Neal Rauhauser: Global Database of Events, Language & Tone (GDELT) Is SAFE!

Global Database of Events, Language & Tone (GDELT) Is SAFE! by Neal Rauhauser That was a long, uncomfortable silence, after I posted GDELT’s Mysterious Demise, but we now have the particulars on what happened: The bottom line is that GDELT is one of the very few event datasets in existence today that actually has all …

Neal Rauhauser: MassBigData Opens Government

MassBigData Opens Government I sometimes think I could drop all of my technical Twitter follows except for @kdnuggets and that would be more than enough to keep me busy. Today he mentioned MassBigData, a statewide initiative to open government data for exploitation. What used to happen inside 128 has spread as far west as Worcester. . …

Neal Rauhauser: GDELT’s Mysterious Demise

I wrote Foreign Policy’s Global Conversation Infographic on New Year’s Day. The content used to create the visualization was based on the Global Data of Events, Language and Tone, commonly referred to as GDELT. The effort was suspended during the week ending January 17th via this terse announcement. . . . . . . I …

Neal Rauhauser: Eastern Mediterranean Gas Fields & Pipelines

Eastern Mediterranean Gas Fields & Pipelines The eastern Mediterranean has natural gas resources but with the exception of Egyptian production this is rarely mentioned, almost never in the geopolitical press and only rarely in the energy specific trade press. The Oil Drum offers an excellent series of detailed articles tagged with ‘Israel’, but the style is …

Neal Rauhauser: Political Populism Emergent – First Occupy Solidarity Network Now Assange and Hacktivists

First Occupy Solidarity Network, Now Assange First we saw Micah White split from Adbusters and announce the creation of the Occupy Solidarity Network, an explicitly political creature with its root in Occupy Wall Street. Now two weeks later Democracy brings us WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Calls on Computer Hackers to Unite Against NSA Surveillance (starting at 31:00 …