Facebook, NSA, Bing, More: Saturday Buzz, June 28, 2014

According to an article in A.V. Club, Facebook tinkered with users’ feeds for a giant psychology experiment.

Mashable breaks down the World Cup numbers.

Wait a minute. The NSA did a transparency report? Based on this TechCrunch article I would say it’s more of an opaquity report.

The Philippines now has an online library locator.

What did Lance Armstrong’s drug scandal have to do with Twitter? University of Louisville researchers tried to figure it out.

Microsoft will no longer be sending security notifications by e-mail. Big thanks to Mike G., who forwarded the — uh, e-mail — he got about this. “Readers of Shavlik’s Patchmanagement.org list-serve are pointing to a new Canadian antispam law that takes effect on July 1 as the cause. The law, described here and here, is aimed at curbing unsolicited e-mails. It prohibits the sending of electronic mail to recipients unless they have consented to receiving it.” Microsoft is offering RSS feeds as an alternative.

Bing has updated its search to make Twitter content easier to find. “With Bing’s latest round of new Twitter-related search features, users now can perform hashtag searches to find topics trending on the social media platform, as well as search for specific Twitter handles and celebrity-related tweets.”

Are social search engines back? The International Business Times has an article on startup ttwick.

The Library of Congress has a cool story about the Georgetown Law Library’s project to digitize early legal dictionaries. Good morning, Internet…

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Posted on June 28, 2014, in morningbuzz and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I think the word you were looking for was “opacity”.

  2. “opaque transparency” = as funny as a lead balloon

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