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Using 'Big Data' And AI To Understand The Patterns Of Our History And Tell Us About Our Future

Perhaps the ultimate contribution of the web will be to connect us not through our social media platforms, but rather…

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A Conflict Timeline Of Syria 1979-2019

When we first launched the GDELT Analysis Service, one of the early visualizations we released was our Conflict Timeline, which…

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Why Are We Still Using Keyword Searches Half A Century Later?

One of the most remarkable but forgotten stories of the digital revolution is that for all the change wrought by…

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Big Insights Not Big Data: Why We Should Stop Talking About File Size

In our data-driven arms race, we’ve lost track of the simple fact that “big data” came into being to yield…

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How Do We Define 'Big Data' And Just What Counts As A 'Big Data' Analysis?

What does it mean to do “big data” in 2019 and just what is "big data?" There are no easy…

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WashPost: Why Do These Activists Publish People's Addresses But Fear The Same Treatment?

The Washington Post's Rachel Kurzius quotes Kalev in her piece on the state of doxxing, where he builds on his…

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Minow's 'Wasteland': How The Web's Problems Are Those Of Television Half A Century Ago

Looking closely at the rise of television and its devolution towards unadulterated commercialism, we see the trajectory of the web…

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Moving Beyond Social Media Towards News As "Big Data" In The Cloud Era

Today we typically equate "big data" and "social media" but that is largely because of social data's widespread machine-friendly availability,…

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What 76 Billion URLs Can Tell Us About The Lifespan Of A Link On A News Website Homepage

Using 76 billion URLs to study the digital ecology of online journalism, we can chart the lifespan of a link…

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Vox: 3 Charts That Show How Trump And Fox News Made The Shutdown About The Border

Vox's Alvin Chang explores how the major television networks covered the 2013 and 2018-2019 US government shutdowns. Read The Full…

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A Look At Frontpage Link Lifespan Through 10 Months Of The Global Frontpage Graph (GFG)

Shortly after the launch of the GDELT Global Frontpage Graph (GFG) last March we explored the average lifespan of a…

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The GDELT Global Frontpage Graph (GFG) At 10 Months: 76 Billion URLs

GDELT's Global Frontpage Graph (GFG) launched in March of last year, accumulating more than 35 billion URLs in just its first five…

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Preserving Online News In An Ephemeral Web: A Look At Four Months Of Global Digital Journalism

As online journalism has rapidly risen into a dominant distribution format over the past quarter century, what does its ephemeral…

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Looking Back On Four Months Of The Global Difference Graph

Four months ago we launched the GDELT Global Difference Graph, which recrawls each online article we monitor after 24 hours…

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GDELT DOC 2.0 API Supports JSONFeed

The GDELT DOC 2.0 API now supports JSONFeed output format in ArticleList mode. We've also made a number of enhancements to…

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Media's 'Blue Wave' Morphs Into a 'Diverse' Congress

As the new Congress was sworn in Thursday, it was remarkable that the phrase “blue wave,” so ubiquitous just two…

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GDELT Summary: Global Online News Comparer Launches

Last February we launched the Television Comparer service that makes it trivial to instantly compare the results of multiple queries together…

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Rod Arquette Show Radio Interview On Government Shutdown Media Coverage

Kalev joined the Rod Arquette show today to discuss his RealClearPolitics analysis of  how the media has been covering the…

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How the Shutdown Is Being Framed in the Media

The first two government shutdowns of 2018 were brief affairs. As the third one extends into its second week, how…

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Television Comparer Adds Timezones And Aggregations

The Television Comparer now supports the new timezone adjustments and time aggregations that were released yesterday in the GDELT TV…

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GDELT 2.0 GEO API Now Supports RSS, JSONFeed and CSV Formats!

The GDELT GEO 2.0 API now supports RSS, JSONFeed and CSV output formats!

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WashPost: The 135 Times In 2018 That Trump Specifically Wanted Us To Know What Was Airing On Fox News

The Washington Post's Philip Bump explores the interplay between Fox News' coverage on a given day and President Trump's tweets….

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Television Explorer Adds Timezones, Aggregations and RSS/JSONFeed Support

All of the new updates announced today for the GDELT 2.0 TV API, including timezone support, weekly/monthly/yearly aggregations and RSS/JSONFeed…

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GDELT 2.0 Television API Now Supports Timezone Adjustment

Historically the GDELT 2.0 TV API operated entirely in the UTC timezone. This simplified date operations and ensured that results could…