Conferences like Web Summit that bridge the technical and non-technical worlds, combining the people who build technological tools with the world changers who use them and the policymakers that govern them spanning 170 countries remind us of the power of bringing the world together. Read The Full Article.
As Facebook rolls out laudable new initiatives like its counter-terrorism and counter-suicide programs, the company’s transition towards actively moderating its platform through opaque AI algorithms is increasingly leaving a single unaccountable company in charge of our online lives. Read The Full Article.
As we become ever more dependent on GPS navigation, mailing addresses have been repurposed as pedestrian addresses, creating an entertaining journey to the world’s loading docks and trash dumpsters. Read The Full Article.
Even while companies have rushed to move their workforces to VoIP, they have largely left customers to fend for themselves through the century old phone system, leaving international customers to foot hefty bills for brief calls. Read The Full Article.
In a world in which bots increasingly act on our behalves, we should be focusing on digital signatures and authenticating public comments, rather than trying to weed out automated submissions. Read The Full Article.
A laudable and critical step towards fighting revenge porn, how might Facebook’s latest effort be redesigned to better address safety and user privacy? Read The Full Article.
Since the launch of the GDELT DOC 2.0 and GEO 2.0 APIs earlier this year, they've become developer staples for building tools that can gaze across the entire planet, seamlessly bridging geography and language to watch the world in realtime. Yet, as these APIs have found their way into an ever-growing number of communities of […]
You can watch the video below of Tomasa Rodrigo and Alvaro Ortiz's fantastic talk titled "Monitoring World Geopolitics Through Big Data" at Big Data Spain 2017 on November 17th. Learn More.
Tomasa Rodrigo and Alvaro Ortiz presented this fantastic talk titled "Monitoring World Geopolitics Through Big Data" at Big Data Spain 2017 on November 17th. Learn More. Slides. Press Release.
Alvaro Ortiz presented BBVA's "Tracking China Vulnerability in Real Time Using Big Data: The CVSI Index" at the Big Data Empirics and Policy Analysis Conference at the Bank of England. Learn More. See The Full Slides.
The video of Kalev's keynote at Bucknell University's 2017 Digital Scholarship Conference is now available. Watch it below!
Vox uses GDELT to trace how broadcast news covers conspiracy theories. Read The Full Article.
Watch the full video of Kalev's Web Summit 2017 talk below!
TECH News interviewed Kalev at WebSummit this week. Read More.
Congyu Wu and Matthew Gerber combined GDELT with Twitter data to explore forecasting civil unrest in the Arab Spring. Read The Full Paper.
Kalev Leetaru and Hannes Leetaru presented a poster on "Public Perception of Fracking" at the "2017 SEG/SPE Workshop on injection-induced seismicity – intersection of evolving science and regulation" held in Dallas, Texas from November 6-8, 2017. View The Poster.
FiveThirtyEight: All The Cable News Networks Are Covering The ‘Russia Story’ — Just Not The Same One
Dhrumil Mehta's latest FiveThirtyEight analysis uses data from the Television Explorer to compare how the major television networks are covering Russia. Read The Full Article.
Kalev will be speaking this week at Web Summit 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal at noon on November 8th. Billed as "the largest tech conference in the world," "the best tech conference on the planet" and "Davos for geeks," the conference sees more than 60,000 attendees from over 160 countries. Speakers include a who's who of […]
This study coauthored with Gabriel Thoumi uses data from Bloomberg and other financial databases, a set of PERL scripts and Gephi to visualize the board membership and shareholder networks of the Southeast Asian palm oil and agricultural industry. Two interactive network visualizations allow you to drill down and understand the web of connections governing the […]
We're incredibly excited to announce that GDELT recently passed an incredible milestone: more than one billion global news articles processed. That's in addition to more than one million American television news shows and just over 337 million global news images processed. With the launch of GDELT 3.0 later this year and a massive new portfolio […]
In August 2014 GDELT joined the Internet Archive's "No More 404" program to provide a live stream of global news content from local sources in local languages across the world. To date using this feed the Internet Archive has now preserved 5,376,796,849 distinct URLs totaling 221TB of at-risk global news content for perpetuity. We're incredibly excited […]
James Conkling has released version 0.3.1 of an NPM interface to GDELT. Learn More – NPM Website. Learn More – GitHub.
Vox put together a great set of infographics exploring national television news coverage of the Mueller investigation. Read The Full Article.
The Trace put together a set of fantastic infographics that show how quickly American television news lost interest in several recent mass shootings. Read The Full Article.