IRIN's Ben Parker created this great set of infographics tracing American and international media coverage of Hurricane Harvey in the US versus monsoon flooding, illustrating in stark detail once again global agenda setting in the media. Read The Full Article.
How Staple’s insourcing of its cloud printing platform led many of its customers to lose everything they had created and the lessons it offers for the rights we have to “our” data in the cloud. Read The Full Article.
To compete in today’s e-commerce world requires an innate understanding of cloud computing and reacting to outages and interruptions in time frames of minutes, not days. Read The Full Article.
In just the the two short months since the GDELT DOC 2.0 API and GDELT GEO 2.0 API debuted, they have been used more than 20 million times! What an incredible milestone for our newest GDELT tools and we're tremendously excited to see what the coming months bring!
Alex Bresler, the creator of the fantastic "gdeltr2" package, has put together this powerful tutorial that walks through how to use gdeltr2 to perform a variety of tasks using GDELT's various datasets and APIs! Read The Full Tutorial.
The Internet Archive's latest blog post uses the Television Explorer to show that, at least on American television news, Trump received 4-8 times the coverage of the first-in-a-century eclipse last week. Read The Full Post.
We're incredibly excited to announce today the release of our new "Gallery Mode" for the GDELT DOC 2.0 API,which allows you to create "high design" magazine-style layouts of relevant coverage, creating a visually striking summary of global news coverage of your topic. Using the "Justified Gallery" jQuery plugin by Miro Mannino, the result is an […]
Tomasa Rodrigo Lopez from BBVA Research presented at Google Next Madrid this past June 8th on how they are using Google's BigQuery platform and GDELT to explore global risk. (Photos below credit BBVA Research). Learn More.
As GDELT's APIs and visualization tools are increasingly being embedded on websites and integrated into online workflows, many of you have run up against the issue that HTTP-based content like GDELT's existing API and visualization endpoints cannot be embedded or loaded into HTTPS websites, resulting in complex integration workflows including local mirroring and proxy upgrading. […]
Earlier today the Internet Archive used the Television Explorer to examine how the major television networks covered President Trump's "fire and fury" remark regarding North Korea, finding CNN emphasized the statement more than any other national network. Read More.
As web hosting companies look to help their customers improve their cyber security postures, they need to separate future potential risk from current exploitable vulnerabilities and provide customers with actionable detail rather than opaque risk scores. Read The Full Article.
We are tremendously excited to announce today that Kalev is a RealClear Media Fellow! The Editor's Note in his inaugural story lays out his exciting new role using data to reimagine and explore journalism through the eyes of massive data: RCP readers, meet Kalev Leetaru, the newest voice in our growing stable of writers and […]
Kalev's first piece for RealClear Politics looks back at the last two years of his collaborations with the Internet Archive's Television News Archive to explore how their massive one petabyte archive of more than 2 million hours of television news can be used to understand American political news coverage. Read The Full Article.
As data science has gone mainstream, much of it has focused on blindly asking questions of data without ever stopping to ask the most important question of all: just what is in all of this data we’re studying? Editor's Pick. Read The Full Article.
As AI systems become more and more advanced, will we reach a point where they themselves can copyright and own what they produce? Read The Full Article.
As politicians increasingly turn to social platforms to communicate with, and sometimes block, their constituents, how might these platforms reshape political discourse and can a private company’s platform truly be a public space? Read The Full Article.
As the world’s knowledge is increasingly mediated through computers, from fulltext search to online catalogs, will our non-digitized past fade from memory? Read The Full Article.
A new study suggests that as much as two-thirds of contemporary research is now available for free download from Sci-Hub – as the web has set its sights on making scholarship free, what might the future hold for open access? Read The Full Article.
As data science goes mainstream, there is an increasing emphasis on focusing on the size of the data analyzed and equating larger analyses with greater impact. Read The Full Article.
Despite growing calls for openness in academia from open access to open data, the focus to date has been on the output of research, rather than creating new transparency around the ethics and privacy considerations of the new era of “big data” research. Read The Full Article.
A security robot drowned this week in Washington – what does his watery demise portend for the future of robotic rights ranging from accidental death to self-defense? The article was selected as an Editor's Pick. Read The Full Article.
As much as 70% of the links found in tweets aren’t being preserved in our web archives, meaning that up to a quarter of all tweets will lose much of their meaning over time. Read The Full Article.
This paper by Mohammed Elshendy and Andrea Fronzetti Colladon of the University of Rome Tor Vergata applies network analytics to GDELT to create predictors of Gross Domestic Product per Capita and of the Business and Consumer Confidence indices. Read The Full Paper.
Lei Guo and Chris Vargo's latest collaboration, published in the current issue of the Journal of Communication (JOC), explores global intermedia agenda. From the paper's abstract: This study contributes to international news flow literature methodologically, by significantly expanding its scope, and theoretically, by incorporating intermedia agenda-setting theory, through which we reveal how news media in […]