IFTTT, Pokemon, Princeton, More: Monday Buzz, October 14, 2013

MakeUseOf has released an ultimate IFTTT Guide.

You have probably read about Facebook’s decision to remove the option that users cannot be unsearchable by name. The article in TechCrunch shows a screenshot where a Facebook message says the setting “wasn’t as useful as it was before.” I think a better option would have been to leave the feature and explain it better.

The state of Florida has a new online database that allows users to check for sex offenders on college/university campuses.

Wolfram|Alpha, which I’m starting to really love just for its sheer weirdness, has added Pokemon data to its search engine.

More Wolfram|Alpha, this article: What is it and why might genealogists care?. From Genealogy.org.

New game! Guess which celebrity will tweet the most on Twitter.

More Twitter: 8 Creative Uses from Mashable.

Google’s Slides product has a couple of new features.

Now available: a database of “disease genes” paired with the drugs that target those genes. “The database, which took several years to develop, is publicly available and free to use. It includes more than 14,000 drug-gene interactions involving 2,600 genes and 6,300 drugs that target those genes. Another 6,700 genes are in the database because they potentially could be targeted with future drugs.”

Princeton University has started an online database of senior theses. Starting with the class of 2013, senior theses will be archived online and made available for free.

And on today’s Me: (Tries to Work), my brain explains to me about medium duty forks. Good morning, Internet…

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About Tara Calishain

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

Posted on October 14, 2013, in morningbuzz. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Your IFTTT link is broken.

  2. The first link, the IFTTT one, formatted wrong so is broken.

  3. The makeuseof link is missing an “http.”

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