Seward, Smoothies, Wikipedia, More: Sunday Morning Buzz, February 16, 2014

A digital archive for William Henry Seward is going online. “The user-friendly online archive, a free public website for research and educational use, will provide access to photographs, diaries, letters, and other papers from the family of William Henry Seward (1801-1872), a noted trial attorney, governor of New York, U.S. Senator, and secretary of state under presidents Lincoln and Johnson.”

Yahoo’s long game? Contextual search, apparently. They better hurry up.

Snapchat gets hacked, people get pictures of smoothies. Mmmkay.

Security: this week had a big Patch Tuesday.

MIT Technology Review takes a look at Wikipedia’s editing bots.

The University of Arkansas system has launched a patents database.

USA Today has an article on online exhibits for Black History Month.

Interesting: How to use Google Maps offline. And I’m going to recommend reading the comments for once, interesting follow-ups.

Popular RSS Feed Reader The Old Reader now has a premium option. “The Old Reader Premium will cost $3 per month or $30 per year, although there is a two-week promotional price (up to 5,000 accounts) of $2 per month or $20 per year for a minimum of the next two years.” Apparently if you have over 100 feeds you have to get the premium subscription, which is good for up to 500 feeds. I have moved everything entirely to Digg Reader and I love it. NewsBlur probably would have been fine if I had had fewer feeds, but Digg handles my ridiculous number of feeds with absolute aplomb.

VentureBeat had an interesting story about Curious, an online teaching marketplace. 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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