Stack Exchange, Ben Jonson, WordPress, More: Friday Afternoon Buzz, January 24, 2014

The Stack Exchange Data Dump is now hosted by the Internet Archive. “All community-contributed content on Stack Exchange is licensed under the Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0 license. As part of our commitment to that, we release a quarterly dump of all user-contributed data (after carefully sanitizing it to protect user private data, of course). Each site can be downloaded individually, and includes an archive with Posts, Users, Votes, Comments, Badges, PostHistory, and PostLinks (new). “

Protip: Using Google Calendar? Don’t use e-mail addresses in the entries. Google may add that address to the event. According to the blog post I’ve linked to, Google does not consider this a privacy issue.

Cambridge University Press is going to launch a Ben Jonson archive. “A selection” of the content will be freely available.

Now available: a database that tracks Bitcoin tech startups. “The online database, organized by Joel Enquist and Ludvig Oberg, two Swedish venture capital investors, is an open source platform and encourages contributions with the goal of developing a community of Bitcoin entrepreneurs.”

WordPress 3.8.1 Release Candidate 1 is now available.

Research: How people shorten words on Twitter. Can I confess something? It drives me nuts when people use u for you in text messages. I always think I’m texting Prince.

Facebook has responded to the research claiming that it’s going to lose 80% of its users. Basically it’s a spinning ninja kick with graphs. Good afternoon, 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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