Twitter, Maps, Law School Deans, More – Thursday Morning Buzz, September 26, 2013

Twitter has launched a new feature that allows you to opt-in to emergency notifications. “If you sign up to receive an account’s Twitter Alerts, you will receive a notification directly to your phone whenever that account marks a Tweet as an alert. Notifications are delivered via SMS, and if you use Twitter for iPhone or Twitter for Android, you’ll also receive a push notification.” I like the opt-in part.

Hat tip to Matt for the pointer to Animaps — a free tool to make animated maps. Looks serious fun!

Now that’s specific. A database of law school deans is now available.

Google has added support for hashtag search — but only for Google+ content.

More Google: it is experimentally asking users to rank search results. I got this from Google Operating System, which runs on Blogspot, and it looks like the comments are Google+ based now?

More More Google: it has announced a Tech Hub network. Nice to see some love for us nerds on the east coast…

Wow, a Tumblr used in an argument in a Supreme Court brief. I can’t even wrap my head around that.

Future versions of Firefox will deactivate most plugins by default. Good.

How-To Geek has a great overview of Linux LiveCDs. They’re great for doing online banking.

People do everything with Tweets – including mapping London’s skyline. Good morning, Internet…

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About Tara Calishain

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

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