Google, Vimeo, Big Data, Pinterest, More: Morning Buzz, February 19, 2012

Digital archive of Revolutionary War coverage? “In addition to the 400-page, full-color book, Todd Andrlik and Sourcebooks are launching a sensational multimedia package complete with website, digital archive of 300+ Revolutionary newspapers, interactive app, video, audio and educational lesson plans.”

Nice! HijackThis has been released as open source.

A new exhibit based on scrapbooks of African-American life by L.S. Alexander Gumby: “Now, examples from his life’s work are available online on the Unwritten History: Alexander Gumby’s African America website, which has digital reproductions of more than 60 pages from his scrapbooks.” (He did 161 scrapbooks total. Wow!)

Google, now with more privacy issues. “While one Google team was taking advantage of a little-known backdoor that could change the default Safari setting, the Google Chrome team was working to get Apple to close the backdoor–apparently with neither team having knowledge of the other’s actions.”

I didn’t even know that there WERE fifty thousand beers, much less that there was a database app for them.

Old article but still interesting: Five low-profile startups that could change the face of big data.

Search Engine Land takes a look at Volunia.

Vimeo has added Creative Commons browse and search capabilities.

Code Hero sounds like a great Kickstarter project.

Wondering about Pinterest? Here’s a 57-slide deck. Need an invite? Send me your e-mail address and I’ll send you one.

Handy: Five easy ways to find cheap gas. Good morning, Internet…

About Tara Calishain

Covering the world of search engines, databases, and other online information collections since 1996.

Posted on February 19, 2012, in morningbuzz. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. hi tara, would be very nice if you could invite me to pinterest :)
    thanks a lot!

    best wishes from berlin, germany
    stefan

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