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 […]
Earlier today the Internet Archive used the Television Explorer to explore how Fox News focused on CNN's retracted Russian story while CNN and MSNBC were fixated on the Senate health care debate. Read More.
The new era of cyberconflict is increasingly targeting civilian infrastructure, bringing the future of conflict from the battlefield to the living room and putting us all directly in the digital line of fire. Read The Full Article.
How the browser has replaced the proprietary desktop application to become the centerpiece of modern data visualization. Read The Full Article.
As the GDELT Visual Global Knowledge Graph (VGKG) has grown to just over 287 million images totaling 3.2TB of JSON data, BigQuery is one of the few ways of working with the full dataset, but you can quickly exceed your monthly BigQuery quota due to the table's immense size. To address this, we have rolled […]
What we can learn about privacy, priorities and how the technology and humanitarian worlds need to work far more closely together. Read The Full Article.
We are incredibly excited to announce today the debut of the new GDELT 2.0 DOC API, which is our full text search API. A year and a half after the unveiling of our first full text search API on Christmas Day 2015, our new 2.0 API builds upon all of the lessons we've learned from […]
Stream-of-consciousness live tweeting by our political leaders offers us a unique humanized look at our elected leaders, but also gives rise to profound questions about the preservation of digital records dating back at least to the Bush administration. Read The Full Article.
As Facebook increasing role as global editor-in-chief expands to censoring journalists, what might the future of the fourth estate look like as Facebook becomes the gateway and moderator of all the world’s news? Read The Full Article.