Morning Buzz — October 1, 2010

Google Street View is now available all over the world!, now in YouTube channel flavor.

Um, eek: “ has launched a free service that allows users to store messages to be released after their confirmed death.”

Using Twitter to predict flu outbreaks.

From London SE1: London South Bank University has launched an online catalogue of its archive, offering public access to dozens of images dating back to the foundation of the Borough Polytechnic Institute in 1892.. I looked at the picture of the Duke of York at the bakery, saw one of the ladies in the background, and said out loud, “Holy Cow! It’s Nanny Ogg!”

A new image format for the Web? Something new from the Google Code Blog: “… We are releasing a developer preview of a new image format, WebP, that promises to significantly reduce the byte size of photos on the web, allowing web sites to load faster than before.”

Scientific American: World’s Largest Collection of Astronomical Photographic Plates Is (Slowly) Going Digital. Good morning, Internet…

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