Pope, Yahoo, Smokies, Facebook, Gizmodo, INVASIVE ANT SPECIES, More: Monday Night Pope-Ant Buzz, December 3, 2012

Here’s the skinny on the Pope’s new Twitter account.

Yahoo has released its year in review for searches. Number one search of 2012? Election. Of course.

The University of Tennessee Library has launched a new Database of the Smokies, an online bibliography (free) of Smoky Mountains material published since 1934. “The database contains searchable records of books, scholarly and popular journal articles, government and scientific reports, theses and dissertations, maps, digitized photographs, and travel guides. Wherever copyright restrictions permit, citations are linked to scanned copies of the published item.”

This is a little outside ResearchBuzz, but I found it a wonderful read/listen. It’s an online archive/study of British street sellers, or as the site refers to them, “market grafters,” between 1984 and 1994. Find it here. Completely fascinating.

PC World has a slide show with top browser add-ons, some of which are even for browsers besides Chrome. And may I just say: I LOVE Pocket. LOVE Pocket. LOVE LOVE LOVE Pocket. IFTTT+Pocket = Happy Nerdwoman.

Facebook is apparently having a cover photo crackdown. I was wondering about this after reading the terms of service, seeing that they made clear that promotional stuff was not allowed, and then noting that tons of people were doing promos in their covers anyway.

Gizmodo gives a big hint to power Gmail users. I knew about this, but thought everybody else did too… :-/

This is interesting — Learning languges via Google Hangouts. “Since launching earlier this year, Verbling has focused exclusively on English and Spanish, but today the company is adding support for nine new languages, including Italian, French, German, Mandarin, Japanese, Hebrew, Portuguese, Arabic, and Russian, bringing the total to eleven.”

Amazon and Google have both announced price drops to their cloud storage services.

I bet you woke up this morning and thought, “You know, I would really like an online resource to help me identify invasive ant species.” Well,
here you go. ” Antkey … includes more than 1,150 images and 70 video clips to help users determine an ant’s identity from more than 100 invasive and commonly introduced global species.” Good evening, Internet…

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