Google, Images, Swearing, More: Friday Morning Buzz, February 21, 2014

Having some trouble with your Chromecast? Google has opened an official support forum.

Because I see this over and over again and it drives nuts: Eight ways to get LEGAL images for your blog posts. It’s not hard!

Are you still using IE? If so, heed this security warning: “Microsoft has issued a warning regarding another unpatched zero-day vulnerability in its Internet Explorer 9 and 10 browsers, which can allow for arbitrary code execution simply through visiting a malicious webpage.”

Okay, they’re not ghosts. From Lifehacker: 15+ Awesome Google+ Tricks You Might Not Know About.

More Google: more users in southern and eastern Europe can now edit Google Maps.

More More Google: it is now easier to search by size in GMail.

LinkedIn is opening its blog publishing platform to everyone. In case you were just dying to publish things on LinkedIn.

FamilySearch has added another 4.5+ million records. “Notable collection updates include the 1,165,725 indexed records from the U.S., West Virginia Marriages, 1780–1970, collection; the 469,903 images from the Ghana Census, 1984; and the 415,997 indexed records from the United States Census, 1860.”

A new crowdfunding solution is open source and accepts Bitcoin. “The CrowdtiltOpen feature list is huge: It supports Bitcoin payments, recurring billing, analytics integration, and all sorts of customization options. Registered non-profits can use it to produce tax-deductible receipts for crowdfunded donations. Entrepreneurs can easily turn a campaign that’s hit its funding target into an e-commerce landing page, like the Beep campaign, which reached its goal after an hour or two.”

Because SCIENCE! Research into how we swear on Twitter. (Warning: lots of bad words. Of course.) 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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