LinkedIn, Colorado, Google, More: Thursday Morning Buzz, January 16, 2014

LinkedIn has added a database of volunteer opportunities.

The ALA has weighed in on the recent net neutrality ruling. They’re “extremely disappointed.” I know as an organization they have to remain professional, but one day I’d love to read a press release that starts, “The ALA received word of the court decision on net neutrality, and after everyone in the office stopped throwing things…”

I know I complain about Java security alerts a lot, so just for a change of pace here’s a Blackberry security advisory.

Hey! Google has released its first plugin for WordPress publishers. It’s in beta.

Apparently a bunch of Google+ Local listings got hijacked. It is way too easy to disrupt one of these listings — there needs to be more protection here.

Now available in Washington DC — a new database of performers. “The site officially launches this week, but in the first month that it’s been functional, more than 200 performers have created profiles, listing everything from their musical skills to whether or not they have visible tattoos.”

Robert L wrote in to tell me about Colorado Session Laws, which apparently launched on January 8. Currently the collection has Territorial Session Laws from 1861 to 1876, but Robert tells me that eventually all session laws through 1992 will be uploaded. He also adds, “Researchers can locate laws by year and chapter or page number, or do more advanced searching looking through the title of legislation or the subject index. Full text searching is also available.” Thanks Robert, and 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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