Google, Twitter, Old Newspapers, Movies, More: Morning Buzz, July 15, 2012
Another local newspaper is getting digitized. This time it’s the Randolph Herald (MA).
Today’s hack: BILLABONG! In plaintext again too. What kind of giant companies store passwords in plaintext? I mean besides stupid ones….
Google Operating System has some handy hints for finding public Google Docs files.
A search engine for really old tweets. “That means tweet IDs 1 to 20,000,000, to be exact, which occurred during parts of 2006 and 2007.” I think 20 million tweets would cover about — what? 90 minutes nowadays? #TwittergotBIG
Google Translate is adding example sentences. “To try out the feature, simply type a few words in the left-hand text box of Google Translate, and then click on the example sentence icon…”
Interesting Web app for friends to help each other to find movies to watch. Sounds intriguing but I’d wreck it for you; I like Hollywood movies pre-1950 and Kung Fu movies. And the exceptions to those two extremes are usually movies like I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK. If your movie tastes are less weird than mine, check it out, and good morning, Internet…