Laws, Facebook, IFTTT, More: Wednesday Morning Buzz, May 21, 2014

Now available: a new archive focused on Japanese-American internment during World War II. “The Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study Digital Archive is based on interdisciplinary academic research conducted by trained observers reporting from “war relocation centers.” The collection includes nearly 100,000 original manuscript items — among them personal narratives never before made public, due to restrictions on their release designed to protect individual internees who shared their experiences.”

From the Library of Congress: searching for current Japanese laws and regulations.

I am very happy! Nuzzel, which is wonderful tool for reading all the cool links your friends put in their Twitter and Facebook feeds, now has an iOS app in addition to a Web app. It’s free. Y’all, I can’t say enough good about Nuzzel. I would still be depressed over the demise of Undrip if it weren’t for Nuzzel. If you’re constantly wondering how you’re going to keep up with all the wonderful content in your social media feeds, look no further. It’s lovely.

Creative Commons has announced the launch of the Open Policy Network. “The Open Policy Network, or OPN for short, is a coalition of organizations and individuals working to support the creation, adoption, and implementation of policies that require that publicly funded resources are openly licensed resources. The website of the Open Policy Network is http://openpolicynetwork.org.”

Want to put a mood ring on a whole continent and see how it’s feeling? Check out We Feel. “The tool will help researchers understand how people’s emotions fluctuate over time due to changes in social, economic and environmental factors such as weather, time of day, news of a natural disaster or announcements about the economy.” It uses Twitter.

Is Facebook developing its own Snapchat?

IFTTT has launched an e-mail digest channel. “The new Email Digest Channel collects the content you care about and delivers it on a daily or weekly basis.”

Autodesk has announced it own open source 3-D printer and platform. “Autodesk announced today that the company will release its own 3D printer with its new open software platform called Spark, in an attempt to set a ‘new benchmark for the 3D printing user experience.’”

There’s a new search engine for users in India — Motherpipe. 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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