Fair Use, Facebook, IFTTT, More: Thursday Morning Buzz, May 1, 2014


Bing took a look at the earliest and latest risers based on Bing usage data. “The earliest city to rise is San Francisco, reaching 50% of Bing traffic at 6:43AM and on the other side of the country is the latest, New York City, which achieves 50% of peak traffic on Bing 43 minutes later at 7:32AM.”

Fast Company breaks down Twitter’s earnings. “Beating analyst expectations, Twitter reported a $132.4 million loss in the first quarter on $250.5 million in revenue. The company’s shares fell more than 10% in after-hours trading.”

From PC World: 16 powerful browser extensions that bend the web to your will. This is a slide show, just FYI.

How Facebook predicts who you know — using old Yahoo code!

Inc. takes a look at how the Inc 500 are doing on Twitter.

From Pocketnow: 10 of the best IFTTT recipes for mobile users.

And in our “more security stuff to think about” department, there’s vishing. “The bank’s customers had received text messages claiming their debit cards had been deactivated and instructing them to call a phone number. An IVR (Interactive Voice Response) system set up at that number asked callers to input their debit card and PIN numbers in order to reactivate the cards, John LaCour, the founder and CEO of PhishLabs said Tuesday in a blog post.”

More security: Microsoft has a workaround for the latest IE security vulnerability.

Did you know you could nominate entries to the National Recording Registry?

MIT Libraries has launched an online “Fair Use Quiz” for students. This is not an MIT-only resource; looks like anyone on the Web can take it. Interesting blend of slide show and quiz.

Genealogy: has added millions of Quaker records.

The New York Public Library is teaming up with Coursera. “The New York Public Library (NYPL) announced today a partnership with Coursera, one of the leading providers of free online education, to support their curriculum of online courses through their Learning Hubs program. Several branches will provide users with weekly in-person class discussions with trained facilitators, in addition to internet and wi-fi access.” Good morning, Internet…

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