Morning Buzz — June 24, 2010

From the Chronicle of Higher Education: The Center for Social Media has released a new guide to using copyrighted works (under the aegis of Fair Use.

Yale has gotten an NEH grant to digitize original documents on Native Americans in New England.

CNET takes a look at Four major holes in Google Voice.

The State of California has a new mobile app for fishing information.

YouTube has won its case against Viacom.

Is Facebook going to start its own location-based service?

The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation has launched an online museum. You can visit it at

Wild! Now you can hook your Aviary account up to your SoundCloud account.

New UNESCO database — “The new ‘Critical Site Network (CSN)’ Tool ( provides comprehensive information on 294 waterbird species from 3,020 sites bringing together information held in four databases used for international waterbird and wetland conservation.”

I hope we’re going to see more of these: Google has started a news site specifically focused on advertising. Hey Google, how about a media buying subcategory?

Your morning craziness, courtesy a Yale press release about how the sense of touch could impact how you think: “Interviewers holding a heavy clipboard, compared to a light one, thought job applicants took their work more seriously. Subjects who read a passage about an interaction between two people were more likely to characterize it as adversarial if they had first handled rough jigsaw puzzle pieces, compared to smooth ones. And people sitting in hard, cushionless chairs were less willing to compromise in price negotiations than people who sat in soft, comfortable chairs.” Quick, what are you sitting on? Good morning, Internet…

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