Yearbooks, Flu, Surveys, Google, More: Morning Buzz, October 4, 2012

Kansas State University has put its yearbooks online. The yearbooks cover 1926 – 2009.

The University of Michigan Center for the History of Medicine has launched The American Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919: A Digital Encyclopedia, a digital archive covering the 1918-1919 influenza epidemic in the United States. It currently has over 16,000 digitized documents.

MIT’s Technology Review takes a look at why Facebook’s search engine won’t be like Google’s. I think they could be complementary. Facebook’s tech won’t replace Google’s — but it may be the innovation that finally makes general searchable subject indexes completely irrelevant.

There is a new online archive available devoted to Oscar Wilde’s visits to America. Announcement here.

Ancestry has acquired memorials/photographs site 1000memories.

Twitter is branching out into surveys. Hey Twitter, do a survey about what we think of your new API terms of service.

Facebook is launching a new service where regular members (as opposed to fan pages) can spend $7 to promote their posts to their friends. I am totally down with spending $7 so more of my friends see my amusing cat stories and complaints about the state of desktop e-mail clients. Not.

Google has rolled out yet another Panda update.

Google has also launched a new site to showcase the power of the Google Maps API.

Interesting infographic: What issues are voters searching on? Good morning, Internet….

Categories: morningbuzz

1 reply »

  1. This comment is about the “state of desktop email clients” for Research Buzz personally. I was a Thunderbird user for years but was not very happy with it. When the news came that it was no longer being supported, I started thinking about alternatives. The answer fell into my lap when I signed on for the Microsoft Office 2013 Preview, which is a very nice package of programs. Anyway, Outlook was part of the package and a program I had never used before, so I set it up as my email program and, after about a month of use, give.or take, I am more than happy with it. This is NOT I’m talking about. It behaves very well and has plenty of nice features. As with any program, it has its quirks but they are small and quite tolerable. It works better for me than Thunderbird ever did. My biggest gripe is that I haven’t figured out a way to bring all my saved emails into Outlook easily. It’s not that big a deal but I’m not Research Buzz.. All I’m saying is that it might be something to try. I haven’t looked at so I can’t say how similar or different they are nor do I have experience with previous incarnations of Outlook. If you’ve tried it, tell me what you don’t like or like and if you know how to get my Thunderbird data into Outlook, I’d very much appreciate that.

Leave a Reply