Oil, London, Literary Journals, More: Afternoon Buzz, July 18, 2014

Following in the footsteps of Twitter bots that track changes by Congress and the House of Commons in Canada, now there’s @oiledits, that tracks changes to Wikipedia made by IP addresses associated with oil companies. The IP ranges tracked by the bot are available here.

Genealogists! Creating an ancestor timeline on Pinterest.

Google Maps now offers 3-D imagery of London. “Using 45-degree aerial imagery, Google has updated its digital representation of London with 3D buildings you can pan, zoom, tilt and rotate at will.”

More Google: it released its second quarter results yesterday. Good grief. “The search engine behemoth reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $6.08 on revenues of $15.96 billion including traffic acquisition costs (TAC).” Behemoth is right.

FamilySearch has added another set of records. “Notable collection updates include the 148,960 images from the England, Durham, Diocese of Durham Original Wills, 1650–1857, collection; the 91,952 indexed records from the South Africa, Cape Province, Civil Deaths, 1895–1972, collection; and the 804,247 indexed records and images from U.S., Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878–1922, 1959–1994, collection.”

Bing is going to start honoring “the right to be forgotten” in the EU as well.

Coming July 30th: the Rookery, a digital archive for defunct literary journals. “Scheduled to launch July 30, the Rookery will not simply acquire and archive content; it will host shuttered magazines in as close to their original form as possible—including design, art, layout, and navigation—so that by clicking a link on the Literary Orphans website, a reader can experience a magazine the way its editors intended, rather than merely glimpsing its text-only ghost.”

30-second video tip: How to take a screen grab on a Chromebook.

The FCC has gotten over one million comments on net neutrality. You have until the end of the day to comment. Good afternoon, Internet…

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