Brief Monday Buzz, February 2nd, 2015

That crunchy time at work again, y’all. More ResearchBuzz this week. Love you!

Google Glass is teaching elementary school children how blind people live.

Facebook is now offering place tips in its news feed. “When you tap on place tips, you’ll see a series of cards with info about the place you’re at. If you choose to view place tips, you’ll find things like posts and photos your friends have shared with you about that place.”

Jack Schofield answers the question: are there any trustworthy sources for downloading software? The answer seems to be “mmmmmaybe.” I didn’t know about Sourceforge’s new wrapper. Sigh.

The New York Times has launched a video account on Instagram. “@NYTVideo launched just two weeks ago (with loads of backdated content) and features content from the Time’s massive video library, behind-the-scenes content from videographers, as well as original Instagram exclusive content. The account even features clips from crowdsourced content, including user video of the winter storm in New York.”

Imgur has launched a new tool for making animated GIFs.

Vine is now offering Vine for kids. “The app pulls from the millions of Vines being created on the platform and chooses ones that are appropriate for children. The interface of the Kids section of the app has also been tailored to be more fun for children, showing a new Vine each time the user swipes left or right and playing “quirky” sounds each time the user taps the screen.”

SourceCon has a simple step-by-step article on how to create a Google Custom Search Engine (CSE). This is only part 1. Not enough people know about Google CSEs. I made one for searching official state Web sites. Good morning, Internet…

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