Facebook, Tweetchats, MP3, More: Thursday Morning Buzz, January 9, 2014

Kickstarter has released its 2013 stats and they are impressive! “Kickstarter said 2013 saw three million people pledging $480 million to projects being pitched on its website.”

More stats: DuckDuckGo saw over a billion searches in 2013. (Check out the graph with this article.)

The Huffington Post and the Berggruen Institute have teamed up to launch a new publication. “The Huffington Post ( and the Berggruen Institute on Governance ( today announce the creation of THEWORLDPOST, a new online publication that will bring together an unparalleled group of contributors from diverse countries, backgrounds, and perspectives.” (Press release – can’t you tell?)

Yahoo has enabled default https encryption for Yahoo Mail.

I never thought about finding audiobooks on YouTube. (Thanks to Michael for the pointer.)

You remember that tweetchat on copyright for educators I mentioned earlier? It has been archived and is now available online.

More records from FamilySearch: “Notable collection updates include the 65,593,352 indexed records from the new England and Wales, Birth Index, 1800–1920, collection, the 35,117,915 indexed records from the new England and Wales, Marriage Index, 1800–1920, collection, and the 40,618,506 indexed records from the new England and Wales, Death Index 1800–1920, collection.”

More fun from How-To Geek: How to create MP3 files from Wikipedia articles.

TheNextWeb takes a look at a new browser-based transcription tool called oTranscribe.

Socially Stacked has a PDF available that shows Facebook page dimensions and information. You don’t have to register for anything to download it. Very useful if you’re working on a fan page. Good morning, Internet…

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