Judges, Yahoo, Google, Genealogy, Instagram, More: Morning Buzz, August 6, 2012

Interesting stats: judges using Facebook and Twitter.

I suppose better late than never, but HURRY UP. From GCN: “After a two-year delay and additional millions of dollars in costs, the General Services Administration finally has a new online database that will create a one-stop shop for the public to search for information about government contractors and grantees, according to Nextgov.”

A Yahoo user has sued the company over the recent password leak.

A quick roundup of changes Google is making.

Ancestry.com has completely indexed the US Census.

What a great idea for a Webinar! Instagram for genealogists.

More Instagram: very cool service, hat tip to Crave: ThisIsNow. Watch real-time streams of Instagram photos from one of five locations around the world. Watch London — great Olympics photos.

The Kennedy Space Center, now with Street View! Nifty.

Congratulations to Curiosity for a successful landing! Larry Ferlazzo has a list of the best sites for learning about this Mars rover. Good morning, Internet…

About Tara Calishain

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

Posted on August 6, 2012, in morningbuzz and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Disconcerting that, to have “full” functionality of the GSA’s SAM (System for Award Management) re: contractors, users have to create an account: “You only need your personal information to create an account on SAM.” Why?? And will become another hack-in risk.

  2. Disconcerting that, to have “full” functionality of the GSA’s SAM (System for Award Management), users have to create an account. Why?? And each account becomes then at risk for a hacking attempt.

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