Greek Manuscripts, Downtown Atlanta, Craigslist, More: Big Buzz, September 9th, 2014

Want to keep up with the big Apple news today? Yahoo’s got you covered.

Google has launched the School of YouTube. “The School of YouTube will see many of your favorite YouTube stars learn or teach something new. From figure-skating to salsa dancing, baking a cake to landing a plane, you’ll be able to watch a whole range of weird and wonderful lessons during the week of September 8 to 12.”

The British Library has put another 44 Greek manuscripts online.

Speaking of British, FamilySearch is doing a free Webinar for British Isles research.

From Greenbot, for all your returning students: manage your school day with Google Now.

It’s amazing and a bit scary to learn that just five gangs in Nigeria are behind most Craigslist buyer scams. “Five Nigerian criminal gangs are behind most scams targeting sellers on Craigslist, and they’ve taken new measures to make their swindles appear legitimate, according to a new study.” (Warning! PC World!)

Now you can visit the “Destiny” universe via Google Street View.

How-To Geek has a beginner’s article on creating using virtual machines.

Want to boot Google Glass and similar devices off your WiFi network? There’s a gadget for that (or there will be soon, anyway.)

The Georgia State Library has digitized a small collection of glass plate negatives of downtown Atlanta circa 1927. “The collection of nearly 100 images consists of downtown Atlanta storefronts and streets before the viaduct construction of 1927-1929. Later, some of these covered streets became part of what is now known as Underground Atlanta.”

This is interesting: Google Chrome is testing a more visible in-browser password generator.

More Google: Google has settled with another group over its Google Books program. “The agreement, reached late last week, is with a group of photographers, including the American Society of Media Photographers Inc., and settles charges filed in 2010 that Google’s scanning project was copyright infringement.”

Twitter has officially begun testing a “Buy” button. “The button will roll out to a select group of users first before being introduced more broadly. The initial sellers range from brands like Burberry and The Home Depot to artists like Ryan Adams and Megadeth.” Hmm… Home Depot?

Facebook video appears to be getting really popular, but I’m a bit cynical about how video “likes” are counted. “This spring, those clips started ramping up, because Facebook changed its algorithm to start showing more videos to people who like videos. But Facebook doesn’t require you to actively ‘engage’ with a video — by turning on the sound, or sharing it, or anything else — to decide that you like videos. All it needs you to do is watch a portion of the clip — Facebook won’t say out loud how long that is — without scrolling past.” Uh-huh.

Bing launched the Image Widget Tool, Getty sued, and now the Image Widget Tool is offline. The comments noted that it was working, but when I tried it myself it didn’t work. Good morning, Internet…

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