morningbuzz

Odia, Names, Google, More: Morning Buzz, October 20th, 2014

A new tool data mines donor information and tells you if your name is liberal or conservative. “The ratings are determined by how often someone with a specific name donates to liberal or conservative politicians. (To arrive at the top 20 names in each group, Crowdpac’s number crunchers did some extra work, looking at names associated with at least 1,000 donations since 1980 to exclude outliers.)” Be sure to do all iterations of a name; according to this tool “Mike” is more conservative than “Michael.”

John Overholt has a new blog curating early versions of Wikipedia articles.

Google Translate has a new Chrome extension.

The Odia language is getting a Wikisource site. “Speakers of Odia will soon have mountains of books to read online in their mother tongue, following the launch of the Odia Wikisource, which will make accessible many rare books that have entered the public domain. Authors and publishers are also invited to donate their copyrighted work, possibly bringing open access to large volumes of books and manuscripts, creating a vast archive of educational resources. And everything will be in Odia.”

Flickr has launched an iPad app.

From How-To Geek: How to use Google Keep for frustration-free note taking. Unless Google decides to cancel it.

Do you want to remove images from Google Maps views? Here’s how.

Google has released a Penguin update.

Genealogists, FindAGrave has new upload and transcribe tools available (they’re in beta). Good morning, Internet…

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