USDA, Watches, Crocodiles, More: Friday Morning Buzz, December 20, 2013

Wow! You can get Bitcoin exchange rates on Yandex.

The USDA has launched an online resource center for information about organic farming and the programs it offers to support organic farming.

The Pebble Smartwatch is getting an app store.

Google wants to help you go caroling.

Alerts tool Mention has gotten integration with Buffer. I use both tools and like them both.

Facebook is rolling out video ads. I haven’t seen any yet…

Time for Remembrance is a Web site devoted to watches and time pieces that are in some way associated with war. Very niche. The archive creator is looking for contributions. The news story I linked to does not have a site address that I can find, so I’ll provide it here: http://www.timeforremembrance.com/.

Speaking of niche archives, check out this database of crocodile attacks. “It details every recorded attack that has resulted in death or injury in the past 150 years.”

Google has released its annual Year-End Zeitgeist.

From PC World (WARNING: PC World) – How to archive files so they’ll stay around for years.

Larry Ferlazzo has a brief mention of a new site from the National Archives — Records of Rights — about American citizens and their rights.

Dick Eastman has a quick article on using misspellings to find bargains on eBay. Good reminder that misspellings can come in handy.

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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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