Music, Reddit, Facebook, More: Fat Friday Buzz, April 11, 2014

Twitter isn’t happy just rolling out a design to look more like Facebook, it wants to act more like Facebook too – with bunches of new ads.

The Tate has launched a digital archive of Audio Arts magazine. This magazine was actually distributed on cassette. “The uniquely formatted magazine collected more than 1,640 interviews with artists, critics, and other art world illuminati including Marina Abramovic, Carl Andre, Joseph Beuys, Daniel Buren, John Cage, Tacita Dean, Sarah Lucas, Nancy Spero, and Rachel Whiteread, among many others.”

Reddit has started showing trending subreddits. That could be a fun exploration tool…

The British Library has begun a big Hebrew manuscript digitizing push with an initial 45 manuscripts. “With the Jewish Passover approaching, we are also thrilled to launch digitally the Golden Haggadah (Add. 27210), one of the finest surviving Haggdah manuscripts from medieval Spain and the British Library’s most famous Hebraic treasure.”

Facebook is cracking down on newsfeed spam. “Today we are announcing a series of improvements to News Feed to reduce stories that people frequently tell us are spammy and that they don’t want to see. Many of these stories are published by Pages that deliberately try and game News Feed to get more distribution than they normally would. Our update targets three broad categories of this type of feed spam behavior.” I would like to think that this means that non-spammy Facebook pages will get more distribution, but I’m not holding my breath.

Want to buy Google Glass? You’ll have your chance… for one day only…. next week!

The 2014 selections for the National Recording Registry have been released. And it includes… the THEME FROM SHAFT! Can you dig it?

The Connecticut Digital Archive now contains photographs from the New Haven Railroad Glass Negatives Collection. “There are 148 photographs of New Haven Railroad cars — baggage, parlor, dining, sleeping and coaches — from the early 1900s. Many of the exterior views of the cars are accompanied by an interior view, like the photograph above of parlor car 2153.”

Welp, support for Windows XP has officially expired. If you insist on still running it, here are some hints to make it safer.

And if you did switch, but you’re finding yourself bereft, here’s a nice article on running XP programs with Linux Mint and Crossover.

The temples of Angkor are now on Google Street View. Or temple view.

Could be useful! 10 Free Project Management Applications.

And here’s some Friday fun for you: iconic album cover locations in Google Street View. Good morning, Internet…

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