Architecture of our local event detection system. Including data collector, time-series builder, Gaussian Process regression model, alert engine and classifier. Arrows indicate input and output flow of each module. Authors Xie K., Xia C., Grinberg N., Schwartz R., and Naaman M. Abstract An increasing number of location-annotated content available from social media channels like Twitter,
The Online News Association announced the members of its ONA13 Student Newsroom. Over 100 students applied from around the world, and Brown Fellow Nikolas Iubel was one of the 38 selected. The winners will provide intensive coverage of the Online News Association Conference & Awards Banquet, October 17-20 in Atlanta. This group will be mentored by distinguished
Steve Lohr was a graduate of the School of Journalism in 1975 and now reports on technology, business and economics for the New York Times. In 2013, he was part of the team awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for its reporting on Apple and other technology firms “that illustrates the darker side of a changing global
Examples of geo-tagged social media data visualizations mockups. Clockwise: geo-tagged topic groupings, keywords appearance graphs, volume graph and heat map Authors Schwartz, R., Naaman M., Matni, Z. Abstract As more people tweet, check-in and share pictures and videos of their daily experiences in the city, new opportunities arise to understand urban activity. When aggregated, these
From a speedometer to a weather map to a stock chart, we routinely interpret and act on data displayed visually. With a few exceptions, data has no natural “look,” no natural “visualization,” and choices have to be made about how it should be displayed. Each choice can reveal certain kinds of patterns in the data
The Brown Institute for Media Innovation has awarded seed funding to teams of students, post-docs and faculty from Stanford and Columbia universities to develop new technologies that could transform the ways media content is produced, delivered and consumed. The winning projects include a natural language processor that detects media bias, an experiment in augmenting stories with virtual
Brown Institute Board member Mary Meeker made news at the inaugural Code Conference on May 28, presenting her annual “most influential Internet trends” of the year. Meeker’s “top 10” touted IOS manufacturing in the U.S., the rise of cyberthreats, the growth of online education, the digitization of healthcare, the push toward private social circles, big
The 2012-2013 Magic Grant Dispatch, a platform for secure communication when journalists report from scenes of conflict. We are happy to announce that a paper by the Dispatch Team, “Weaving a Safe Web of News,” was accepted to the Social News on the Web workshop of the WWW ’13 conference. Congratulations!