Twitter, Instapaper, Wayback Machine, More: Saturday Morning Buzz, May 10, 2014

UGA Study: celebrities on Twitter can be credible brand endorsers. “Celebrities with a high number of Twitter followers and who are perceived positively in the public eye have the potential to be credible and influential brand endorsers, according to research by Joe Phua, an assistant professor of advertising in the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.”

Using Google Glass in a warehouse. Very sensible.

Google has launched a new tool for Google Apps for Education: Classroom. “It helps teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and communicate with their classes with ease. Classroom is based on the principle that educational tools should be simple and easy to use, and is designed to give teachers more time to teach and students more time to learn.”

TechCrunch covers a new text and chatting service — Twoople. “It’s really simple to get started with Twoople: you just sign up on the website and create your personalized URL (e.g. Then you share the address however you wish – the same way you’d share your phone number or email. Those who want to chat with you don’t have to create an account, however. They can just go to the URL and start chatting.”

Instapaper is getting some tweaks and upgrades. I use Paper more but these look like some nice changes.

Congratulations to the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine for indexing FOUR HUNDRED BILLION URLs!

Uh-oh: Bitly got hacked.

Uh-oh part II: Are we going to get an established legal precendent that APIs are copyrightable?

Facebook has gotten rid of its Poke app, but you can still Poke people on Facebook.

Zillow has added a new tool to forecast home values over the next year. “Zillow creates the forecast by combining home details, including the square footage, and number of bedrooms and bathrooms, with local economic and housing data, including the supply of homes for sale, percentage of delinquent loans, population growth, income growth and unemployment. It updates the forecasts monthly.”

You’ve seen all the posts about the best times to post on social media. Now here’s an article about the best times NOT to post on social media.

Google has rolled out several upgrades for its Maps app. “Google Maps is rolling out a number of new features for its iPhone and Android app today, including an integration with Uber, the transportation company that connects people in need of a ride with available drivers.” Good morning, Internet…

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