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How Social Media Can Silence Instead Of Empower

The great promise of social media to empower the oppressed has given way to a reality where elites wield a…

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FiveThirtyEight: The Media Really Started Paying Attention To Puerto Rico When Trump Did

FiveThirtyEight did a followup to their Puerto Rico media analysis using the Television Explorer and found some interesting results regarding…

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Greater Good Gathering

Kalev will be speaking on October 21 at the Greater Good Gathering in Providence Rhode Island alongside such luminaries as…

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GDELT 2.0 Television API Debuts!

UPDATE: The TV 2.0 API has been updated as of 2/9/2018 to use airtime rather than sentences as its new…

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CNN's Reliable Sources Uses Television Explorer

Last Sunday, CNN's Reliable Sources used GDELT's Television Explorer to create two different graphs visualizing coverage of Hurricane Maria and…

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"New Views" Book Features Twitter Map

Alastair Bonnett's new book "New Views: The World Mapped Like Never Before: 50 maps of our physical, cultural and political…

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GDELT 2.0 API New Export Options And Upgraded Word Cloud

We've added several new export options to our DOC 2.0 API HTML browser-based visualizations. For the timeline and tonechart HTML…

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Web Summit 2017

Kalev will be speaking at Web Summit 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal on November 8th. Billed as "the largest tech conference…

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Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference 2017 Keynote

Kalev will be giving the opening keynote address at Bucknell University's 2017 Digital Scholarship Conference on October 7th. This year's…

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Kalev Named as 2017-2019 Senior Fellow at George Washington University

We are tremendously excited to announce that Kalev has been named as a 2017-2019 Senior Fellow at The George Washington…

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In A Digital World, Are We Losing Sight Of Our Undigitized Past?

As our access to the world around us is increasingly mediated by screens and our understanding of it defined by…

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FiveThirtyEight: The Media Really Has Neglected Puerto Rico

Following in IRIN's footsteps last month documenting agenda setting in Hurricane Harvey versus monsoon flooding, FiveThirtyEight's Dhrumil Mehta uses the…

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Common Crawl And Unlocking Web Archives For Research

The world's web archives contain tens of petabytes of data charting the evolution of our digital world, yet little of…

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AI 'Gaydar' And How The Future Of AI Will Be Exempt From Ethical Review

As AI research continues to press new ethical boundaries, much of the innovation coming from universities may actually be exempt…

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DOC 2.0 API PostMessage Support For Dynamic IFrame Resizing

When it comes to embedding the output of our new 2.0 APIs in other websites via iframes, we've tried to…

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Estonia's ID Card And The March Of Cryptography

Contrary to breathless doomsday cybersecurity hype, last week's news about Estonia's ID card merely reflects the mundane evolution of the…

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How Much Of The World's News Imagery Is Unique?

Global news coverage is increasingly saturated with imagery capturing photographic documentaries of world events, but how much of that imagery…

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Television Explorer Top/Trending Tables Now Available

We've heard from quite a number of you that you've found the Top/Trending tables in our Television Explorer to be extremely…

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New VGKG Image Georeferencing For GEO 2.0 API

Since the debut of the GDELT GEO 2.0 API this past April, we've received a lot of interest in being…

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A Case Study In Big Data And The Replication Crisis

What it looks like to try and replicate a modern "big data" study and the lessons we can learn about…

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IRIN: Hurricane versus Monsoon

IRIN's Ben Parker created this great set of infographics tracing American and international media coverage of Hurricane Harvey in the…

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When The Cloud Deletes Our Data: Who "Owns" What We Upload?

How Staple's insourcing of its cloud printing platform led many of its customers to lose everything they had created and…

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Walmart Vs Amazon And Why Cloud Expertise Makes Or Breaks E-Commerce

To compete in today's e-commerce world requires an innate understanding of cloud computing and reacting to outages and interruptions in…

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GDELT 2.0 APIs Reach 20 Million Queries!

In just the the two short months since the GDELT DOC 2.0 API and GDELT GEO 2.0 API debuted, they…