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Iceland, Mozilla, Photography, More: Sunday Buzz, May 3rd, 2015

NEW RESOURCES

The country of Iceland has launched a “human search engine” for questions about its country. “Potential visitors are encouraged to send their queries via social media, and await a response from an all-knowing Gudmundur. While most people have been asking for dining suggestions or advice about what to see, others have bigger questions on their minds.”

USEFUL STUFF

Fold3 is making its World War II collection free until May 15th.

Want the Kardashians out out out of your Web? There’s an extension for that.

Nice! There’s now an app that lets you build invitations to send via text.

The Verge compares a bunch of different photo-hosting services.

TWEAKS AND UPDATES

FamilySearch is kicking off May by adding a stack of records. “Notable collection updates include 636,309 images from the New York, County Marriages, 1847–1848; 1908–1936 collection; 602,220 images from the Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Pemalang, District Court Records, 1961–2013 collection; and 476,396 indexed records and 273,544 images from the New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843–1998 collection. ”

With the shutdown of Groove Shark, Larry Ferlazzo has updated his list of music sites.

AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

Google+ is now goofing around on Twitter.

I don’t think this is a terrible idea, but it’s going to mean a lot of work for a lot of people: Mozilla wants to deprecate non-secure http.

Ewww. Microsoft’s age-guessing tool has some gnarly fine print.

Yahoo wants to you be able to identify your smart phone with your ear.

Is Comcast developing a YouTube competitor? Blah. Good afternoon, Internet…

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