WELL, Twitter (and Cool Tool), Google, More: Afternoon Buzz, September 22, 2012

The WELL has been sold — to itself. So happy to hear this.

From TechCrunch: Twitter might let you download your own tweets by the end of the year?

Kids.gov has been redesigned. “Enjoy exploring all that Kids.gov has to offer, including the following examples: How to Become President of the United States…” If I had been able to get on Reddit while Barack Obama was answering questions, that’s what I was going to ask him: why do you even want to be President, anyway? It seems like a terrible job.

DearMYRTLE did a webinar on using Find A Grave, and has made it available online. It’s a video and about 90 minutes long.

Is there a possible reprieve on the horizon for the Georgia state archives? Sort of. Maybe. Read the story.

Google has released the Google Civic Information API. “The API enables you to look up comprehensive voting information for an individual U.S. address, including polling place, early vote sites, contests, and local election official contact information.”

There’s a new online and offline exhibit from the Library of Congress. “Down to Earth: Herblock and Photographers Observe the Environment.”

I had not heard of the tool SearchHash, that lets you download tweets based on a hashtag. It has limits because of what Twitter offers, but how awesome to be able to download up to 1500 tweets based on a particular hashtag! Thanks Joyce! Good afternoon, Internet…

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