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Using BigQuery As A Lens To Explore Large Datasets

One of the most incredible aspects of the modern cloud is the way in which it accelerates massive adhoc data…

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How Immigration Coverage Shifted From People to Barriers

One of the more intriguing findings in how the media covered President Trump’s State of the Union address earlier this…

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How Media Treated the State of the Union Address

After being delayed by the political brinkmanship of the government shutdown, President Trump’s State of the Union address finally happened…

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Greater Good Gathering 2.0: Technology, Community And The Greater Good

From December 2017 through Spring 2018  I was asked for my thoughts on how to build upon October 2017's successful…

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Why Do We Tolerate Social Media's Dark Side And What If We Made Them Pay For It?

Social media has devolved into a medium that tears society apart, fostering trolling, bullying and all manner of toxic, hateful…

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Making Our Smart Homes More Resilient Against Internet Outages

As our homes become increasingly “smart” we should be equally focused on making the Internet connectivity that is their lifeblood…

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Why Is Our AI Revolution Built On Free Data Rather Than Good Data?

For all of the investment being made in the people, computing hardware and algorithms powering AI, we refuse to make…

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Facebook's Biggest Success Is That It Taught Us Not To Care About Our Privacy Anymore

One of the most existential questions of the modern world is why we as a society have accepted the steady…

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Why Do We Measure Everything By Tweet?

It is a truly extraordinary commentary on the influence of social media that in a world literally drowning in data,…

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Facebook's Continued Growth Reminds Us: It's Now Too Big To #DeleteFacebook

Facebook has become so integrated into our lives, so intertwined with how we keep in touch, follow the news, get…

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Could AI-Powered Traffic Cameras Finally Stop Distracted Driving?

While driverless cars may eventually free us to spend our commutes entirely on our phones, in the meantime, could AI-powered…

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Sunday Times: Confucius Institutes Sway News Coverage On China, Says UCD Analysis

The Sunday Times covered an analysis by researchers at the University College Dublin that used GDELT to explore how Confucius…

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Could Apple Ban Unethical Facial Recognition And Become The Patron Saint Of Privacy?

Apple’s sharp rebuke of Facebook’s data practices this week has shown us the power of the device companies like Apple…

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What Does It Mean To "Consent" To The Use Of Our Data In The Facebook Era?

Facebook's response to nearly every one of its privacy stories over the past year has been to argue that its…

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Apple's Facebook Rebuke: Could Apple Save Privacy Where Government Won't?

Looking to the future, could Apple perhaps become our defacto privacy guardian, protecting its users from unethical data harvesting as…

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Why Are We For Globalization But Against The AI Revolution?

Why do we speak of AI’s potential to cause mass job displacement as an existential danger that must be addressed…

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Visualizing The GKG Outlink Graph: Google News + Top 5 By Outlet + 10K Strongest

For this visualization of our GKG 2016-2018 Outlink Dataset, we filter to only news outlets and inlink domains that were present…

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Visualizing The GKG Outlink Graph: Google News + Top 5 By Outlet + 50K Strongest

For this visualization of our GKG 2016-2018 Outlink Dataset, we filter to only news outlets and inlink domains that were present…

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Visualizing The GKG Outlink Graph: Top 5 By Outlet + 50K Strongest

For this visualization of our GKG 2016-2018 Outlink Dataset, we compute the top 5 inlink domains by news outlet and display…

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Visualizing The GKG Outlink Graph: Reciprocal 30K Graph

Following in the footsteps of 10K random graph visualization of the GKG 2016-2018 Outlink Dataset, we've created another version that…

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Visualizing The GKG Outlink Graph: Random 10K Graph

Since our new 2016-2018 GKG outlink dataset is a graph, we thought we'd visualize it using Gephi. There are many…

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A Summarized Lookup Version Of Our GKG Outlink Domain Graph

Yesterday we released a massive new dataset comprising the 1.78 billion URL outlink graph over GDELT's Global Knowledge Graph 2016-2018….

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Who Links To Whom? The 30M Edge GKG Outlink Domain Graph April 2016 To Jan 2019

In April 2016 we began recording the list of all hyperlinks included in the body text of each article in…

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Trump Finally Brings the Media Together: All Agree He Caved

In a rare moment of unity in today’s polarized politics, media outlets set aside their usual differences on Saturday and…