Illinois, Disqus, SoundCloud, More: Morning Buzz, November 6th, 2014

It’s not Wilmette, it’s Willamette. Man, did I screw that one up. Thanks to Dean for getting me to correct it (he spelled it wrong too but I figured it out.) In the meantime, I am completely winging this story and people keep showing up.

The Illinois State Genealogical Society has announced its free Webinar lineup for 2015. “The ISGS webinars, which are live lectures/presentations that you can attend via a computer with an internet connection, are held as a live broadcast on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:00 PM Central. The live broadcast of each webinars is FREE to the public.” (They are not all about Illinois by the way.)

Adobe has taken its open source text editor out of beta.

Apparently Disqus is getting into sponsored comments. Ick.

Google-owned Nest has tweaked its hardware. “Among the new features in version 4.3 are a smarter automatic scheduler, which the company says is more efficient and so saves you more money, and a Quick View option that displays the time and outdoor temperature at a glance, alongside info about your thermostat.”

LinkedIn has made it easier to use its site for blogging. Not really sure why.

Lifehacker has a writeup on a tool called Norbert, which is a tool for finding e-mail addresses. It’s got some limitations, though.

From Social Media Examiner: How to Build a Powerful Network Using LinkedIn. If you need an okra folder, please think of me.

From How-To Geek: How to make your computer read documents to you.

The National Archives’ 2014 Virtual Genealogy Fair has put some of its materials online. Presentations on YouTube by the end of November.

Number crunching: how social cues affect perceptions on Twitter.

The Internet Archive has an update on its new online arcade. Spoiler: server crashes out the wazoo. But they’re okay now.

SoundCloud is going to launch a subscription service. Good morning, Internet…

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