January 2nd, 2015 | by EJC
The analysis of cell phone data can already be used to predict mobility patterns after major natural disasters. Now, a new peer-reviewed scientific study suggests that travel patterns may also be predictable using tweets generated following large disasters
November 15th, 2013 | by EJC
All journalists are faced with legal and ethical privacy concerns. When reporting in a crisis zone, these considerations are heightened and reporters are forced to ask; when is it appropriate to publish images of victims’, is it in the public interest to do so, and what privacy considerations must be taken into account? Madoyn Smith investigates.
June 4th, 2013 | by EJC
Researchers from QCRI analysed 2 million tweets from Oklahoma Tornado that happened in May, 2013. Here are the findings.
November 16th, 2012 | by EJC
A crosspost from Patrick Meier's iRevolution blog on the Global Twitter Heartbeat Project, an initiative developed by Kalev Leetaru
October 29th, 2012 | by EJC
Dubbed 'Frankenstorm' because it was due to hit the East Coast of the US on Halloween, Hurricane Sandy prompted the creation of a swathe of digital maps, apps and big data stories