Twitter, Bing, Indiana, Africa, Hemingway, More: Morning Buzz, May 14, 2012

Have you heard about Bing’s upcoming changes to its search page? here’s an overview. I kind of vaguely like the idea of seeing what my LinkedIn contacts like…

Twitter has updated its mobile site.

A new database to monitor Africa investments: “United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) has launched an online database to track the volume of investments into various parts of Africa and the reasons behind the trends. The database will enable investors to map out which countries are getting high foreign investments and why and which sectors of every country are the most attractive.”

The Toronto Star has launched a digital archive of Ernest Hemingway columns.

Wants to see how animals and plants are distributed around the world? Map of Life. “The demonstration version allows users to map the known global distribution of almost 25,000 species of terrestrial vertebrate animals, including mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and North American freshwater fish.”

A new Web site for information about the brain — BrainFacts.org.

Look at you, St. Louis Fed, making with the digital archives!

The state of Indiana has launched a new online tool for finding child care options.

So there’s this guy, Brian Ellis, and he’s putting together what sounds like an amazing Audobon site. “The website contains biographical information and time lines regarding Audubon, who lived between 1785 and 1851. Research papers about Audubon, authored by college professors, are posted.” Ellis apparently performs as John Audubon. Some pictures on the site.

Hey, the Colorado music scene has a digital archive! Good morning, Internet…

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