Olympics, Persian Manuscripts, Snapchat, More: Sunday Buzz, February 8, 2014

Olympics: Larry Ferlazzo continues to update his Winter Olympics resource list.

More Olympics: Wolfram|Alpha has a ton of Olympics data.

The British Library has created a digital archive of over 15,000 images of Persian manuscripts. These are gorgeous. “The manuscripts were selected for their historical, literary and artistic importance and form part of a three year project to provide digital records of our Persian manuscript collection and images of 50 manuscripts.”

More British Library: The British Library has a new research project for its archived Web — BUDDAH. (Big UK Domain Data for the Arts and Humanities). “BUDDAH aims to transform the way in which researchers in the arts and humanities engage with the archived web, focusing on data derived from the UK web domain crawl for the period 1996-2013.”

Trivandrum Museum’s collection is going online. “When completed, the capital’s museum will arguably be one of the first in the country to have a vast virtual inventory. Be it the collection of ancient coins and bronze statuettes inside the Napier Museum or the original artwork by masters such as Raja Ravi Varma and Nicholas Roerich, every single artefact is being photographed from all angles and these images will be consequently uploaded to form an online database of the Museum’s riches.”

Want to edit your Facebook “look back” video? Here’s how.

Eww. A Snapchat vulnerability could lead to your phone being DDoS’d.

More Eww: Twitter users post 10,000 racial slurs per day? Yuck. The good news is that up to 70% of them may be being used in a “non-derogatory” fashion.

Yes, Bing has got the Olympics knowledge, but it’s already putting together a guide to the Oscars as well. 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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