Bing, FamilySearch, Nebraska, More: Morning Buzz, October 8th, 2014

FamilySearch is offering a free Webinar on searching US military records.

Speaking of FamilySearch, it has added another big set of records. “Notable collection updates include the 469,781 images from the Italy, Caltanissetta, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1820–1935, collection; the 1,334,890 images from the US, Georgia, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1897–1942, collection; and the 343,005 images from the Portugal, Braga, Priest Application Files (Genere et Moribus), 1596–1911, collection.”

Google is offering a crapware-removal tool for Chrome.

Bing is offering new lyrics search functionality.

Bored with your current anxiety? Want something new and different to be worried about? read this article on USB malware.

Hey! The American Folklife Center wants you to share your Halloween photos.

Nebraska courts have expanded online case search options. “The Nebraska Judicial Branch is making Nebraska Supreme Court and the Nebraska Court of Appeals case information available to the public through the court’s online court case search system. Using the appellate case search feature, individuals are now able to search cases and view filed briefs, motions, and other documents in both the trial and appellate levels of court.”

Google has launched YouTube for Government, because, goodness knows, our government has very few options for reaching the populace as it stands. Wake me up when you launch YouTube for third party candidates who are ignored by established parties even though political dissatisfaction is rife with over 23% of California’s voters, for example, having no political party preference. Feel free to make it shorter and snappier. (Here’s the source for that bit of information on California, by the way, and I’m sorry to get political so early in the morning.)

The FDA has launched a new data dashboard. “This new dynamic tool represents a departure from the downloadable spreadsheet-based datasets that we have posted in the past. Instead, the FDA data dashboard presents information in an easy-to-read graphical format. It also provides access to the underlying data allowing anyone interested to see related data and trends.”

Is Google working on giant TV screens?

A new site wants to debunk Internet rumors. I’m glad. I like Snopes but man, its advertising is annoying.

HEY LIBRARIANS: The Library of Congress wants your feedback about file formats used for digital preservation. Good morning, Internet…

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  1. I’d love to have other de-bunking sources besides Snopes but I’m really underwhelmed by Emergent. Most of the stuff I saw there was, once you got thru clicking around, “Unverified” – what good is that? And one “False” listing wasn’t really a strong denial – it was more a “one source said yea, the other said nay.” I’m sticking with Snopes for the time being.

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