, All About Social Media, ABC NorthWest WA, Drive, 4.25pm, 1 June 2016. [Radio]
Interiewed by Simon Marnie, Viral Videos, 702 ABC Sydney, Weekends, 11.17am, 28 May 2016. [Radio]
Interviewed in Anthony Colangelo, Going viral: why we’re addicted to online distractions, The New Daily, 23 May 2016, http://thenewdaily.com.au/life/2016/05/23/chewbacca-mum-viral-video/
Interviewed by James Valentine, Why Videos Go Viral, Afternoons, 702 ABC Sydney, 23 May 2016, 2.36pm. [Radio] [Mp3]
Interviewed in Eliza Laschon, WA artists share their secrets to building a successful career from YouTube fame, ABC News, 14 May 2016, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-14/how-youtube-fame-is-translating-to-online-careers-for-wa-artists/7414612
Interviewed in Jade Jurewicz, The Too Clean Diet, Sunday Times, STM, Perth, 1 May 2016, pp. 6-9. http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/stm/orthorexia-why-the-too-clean-diet-spread-by-social-media-is-pure-hell/news-story/0c7e5bc3ca2ea7970a882e09220646d0
Interviewed for Tim McMillan and Emmy Kubainski,”The State Government pushes for a single digital ID for WA”, National Nine News, Channel Nine, Perth, 29 April 2016, 6.10pm [TV]
Interviewed in Peter Lloyd, Private sector data retention dwarfs the stuff government makes the telcos keep, PM, 666 ABC Canberra (& elsewhere), 6.33pm, 15 April 2016, http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2016/s4444174.htm [Radio]
Interviewed by Peter Bell, The Impact of Mobile Phones, Afternoons, 6PR 882 Perth, 14 April 2016, 2.50pm [Radio]
Interviewed in Cat Rodie, “I’m not ready to go yet” – Death in the time of Facebook, Australian Women’s Weekly, 31 March 2016, http://www.aww.com.au/latest-news/im-not-ready-to-go-yet-death-in-the-time-of-facebook-26284
Interviewed on Today Tonight, Perth Smart Homes, Channel 7, Perth, 31 March 2016, 6.52pm [TV]
Interviewed in Ray Sparvell, Sex for sale on social media as Perth brothels and escorts compete for business, WA Today, 31 March 2016, http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/sex-for-sale-on-social-media-as-perth-brothels-and-escorts-compete-for-business-20160330-gnuhv7.html
Interviewed in Emma Wynne, What happens to your social media accounts when you die?, ABC News, 29 March 2016, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-29/what-happens-to-your-social-media-accounts-when-you-die/7281832
Interviewed by James Lush, What happens to your social media profile when you die?, Breakfast, 720 Perth, 24 March 2016, 6.48am [Radio] [Mp3]
Interviewed by Jordan Fennell, Social Media Platforms, SYN FM, Melbourne, 15 Mar 2016, 4:33PM [Radio]
Interviewed by Andrew Collins, Parents Posting Kids Photos on Facebook, Statewide Drive, ABC NorthWest WA, 4.45pm, 8 March 2016. [Radio]
Interviewed by Adam Shand, Digital Detoxing, Drive, 6PR 882 Perth, 4 March 2016, 3.10pm [Radio]
Interviewed in Liam Croy, Digital ‘detox’ retreats on offer, The West Australian, 27 February 2016, https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/30939323/digital-detox-retreats-on-offer/
Interviewed in Emily Blatchford,Multiple Generations On Social Media Are Major Source Of User Frustration, Huffington Post Australia, 24 February 2016, http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/02/23/multiple-generations-social-media_n_9301820.html
Interviewed by Jane Marwick, Facebook and Virtual Reality, Drive, 720 Perth, 23 February 2016, 4.35pm. [Radio] [Mp3]
Interviewed in Emily Blatchford, Why Posting Pictures Of Kids On Social Media Doesn’t Float Every Parent’s Boat, Huffington Post Australia, 8 February 2016, http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/02/07/can-i-post-photos-of-other-peoples-children_n_9184560.html?utm_hp_ref=australia
Interviewed in Andrea Lewis, “The revolution will be available on demand”, CITE, 26, Curtin University, Summer 2015/16, pp. 24-25, http://news.curtin.edu.au/cite/stories/the-revolution-will-be-available-on-demand/
Interviewed by Jane Marwick, The London Stabbings, Social Media and Bystanders, Afternoons, 720 Perth, 8 December 2015, 2.20pm. [Radio]
Interviewed in Shane Wright, ‘What’s behind the Star Wars phenomenon’, The West Australian, 3 December 2015, p. 26, https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/entertainment/a/30252680/watch-the-top-20-star-wars-moments/
Interviewed by Patricia Karvelas, Facebook takes the online pain out of breakups, RN Drive, Radio National, 20 November 2015, 6.25pm, http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/drive/facebook-breakups/6960238 [Radio]
Interviewed by Christine Layton, Advertising and Authenticity on Instagram, Drive with Christine, 98.5 Sonshine Fm, 16 November 2015, 3.15pm [Radio]. [Mp3]
Interviewed in Emma Manser, ‘Instafame’ advertising is simply ‘full of lies’, The New Daily, 10 November 2015, http://thenewdaily.com.au/life/2015/11/10/instafame-legal-perils/
Interviewed in Ray Sparvell, Fremantle Dockers’ dalliance with NBA superstars ‘word of mouth on steroids’, WA Today, 6 November 2015, http://www.watoday.com.au/afl/fremantle-dockers/fremantle-dockers-dalliance-with-nba-superstars-word-of-mouth-on-steroids-20151105-gkrqqh.html#ixzz3qgkpBL59
Interviewed in Monica Kos, Perth Punter Bet Lost on Facebook, Today Tonight (WA), Channel 7, 5 November 2015, 6.30pm. [TV]
Interviewed by Jane Marwick, Essena O’Neill and Instafame, Afternoons, 720 Perth, 4 November 2015, 1.45pm. [Radio] [Mp3]
Interviewed by Patricia Karvelas, Facebook makes past posts searchable, RN Drive, Radio National, 23 October 2015, 6.25pm, http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/drive/facebook-makes-past-posts-searchable/6880994 [Radio]
Interviewed in Louise Merrillees, While big corporations track your every move, small businesses warned they are at risk of being left behind, ABC News, 27 September 2015, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-27/small-businesses-must-engage-with-social-media/6801698
Interviewed by Barry Nicholls, Death on Facebook, Drive, ABC North West WA, 4.20pm, 18 September 2015 [Radio] [Mp3]
Interviewed by Tanya Bunter, Facebook’s Dislike Button?, Morning Magazine, RTR FM 92.1, 9.50am , 17 September 2015 [Radio]
Interviewed in Mark Gibson, Facebook Fight Clubs, Today Tonight, Channel 7 Perth, 6.30pm, 20 August 2015. [TV]
Interviewed in Liam Croy, ‘Fur flies as cats rule the ratings’, The West Australian, 18 August 2015, p.3, https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/29285153/fur-flies-as-cats-rule-the-ratings/
Interviewed by Barry Nicholls, Facebook’s Pride Rainbow Effect, Statewide Drive, ABC Northwest WA, Monday, 29 June 5:23pm [Radio]
Interviewed by Leona D’Vaz, Piracy Sites Blocked in Australia, ArtBeat, RTR FM 92.1, 9.10am, 25 June 2015. http://rtrfm.com.au/story/piracy-sites-blocked-in-australia/ [Radio]
Interviewed by Will Goodings, Perceptions of ICT Workers in Australia, Afternoons, 5AA Adelaide, 16 June 2015, 1.15pm [Radio]
Interviewed in Jorge Branco, How does Facebook treat a dead person’s profile?, Brisbane Times, 11 May 2015, http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/how-does-facebook-treat-a-dead-persons-profile-20150510-ggyclj.html
Interviewed in Robyn Ironside, Exclusive tweet to millions, Adelaide Advertiser, Adelaide, 4 May 2015, p. 8.
Interviewed in Robyn Ironside, Twitter announcement is keeping royals relevant, Daily Telegraph, Sydney, 4 May 2015, p. 28.
Interviewed in Kate Emery, Mum panned for Facebook oversharing, The West Australian, 17 April 2015, p. 11. https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/27162862/doting-mum-sparks-facebook-fury/
Interviewed in Camilla Peffer, What The Fashion: Social media and fashion sounds a lot like online dating these days, The Vine, 27 March 2015, http://www.thevine.com.au/fashion/news/what-the-fashion-social-media-and-fashion-sounds-a-lot-like-online-dating-these-days-20150327-298467/
Interviewed by Chris Ilsley, When Online Hoaxes Go Viral, Perth Tonight, 882 6PR Perth, 17 March 2015, 8.25pm. [Radio]
Interviewed in ‘West Australians are earning thousands of dollars just by going online and asking’, GWN7 News, 5.36pm, 16 March 2015, https://au.gwn7.yahoo.com/w1/video/-/watch/26685386/the-easy-way-to-get-money-but-is-it-a-scam/ [TV]
Interviewed in Mary Ward, Tinder’s new paid service will cost more for over-30s, The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 March 2015, http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life/family-relationships-and-sex/tinders-new-paid-service-will-cost-more-for-over30s-20150303-13taou.html
Interviewed by Mark Gibson, Why The Dress Went Viral, The Weekender, 882 6PR, 12.15pm, 1 March 2015. [Radio]
Interviewed in Belinda Wilkinson, Online Bullying of Adults, Today Tonight Perth, Channel 7, 6.30pm, 25 February 2015. [TV] http://youtu.be/YsgLoxpfPnM
Interviewed in Robyn Ironside, Travellers shy away from Bali, Herald Sun, 18 February 2015, http://www.heraldsun.com.au/travel/travel-news/travellers-shy-away-from-bali/story-fni0bieo-1227224619126
Interviewed in Camilla Peffer, Kendall Jenner is not going anywhere and it’s all our fault, The Vine, 4 February 2014, http://www.thevine.com.au/fashion/life/kendall-jenner-is-not-going-anywhere-and-its-all-our-fault-20150204-293897/?page=1
Interviewed by Sinead Mangan, All Things Snapchat, Drive, ABC720 Perth, 5.10pm, 5 January 2014. [Radio]
Interviewed by Kim Mothershaw, Death and Facebook, Drive, 4BC Brisbane, 3.30pm, 1 January 2015 [Radio]
Interviewed in Hannah Francis, ‘Algorithmic cruelty’: Facebook slammed, The Age, 27 December 2014, p. 7, http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/algorithmic-cruelty-facebooks-year-in-review-feature-criticised-for-being-insensitive-20141226-12dvt2.html
Interviewed in Stephen Stockwell, Facebook Friends, Brisbane Breakfast, 612 ABC Brisbane, 7.40am, 4 December 2014 [Radio].
Interviewed in Tom Tilley, “Hear Bill get grilled… and meeting all your Facebook friends IRL!”, Hacked, Triple J, 2 December 2014, 5.30pm, http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/triplej/hack/daily/hack_tues_2014_12_2.mp3 [Radio]
Interviewed in Rebecca Brewin, When social media announces death before the police, ABC Goldfields, 25 November 2014, http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2014/11/24/4135038.htm
Interviewed by Kirstyn March, ‘Social Media and Death’, ABC Goldfields WA, Mornings, 21 Nov 2014 10:20am [Radio]
Interviewed by Matthew Karstunen, ‘A Virtual You Upon Passing and the Implications’, The Daily, 2SER Sydney, 6 November 2014, http://www.2ser.com/component/k2/item/11944-a-virtual-you-upon-passing-and-the-implications [Radio]
Interviewed in Oliver Peterson, ‘Electric Love’, Channel Nine News Perth, 6.28pm, 27 October 2014, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JP5G5DBt_g [TV]
Interviewed in Hannah Francis, ‘Hipster social network Ello set to up the ante for Facebook’, The Age, 30 September 2014, http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/hipster-social-network-ello-set-to-up-the-ante-for-facebook-20140930-10num8.html
Interviewed by Adam Shirley, Regarding Online Footprints and Deleting Your Past, ABC 666 Canberra, Drive, 29 Sep 2014, 4:08pm [Radio].
Interviewed in Jenna Clarke, ‘Lara and Sam hit delete’, Sydney Morning Herald, 27 September 2014, p. 24.
Interviewed in Jenna Clarke, ‘Lara Bingle and Sam Worthington delete their relationship from social media’, Sydney Morning Herald, 26 September 2014, http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/celebrity/lara-bingle-and-sam-worthington-delete-their-relationship-from-social-media-20140926-10mhlr.html#ixzz3EOt5tbXZ
Interviewed in Tanya Evans , ‘App Warning’, 9 News Perth, Channel 9, Perth, 24 September 2014, 6.10pm, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovNYoyOz5BQ [TV] (Also syndicated to Channel 9, Melbourne.)
Interviewed in Matt Tinney, ‘Expensive App’, 9 News Perth, Channel 9, Perth, 22 September 2014, 6.16pm, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9i6G0LIW0o [TV]
Interviewed in Patrick Begley, ‘Jennifer Lawrence and 4chan: inside the internet’s dark fringe’, Sydney Morning Herald, 2 September 2014, http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/jennifer-lawrence-and-4chan-inside-the-internets-dark-fringe-20140902-10b9pn.html
Interviewed by Barry Nicholls, Regarding Social media, community connections and vigilantism, ABC North West, 4.15pm, 12 August 2014 [Radio]
Interviewed in Sam Kelton, ‘Female Popeyes punch on along banks of Torrens as friends film the melee on mobile phones’, The Adelaide Advertiser, 7 August 2014, http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/female-popeyes-punch-on-along-banks-of-torrens-as-friends-film-the-melee-on-mobile-phones/story-fni6uo1m-1227017301916
Interviewed by Paul Murray, Re Digital Piracy and Policy in Australia, Drive, 6PR, 4.20pm, 6 August 2014 [Radio]
Interviewed by Naomi Christensen, Regarding Social Media and Community Perceptions of Crime, ABC South West WA, 10.20, 29 July 2014 [Radio]
Interviewed by Mackenzie Dixon, Regarding Social Media and Aging Demographics, Drive, 98.5 Sonshine FM, 4.45pm, 29 May 2014 [Radio]
Interviewed by Gillian O’Shaughnessy, Regarding Digital Detoxing, Afternoons, 720 ABC Perth, 1.15pm, 25 March 2014 [Radio]
Interviewed by James Hall, An Online Magna Carta?, Morning Magazine, RTR FM 92.1, 10.20am, 18 March 2014 [Radio]
Interviewed by John McGlue, Regarding Twitter Hacking and Strong Passwords, Drive, 720 ABC Perth, 3.05pm, 17 March 2014 [Radio]
Interviewed by Geoff Hutchinson, Regarding the Web’s 25th Birthday, Mornings, 720 ABC Perth, 10.50am, 10 March 2014 [Radio]
Interviewed in Tanya Evans, ‘Online Etiquette’, Channel 9 News, Perth, 6pm, 4 March 2014, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8mzshrnv8s [TV]
Interviewed by Dominic Knight, Regarding Unintended Consequences of Social Media Posts, Evenings, 702 ABC Sydney, 7.10pm, 4 March 2014. [Radio]
Interviewed by Cristy-Lee Macqueen, Regarding Trolls, Bullies and Social Media, ABC North West WA, 26 February 2014, 10.40am [Radio]
Interviewed by Saskia Edwards, ‘Facebook buys WhatsApp for $19 billion’, The Wire, Radio Adelaide, Adelaide (and syndicated nationally), Friday, 21 February 2014, http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=11258 [Radio]
Interviewed by Daniel Cleary, ‘Ten Years of Facebook’, Morning Magazine, RTR FM 92.1, 10.10am, 5 February 2014 [Radio].
Interviewed in Bethany Hiatt, ‘Net a ‘drain’ on young brains’, The West Australian, 21 January 2014, p. 10.
Interviewed for Phoebe Wearne, Natalie Brown and Daniel Emerson, ‘Leavers warned over photos’, The West Australian, 27 November 2013, http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/20035776/leavers-warned-over-photos/
Interviewed by Peter Barr, ‘Hooray for Who 50, Breakfast with Barr, RTR FM 92.1, 7.20am, 25 November 2013 [Radio] http://rtrfm.com.au/story/hooray-for-who-50/
Interviewed for Anna Leask, ‘Selfies: they began wiht a fat lip’, The New Zealand Herald, 23 November 2013, http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11161
Interviewed by Peter Barr, ‘The Doctor is 50’, Breakfast with Barr, RTR FM 92.1, 7.10am, 22 November 2013 [Radio] http://rtrfm.com.au/story/50-years-of-adventures-in-time-and-space/
Interviewed in Aleisha Orr, ‘Twitter playing a role in #bushfire emergencies, The Age, 5 November 2013, http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/twitter-playing-a-role-in-bushfire-emergencies-20131104-2wwgx.html
Interviewed in Philippa Lees, ‘New website shows you how to vanish from the internet, almost’, NineMSN: Lifestyle, 26 August 2013, http://lifestyle.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8712656
Interviewed for ‘Explicit Site Shut Down’, Golden West News, GWN 7, Regional WA, 23 August 2013,, 5.30pm [TV], http://au.gwn7.yahoo.com/w1/video/-/watch/18629706/explicit-site-shut-down/
Interviewed in Julie Hare, ‘Unis give Facebook the thumbs up’, The Australian, 23 August 2013, http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/unis-give-facebook-the-thumbs-up/story-e6frgcjx-1226702340733
Interviewed by Chris Coleman regarding Digital Shadows Online, Statewide Afternoons, ABC NSW, 2.15pm, 8 August 2013. [Radio] [MP3]
Interviewed in Jillian McHugh, ‘Offspring fans share heartbreak with band in Twitter mix-up’, WA Today, 8 August 2013, htttp://www.watoday.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/offspring-fans-share-heartbreak-with-band-in-twitter-mixup-20130808-2rj7s.html#ixzz2bLsc4OH0
Interviewed by Adam Shirley regarding Australian Politics and Social Media, Drive, ABC 666 Canberra, 7 August 2013. [Radio]
Interviewed by Peter Barr regarding the Peter Capaldi playing Doctor Who, Breakfast with Barr, RTR FM (92.1), 5 August 2013, 7.10am [Radio]
Interviewed in Oliver Peterson, ‘Social Media election campaigning ‘, 7.30 Report WA, ABC1, 26 July 2013, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-07-26/social-media-election-campaigning/4847470 [TV]
Interviewed by James Hall regarding The Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Rolling Stone Cover, RTR FM’s ArtBeat, RTR FM (92.1), 19 July 2013, 10.15am [Radio] [Mp3]
Interviewed in Angela Hawksford, ‘Confessions of an online troll’, The Vine, 8 July 2013, http://thevine.com.au/music/news/confessions-of-an-online-troll/
Interviewed in Rhianna King, “Offensive Facebook web page shut down”, The West Australian, 26 June 2013, p. 9. http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/17749993/offensive-facebook-web-page-shut-down/
Interviewed in Jerrie Demasi, ‘’Rate your mates’ app the new match-making craze’, WA Today, 25 June 2013, http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/rate-your-mates-app-the-new-matchmaking-craze-20130624-2ot1g.html
Interviewed in Erienne Lette, “Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah verbally abuses Perth woman in Twitter tirade”, Perth Now, 13 June 2013, http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/soundwave-promoter-aj-maddah-verbally-abuses-perth-woman-phoebe-dean-in-twitter-tirade/story-fnhocxo3-1226663395715
Interviewed by Glenn Barndon regarding Online Privacy and PRISM, Mornings, ABC Midwest and Wheatbelt, 11 June 2013. [Radio]
Interviewed in Cassie McCullagh and Jason Di Rosso, ‘Magazine Wars, Hugh Jackman and Matt Smith’, The List, Radio National, 7 June 2013, http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/thelist/magazine-wars2c-hugh-jackman-and-matt-smith/4734892 [Radio]
Interviewed in Oliver Peterson, ‘Exclusive clubs are opening their doors and dropping fees to attract younger members’, ABC1, 7.30 Report WA, 10 May 2013, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-10/exclusive-clubs-are-opening-their-doors-and/4683164 [TV]
Interviewed by Moyd Kay and Loretta Ryan regarding the Fortieth Anniversary of the Mobile Phone, 4BC, Brisbane Afternoons, 5 April 2012. [Radio]
Interviewed in Jillian McHugh, ‘’Selfies’ just as much for the insecure as show-offs’, WA Today, 3 April 2012, http://www.watoday.com.au/business/media-and-marketing/selfies-just-as-much-for-the-insecure-as-showoffs-20130403-2h6ow.html
Interviewed in Cassie McCullagh and Jason Di Rosso, ‘Online Life (and Death) and the Culture of Thrones’, The List, Radio National, 29 March 2013, http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/thelist/the-list-27-march-good-friday/4595428 [Radio]
Interviewed by Russell Woolf regarding the Inescapability of Email, 720 ABC Perth, Drive, 27 March 2013, 4.50pm. [Radio]
Interviewed in Rania Spooner, ‘Facebook kills reunion thrills’, WA Today, 25 March 25, 2013, http://www.watoday.com.au/comment/facebook-kills-reunion-thrills-20130322-2gl4c.html
Interviewed by Chris Coleman regarding Facebook and Statistical Profiles, Statewide Afternoons, ABC Illawarra, 3.10pm, 18 March 2013. [Radio]
Interviewed regarding Social Media Fatigue, Channel 7, Perth, Nightly News, 6.11PM, 12 March 2013. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuJLI7sCmK4 [TV]
Interviewed in Jerrie Demasi, ‘Why my friends are dummy voting’, WA Today, 8 March 2013, http://www.watoday.com.au/comment/why-my-friends-are-dummy-voting-20130308-2fpyv.html
Interviewed by Tim Bennett ‘New service allows users to tweet after death’, The Wire, 2SER Sydney, 6.20pm, 4 March 2013. [Radio] [Mp3] http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10094
Interviewed in Rick Morton, ‘Facebook from beyond the grave’, The Australian, 25 February 2013, p. 11. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/facebook-from-beyond-the-grave/story-e6frg6z6-1226584590690
Interviewed in Rania Spooner ‘Perth’s vicious dog fighting hoax’ WA Today, 20 February 2013, http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/perths-vicious-dog-fighting-hoax-20130220-2erhs.html?rand=1361344924086
Interviewed Re Parents Managing Kids’ Identities on Facebook, ABC Gold Coast, 1 February 2013, 9.45am. [Radio]
Interviewed in Kristin Shorten, ‘Foetusbook the new Facebook for parents’, News.Com.AU, 30 January 2013, http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/foetusbook-the-new-facebook-for-parents/story-fnet08xa-1226565124482
Interviewed for Rebecca Trigger, ‘Giant swells make tourism waves’, The West Australian, 25 January 2013, p. 3. http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/15949704/giant-swells-make-tourism-waves/
Interviewed Re Snapchat and Youth Mobile Phone Safety on MIX 94.5, The Bunch (Breakfast), 7.10am, 7 January 2013. [Radio]
Interviewed for Katie Robertson, ‘Warning on new apps’, Sunday Tasmanian, 6 January 2013, p. 13.
Interviewed for Katie Robertson, ‘Teens in sexting app trap’, Sunday Times, 6 January 2013, p. 1. http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/teenagers-embrace-new-secret-sexting-craze-on-smartphones/story-e6frg13u-1226548210148
Interviewed for Katie Robertson, ‘More than fireworks for cracker year’, Sunday Times, 30 December 2012, p. 22.
Interviewed for ‘Train surfers’ caught but fined less than ticket cost’, Golden West News, GWN 7, Regional WA, 19 December 2012, 5.30pm [TV], http://au.gwn7.yahoo.com/w3/news/a/-/local/15679528/train-surfers-caught-but-fined-less-than-ticket-cost-video/
Interviewed for Jerrie Demasi, ‘Facebook photo ‘Armageddon’’, The Age, 5 December 2012, http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/facebook-photo-armageddon-20121205-2av06.html
Interviewed for Nick Galvin, ‘Just hook it into our veins’, Sun Herald, Sydney, 21 October 2012, p. 15, http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/just-hook-it-into-our-veins-20121018-27s6e.html
Interviewed by Gillian O’Shaughnessy, On Facebook and Privacy, Afternoons, ABC 720 Perth, 2.32 PM 2 October 2012 .[Radio]
Interviewed by John Cecil, On YouTube, Global Media Sharing and Anti-Islamic Sentiment. Mornings, ABC South Coast WA, 10.45am 19 September 2012. [Radio]
Interviewed by John McGlue, On Trolls and Policing Social Media, Morning Magazine, ABC 720 Perth, 10.05am 10 September 2012. [Radio]
Interviewed regarding Facebook, Bullying and Social Media Literacy, ABC 720 Perth, 7.45am 6 September 2012. [Radio]
Interviewed by Fiona Poole, On Beyonce, Social Media and World Humanitarian Day, Statewide Afternoons, ABC Illawarra, 2.10pm 20 August 2012. [Radio]
Interviewed for Debra Jopson, ‘Digital never dies – but it may be out of reach when we do’, Sydney Morning Herald, 16 June 2012, p 1. http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/digital-never-dies–but-it-may-be-out-of-reach-when-we-do-20120615-20fes.html
Interviewed by John Cecil, On Facebook and Over-sharing. Mornings, ABC South Coast WA, 10.20am 30 May 2012. [Radio]
Invited presentation: ‘How Will Young People Deal With 5000 Baby Photos on Facebook?’, Media 140: Digital Family, Perth, 28 April 2012. [Slides]
Interviewed regarding Parents and Facebook, Twin Cities FM 89.7FM, 8.40am 27 April 2012 [Mp3] [Radio]
Interviewed for Louise Burke, ‘Parents net habits face scrutiny’, The West Australian, 26 April 2012, p. 18. http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/13523329/parents-net-habits-face-scrutiny/
Interviewed by Russell Woolf on ABC 720 Perth, Drive Time, 3.35pm, 4 April 2012, Regarding Facebook and Death. [Radio]
Interviewed for Lindsay McPhee, “Social media sustains young”, The West Australian, 22 March 2012,http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/news/13234095/social-media-sustains-young/.
Interviewed by Bren McGurk on RTR FM’s Morning Magazine, RTR FM (92.1), 10.10am, 3 March 2012, ‘Google Privacy Changes’ [Mp3] [Radio]
Interviewed for Sheryl-Lee Kerr, ‘”Nail in the coffin” for Blackberry maker.’ The Sunday Times. 22 October 2011, http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/nail-in-the-coffin-for-blackberry-maker/story-e6frg13u-1226173833802.
Interviewed for Louise Burke, ‘Total Exposure’, The Weekend West, 8 October 2011, pp. 64-65. [PDF]
Interviewed for Simon White, ‘Google+ Faces one hell of a catch-up chase’, WA Today, 30 September 2011, http://www.watoday.com.au/technology/google-faces-one-hell-of-a-catchup-chase-20110929-1kz7f.html
Interviewed for Anthony Deceglie, ‘Windows Touch-Up’, The Sunday Times, 18 September 2011, p. 30.
Interviewed for Sheryl-Lee Kerr, ‘Text gets last rites’, The Sunday Times, 21 August 2011, p. 24. [PDF]
Interviewed by Richard Glover on 702 ABC Sydney’s ‘Drive’, 4.10pm, 9 June 2011, On Viral Videos [Mp3] [Radio]
Interviewed for Lee-Maree Gallo, ‘How do you catch the viral phenomenon?’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 June 2011, http://www.smh.com.au/technology/how-do-you-catch-the-viral-phenomenon-20110607-1fqo8.html
Interviewed for Jake Sturmer ‘Smart Phones Outsmarting Users’, 7.30 Report Perth, 7.30pm, Perth, 13 May 2011. [TV] http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2011/05/13/3216722.htm
Interviewed by Niki Morrell on ABC North West (Karratha), ‘Mornings’ 10.20am, 15 April 2011. On the FMG/Yindjibarndi Dispute and Social Media [Radio]
Interviewed for Alice Pooley ‘Facebook: Online Crime’, TEN Nightly News, 5pm, Perth, 8 April 2011. [TV] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U1TU4cYt-k
Interviewed for Aja Styles and Lucy Rickard, ‘Online racism rife, Aboriginal Legal Service chief claims’,WA Today, 21 February 2011, http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/online-racism-rife-aboriginal-legal-service-chief-claims-20110217-1axsl.html
Interviewed by Kate Stephens on RTR FM’s ‘Morning Magazine’, RTR FM (92.1), 9.10am, 21 January 2011, ‘Use of social media during Queensland floods – help or hinder?’, [Mp3] [Radio]
Interviewed by Geoff Hutchison on 720 ABC Perth’s ‘The Morning Show’, 9.40am, 10 November 2010, On Facebook & Trolls [Mp3] [Radio]
Interviewed by Travis Collins on RTR FM’s ‘Morning Magazine’, RTR FM (92.1), 9.45am, 18 August 2010, ‘Green’s Internet Policy’ [Mp3] [Radio]
Interviewed by Travis Collins on RTR FM’s ‘Morning Magazine’, RTR FM (92.1), 9.15am, 11 August 2010, ‘Liberal Broadband Policy’ [Mp3] [Radio]
Interviewed for Andrew Tillett, ‘MPs turn to tweet power to woo voters’, The West Australian, 16 June 2010, p, 32.
Interviewed for David Gear, ‘Teach kids e-stranger danger’, Wanneroo Times, 1 June 2010, p. 7.
Interviewed by Amy Whittaker on 2MCE-FM’s ‘Homepage’, 2.30pm, 16 April 2010. [Radio]
Interview by Jarrod Watt for ABC’s Heywire, ‘What you say on Facebook will follow you around the rest of your life‘, 25 March 2010. [Mp3]
Interviewed by Jamie Macdonald on RTR FM’s ‘Morning Magazine’, RTR FM (92.1), 10.20am, 16 February 2010, ‘WTF? Death of newspapers is premature?’ [Radio]
Interviewed for Dominic Rushe and Sheryl-Lee Kerr ‘Life in a Flash’, Sunday Times, STM Magazine, August 23 2009, pp. 14-17. [PDF]
Invited panellist discussing the ‘The Changing Landscape of News and Journalism’, at the ‘The Future of Journalism: Blueprint for Progress’ event organised by the Walkley Foundation and Media Alliance, held at the ABC East Perth Centre, Friday 21 August 2009.
Interviewed by Jamie Macdonald on RTR FM’s ‘Morning Magazine’, RTR FM (92.1), 9.10am, 4 August 2009 ‘The iiNet Lawsuit & Filesharing’ [Mp3] [Radio]
Invited panellist and respondent, Media Participatory Activism Colloquium, Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley, 18 December 2008, http://createc.ea.ecu.edu.au/conferences/dec_2008/
Interviewed for: Rebecca Boteler, ‘Making Money In A Virtual Universe’, Stateline, ABC1 (Western Australia), 7.30, 19 September 2008. [TV]
Invited presentation: ‘Web 2.0 and Participatory Culture’ at the CGC (Commercial Games Conference): Multiplayer & Communities, part of GO3 Electronic & Entertainment Expo 2008, Perth Convention Centre, August 2008.
Invited presentation: ‘CC for Higher Education’ at Building an Australasian Commons (Creative Commons Australia) Conference, Brisbane, June 2008.
Interviewed by Nat Jones on RTR FM’s ‘Morning Magazine’, RTR FM (92.1), 9.10am, 17 March 2008. (Talking about social software use by the Australian Defence Force). [Radio]
Invited presentation: ‘Building an Online Presence During Candidature’ for Research Careers Week held by the Postgraduate Students’ Organisation, University of Western Australia, September 2007. [Talk recording available here.]
Interviewed for: Kerr, Sheryl-Lee, ‘Celebs in Cyberspace’ Sunday Times, STM Magazine, September 2 2007, p. 21. [PDF Copy Here]
Invited presentation: ‘MySpace is better than Yours: Promoting your arts on the internet’ for the PropelArts Forum, PropelArts –Youth Arts WA, August 2007.
Interviewed by Laura Miller on RTR FM’s ‘Morning Magazine’, RTR FM (92.1), 10.15am, 31 July 2007. (Talking about Facebook, MySpace, class and Australian politics; listen to the mp3). [Radio]
Interviewed for: Ho, Evana. ‘Tête à tête by net or Twitter over the ether’, The West Australian, 16 May 2007, p. 50. (Scanned image of article here:http://farm1.static.flickr.com/189/501699745_b7c0a15b11_o.jpg).
Interviewed for: Schaer, Cathrin, ‘A Life Less Ordinary,’ Vogue Australia, May 2007, pp. 198-201.
Interviewed for: Waters, Sue, ‘Using Social Software with Students’ and ‘How Universities are using Lectopia to podcast lectures’, Mobile Technology in TAFE Podcast, March 2007,aquaculturepda.podomat… and aquaculturepda.podomat….
Seminar entitled ‘Podcasting 101′ delivered for staff at the Film and Television Institute of Western Australia on Thursday, 12th October, 2006.
Interviewed for: Kempshall, Pete, ‘Space Age’, Sunday Times, STM Magazine, August 27 2006, pp. 12-15. [PDF]
Invited panel discussion on “Understanding Cross Platform and New Media” at the Film and Television Institute of Western Australia on Thursday, 30th March 2006.
Invited public lecture on ‘Terminal Masculinities: Bodies, Subjects & Machines in the TerminatorTrilogy’ given at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery as part of the Crash (and other Earthly pleasures)exhibition, 3rd March 2006. [PDF of Talk Abstract Here]
Interviewed for: Hutchinson, Jane and Sheryl-Lee Kerr, “The eye generation”, Sunday Times, STM Magazine, 30 October 2005, pp. 12-15. [PDF]
Interviewed for: Hotz, Robert Lee, “Camera Phones Give Flashers Unexpected Exposure”, LA Times, September, 6, 2005, simultaneously cross-published in the Chicago Tribune and Sun Sentinel. [Text copy here.]
Profiled in: Kidman, Angus, “Pondering a Journey of 100,000 Words”, The Australian, “IT Alive” Liftout, 12 July 2005, p. 5, (Scanned image of the article here:http://photos22.flickr.com/25386949_8658763197_o.jpg).
Interviewed for: McConnachie, Dahna. “Blogging at the end of the earth”, PC World, 14, October 2004,http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/index.php/id;715547121;fp;2;fpid;1, simultaneously cross-published in ComputerWorld: The Voice of IT Management and LinuxWorld.Com.Au.
Invited public talk on ‘Blogging Universities’ delivered at BlogNite: Blogging at the end of the Earth, Curtin University, 27 October 2004.