Craigslist, Flooding, Medieval Maps, More: Monday Buzz, March 17, 2014

Yesterday I mentioned a paper that examined Craigslist’s role in crippling the newspaper industry. I also mentioned the paper cost money to access. But because I have THE MOST BRILLIANT READERS ON THE PLANET, I can share how to get it for free. Joe L. pointed out the paper’s available at http://www.gc.cuny.edu/CUNY_GC/media/CUNY-Graduate-Center/PDF/Programs/Economics/Course%20Schedules/Seminar%20Sp.2013/seamans_zhu_craigslist(1).pdf . Oxa found the paper at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1694622 , as did Glenn Mercer. I gave up too quickly and y’all schooled me. Thank you!

Are you tech support for your family? Better (or worse) yet, are you REMOTE tech support for your family? Do you get answers like, “PC,” “Firefox,” and “I don’t know,” when you ask which OS they’re running? You may find this Web site useful when trying to determine if they’re at risk for Windows XP’s upcoming end of support.

The most exploited and attacked browser at Pwn2own 2014 was… Firefox.

Larry Ferlazzo continues to populate his Ukraine resource list.

The Red Cross has released a new flood information app (press release). “This free app gives iPhone, iPad and Android smart phone users instant access to local and real-time information, so they know what to do before, during and after a flood. The content is available in English and Spanish based on the user’s language settings on their mobile device. The app includes location-based, audible NOAA flood and flash flood watches and warnings – even if the app is closed.”

More Twitter-as-news-outlet: How Twitter confirmed the explosion in Harlem before the news did.

Useful for the teachers out there? iPad screencasting apps for schools.

The British Library has launched a medieval maps project called Virtual Mappa. “High-resolution images of these maps will be available online for public use, with transcribed and translated text, notes, links to outside resources and other tools for understanding these marvellous mappaemundi.”

The Library Company of Philadelphia has joined Flickr Commons. “The Library Company is an independent research library specializing in American history and culture from the 17th through the 19th centuries. Open to the public free of charge, the Library Company houses an extensive non-circulating collection of rare books, manuscripts, broadsides, ephemera, prints, photographs, and works of art.”

Hat tip to Dick Eastman to this pointer about a very nice book photography stand. Good morning, Internet, and happy Saint Patrick’s Day…

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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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