Beneath The Gleaming Veneer Of Data Are Good Old Fashioned Flawed Humans

How a recent hotel stay perfectly captures how gleaming automation is disrupted by the humans that use it: from a bad billing user interface to robotic customer service staff to an automated credit card system that wasn't designed for international billing and incapable of flagging abnormalities. Read The Full Article.

Internet Archive Blog: TV Explorer 2.0

The Internet Archive's blog today prominently features the new Television Explorer 2.0 and some of the ways it has been used lately to understand the local and global television media ecosystem. Read The Full Post.

What The Russian Indictments Say About The Power Of Social Media

Has social media become so powerful that a small team and a few million dollars can now determine the head of state of the most powerful nation on earth or are the tens of billions of dollars spent on social advertising a waste? Just how powerful and unaccountable have social platforms become? Read The Full […]

How Bad Data Practice Is Leading To Bad Research

Honest statistical error, misunderstanding of data and methods, failure to normalize, malicious manipulation and copy-paste Google Scholar-ship – poor data practice threatens to call into question many of the findings of data-driven research. Read The Full Article.

NSF's New Initiative To Bring The Cloud Era To Academic Big Data Research

NSF’s new collaboration to make Amazon, Google and Microsoft cloud credits available for academic research finally gives "big data" researchers the same capabilities as more traditional scientific workloads and stands testament to the data-first realtime architecture of the cloud. Read The Full Article.

Steven Pinker's "Enlightment Now" Mentions Culturomics 2.0

In his new book and a recent extract of it published in The Guardian, renowned Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker mentions two of the graphs from Culturomics 2.0 and the trends they show in how the news media is trending steadily more negative. Read The Guardian Story. Learn More About The Book.

Television Explorer Adds Russia Today (RT)

We've completed the addition of the July 2010 – present Russia Today (RT) English language backfile to the Television Explorer! Unfortunately, for those interested in the 2016 presidential election, there is a gap in coverage from September 2014 through June 2017 and some sporadic artifacts of double monitoring in some of the earlier coverage (though […]

Television Comparer Launches!

We're excited today to announce the launch of the brand new Television Comparer! Using the same platform as the main Television Explorer, Television Comparer lets you compare multiple broadcast television news searches to examine how different topics are being covered. In the past, comparing coverage of different topics meant running them separately in the Television […]

The New Television Explorer Launches!

We are incredibly excited to announce today the debut of the new 2.0 version of the Television Explorer, part of the GDELT Summary platform and using data from the Internet Archive's Television News Archive! You can go ahead and get started or read below for all of the new additions to the Explorer platform. Some […]

Television Explorer: New Inventory Tables

With the forthcoming release of the Television Explorer 2.0 platform, we are excited to announce the availability of our new Television Explorer Inventory Tables that detail the precise news programming from each station that was monitored by the Internet Archive's Television Archive in a given day (and thus searchable via the Television Explorer). The Internet Archive […]

GDELT Analysis Emails Working Again

We rely on a major third party email infrastructure vendor to send outgoing emails from the GDELT Analysis site and the vendor experienced a prolonged technical disruption over the past week and a half that has caused most GDELT Analysis submission emails not to be sent out. We have been working with the vendor and […]

Could The Cloud Save Government Websites From Going Dark In The Next Shutdown?

US Government agency websites hosted in the commercial cloud largely remained online during the government shutdown, while some agencies like NSF shut down their websites, citing cybersecurity risk, but left their cloud-hosted social media accounts online. Can the cloud save our government? Read The Full Article.