Map: Global Happiness In 2016

This new map repeats last year's map of global happiness using BigQuery and Carto to map global happiness in 2016 as seen through the eyes of the world's news media. Click on the map below to download the full resolution map or you can download the low resolution version.   TECHNICAL DETAILS To create the map, […]

Map: Using Google's Deep Learning AI To Geolocate Global News Imagery

Last March we released a map showcasing the deep learning-powered "visual geocoder" capability of Google's Cloud Vision API applied to 20 million images. Today GDELT's VGKG has grown to more than a quarter-billion images and we've created a new map to see what new insights a year's worth of data offers. This map is part […]

Did Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Coin The Phrase 'Fake News'?

As we argue about what exactly “fake news” is and how to fight it, we find that the phrase was born last century in the world of propaganda, but it was Mark Zuckerberg who entered it into our modern lexicon and President Trump who weaponized it into a media pejorative. Read The Full Article.

Television Explorer Hourly Timeline, Boolean OR and Increased JSON Cap

The latest update to the Television Explorer debuted this morning, which added several new features: Hourly Timeline. Now when selecting a time period of 7 days or less, the timeline graph will switch from daily resolution to hourly resolution to make it possible to examine how coverage of a topic changed over the course of […]

Changes To How GDELT Handles Full Text Search

As part of our transition of all of GDELT's current and forthcoming full text search features over to an ElasticSearch infrastructure, we are making some adjustments to how we handle foreign language search. Through its Translingual platform, GDELT today monitors and mass machine translates news coverage in 65 languages (plus an additional 35 lower volume […]

What The 'Rogue' EPA, NPS and NASA Twitter Accounts Teach Us About The Future Of Social

The intense popularity of these new “rogue” Twitter accounts presents unique challenges for the future of how government communicates with its citizens. In the week since its publication, this article has received more than 145,000 views and was even tweeted by both the @AltNatParkSer and @ActualEPAFacts accounts themselves. Read The Full Article.

153 Forbes Articles And Counting

We're excited to announce that as of this afternoon, GDELT Founder Kalev Leetaru has written 153 articles for Forbes over the past year and a half, covering everything from using big data to understand global society to the limits of social media monitoring to history as data to asking why the world of data has […]

Why Are We So Afraid Of Petabytes?

Silicon Valley has commoditized the petabyte, yet why is the broader data science community still stuck in the gigabyte era? Read The Full Article.