Google's Sergei Sokolenko, Cloud Dataflow Product Manager, wrote this fantastic tutorial showcasing how to predict community engagement on Reddit around news coverage using TensorFlow, GDELT and Cloud Dataflow! Read The Full Post – Part 1.
Vox's Alvin Chang uses the Television Explorer to examine how the networks covered the Andrew McCabe story and especially Fox News' unique take on the story. Read The Full Article.
The Washington Post's Philip Bump uses the Television Explorer to examine how each network has been covering the Stormy Daniels story. Read The Full Article.
Kalev was interviewed twice on CTV this evening about the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica story. See The Video.
Four years ago Obama's campaign was lauded as "masterminds" for harvesting Facebook friend lists to build digital profiles for voter targeting, even recording who they were photographed with, while today Cambridge Analytica is villainized as "exploiting" Facebook – what's changed? Read The Full Article.
Cambridge Analytica stands accused of nothing more than what academics do every day: if society has concerns about how their Facebook social media personas can be used to monitor and potentially manipulate them, they should take a closer look at the platform that makes it all possible: Facebook. The article was even retweeted by Cambridge […]
The Washington Post's Philip Bump explores how television news coverage of the Parkland shooting and mass shootings in general has evolved. Read The Full Article.
Kalev gave the opening keynote address at the Special Libraries Association Arabian Gulf Chapter conference in Muscat, Oman today. See The Full Conference Schedule.
Will Twitter’s new "conversational health" initiative be a powerful tool for fixing Twitter or will we merely have a pretty window through which to watch the decline of online civility and perhaps ultimately the collapse of the world itself?
The Washington Post's Rachel Siegel explores television coverage of mass shootings and how the Parkland shooting appears to be different. Read The Full Article.
Today we announce the alpha release of a powerful new tool for understanding both global events and the narratives that shape how we understand them. The new GDELT 3.0 Global Frontpage Graph (GFG) is a prototype experiment to explore how we can better understand which of the myriad news stories each day are considered the […]
The Washington Post's Philip Bump uses the TV Explorer to example how often Jared Kushner was mentioned in primetime on each of the major networks. Read The Full Article.
Silicon Valley has grown up from the idealist visionaries and scrappy startups that saw the Internet as the ultimate expression of freedom and empowerment to become middle aged members of corporate America, capitalists afraid to offend the governments that control access to their productized users. Read The Full Article.
Global Fishing Watch’s dual stories of creative repurposing of data and the use of AI to make sense of a chaotic world offer hope for what’s possible when the tech and development worlds collaborate, while its latest open data release opens a new chapter in the understanding of our natural world. Read The Full Article.
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.
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.
Vox's Albert Chang explores how media coverage of gun control has evolved over time. Read The Full Article.
The University of Memphis' student newspaper The Daily Helmsman used the TV Explorer to examine the past decade of American television news coverage of gun violence. Read The Full Article.
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 […]
The Washington Post's Philip Bump explores how American television news networks have covered gun violence over the past decade and how the most recent shooting compares. Read The Full Article.
An NSF survey's use of late night phone surveys from unknown numbers and argument that confirming encryption use is dangerous offers a case study in cybersecurity through obscurity, modern data lifecycles and just how far the US Government must go to modernize to the new reality of cybersecurity. Read The Full Article.
Vox's Alvin Chang explores 72 hours in the life of Fox News as it covers several major recent stories and how it differs from other networks. Read The Full Article.
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 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.