Preserving Online News In An Ephemeral Web: A Look At Four Months Of Global Digital Journalism (Forbes)

Forbes: Preserving Online News In An Ephemeral Web: A Look At Four Months Of Global Digital Journalism. “What might it look like to more systematically assess the longevity of online news, recrawling every single monitored news article after 24 hours and after one week? That was the vision behind GDELT’s open Global Difference Graph, which launched at the end of August last year. Over the last four months it has recrawled 88 million online news articles spanning all countries and 65 languages. Using Google’s BigQuery platform, summarizing this massive change dataset takes just a single line of SQL and less than 6 seconds to quantify at planetary scale the lifespan of an online news article today.”