Short Friday Morning Buzz, April 3rd, 2015


The USDA has launched a new mobile app for food storage. “The FoodKeeper application offers users valuable storage advice about more than 400 and beverage items, including various types of baby food, dairy products and eggs, meat, poultry, produce, seafood, and more.”

Twitter has launched a new tool for media companies. “Curator was built to allow media publishers to search, filter and curate Twitter content that can then be displayed on web, mobile and TV. Those who have been testing Curator have seen strong increases in audience engagement, participation and attention. With these encouraging results, we’re opening up the product to all media publishers around the world, for free. This includes news organizations, production companies, broadcasters, local governments, and even concert venues.”

USEFUL STUFF is offering free access for Easter Weekend. Details at .

Really great hints here: 15 Tips for Newsgathering Via Twitter.


WordPress 4.2 beta 4 is now available.


Is Microsoft gearing up a sub-$200 notebook to compete with Google? “Although the launches of inexpensive Chromebooks using Rockchip’s solutions were postponed recently, Google is not giving up plans to release such products in 2015, forcing Microsoft, which has been closely monitoring Chromebook development, to release two new inexpensive projects targeting the education and consumer markets. The projects are 11.6-inch clamshell-type notebooks priced at US$149-179 and set for release in mid-2015, at the earliest.”

Interesting: a look at professional sports teams using Tumblr. (HINT: There aren’t many.)

Police departments are opening up “safe lots” for Craigslist transactions. Good morning, Internet…

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