IFTTT, Google Glass, Kansas, Fishing, More: Afternoon Buzz, November 29, 2013
IFTTT has added a Facebook Groups channel.
If you’re looking for some Google Glass, there’s apparently plenty of places to find one for sale online.
Opinion: YouTube needs a GIF creator. I can dig it. Also, Facebook needs to be able to natively display GIFs.
YouTube’s commenting system went to Google+ and all I got was this lousy t-shirt and a huge mess. “As security researcher Graham Cluley explains today, YouTube may have been home to ‘some of the most unpleasant, purile and single-braincelled comments in the universe’ but it never before had a problem with link spam, because the older commenting system prevented users from leaving messages which included clickable links. But that changed when Google+ comments arrived.” Bonus points for purile.
The state of Tennessee has launched a new feature allowing residents to download their driving records.
More states! The state of Kansas has launched a mobile version of its criminal history records search.
Researchers are alleging that Persian Gulf countries are actually catching more fish than they’re reporting. How did they come to this conclusion? Using Google Earth. “Researchers Dalal Al-Abdulrazzak and Daniel Pauly estimated the fish catch in 2005, for instance, was 31,433 tonnes, six times what nations bordering the Persian Gulf reported.”
Coming soon – the PubMed Commons!
From MacWorld: 16 Secrets of Google Drive. The current thing about Google Drive which is driving me crazy: you can’t upload images into Google Spreadsheet cells. (into the sheet itself, yes. Into specific cells, no.) Good afternoon, Internet…
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