Scrape It All Up and Slam It In A Pan: Sunday Buzz, May 10th, 2015


Useful to think about, at least: The Trouble With Reference Rot.

Meerkat now lets you watch some live streams without Twitter. “The biggest change is that live streams can now be viewed from Facebook; the app no longer requires a Twitter account in order to watch all broadcasts. Those who manage a Facebook page for a brand or business can connect their Meerkat account with their Facebook page so live streams can be viewed from within Facebook.”


WordPress has released yet ANOTHER security update.

Windows 10 is getting a middle-finger emoji. Which we can hopefully point at Clippy.

Google has updated its Classroom app.

LinkedIn now has analytics. Pardon me while I continue not to rush to use it.


Toms will donate shoes to charity if you Instagram your feet.

Google is embedding engineers at HBCU campuses.

Nice one from Genealogy’s Star: Genealogical Discoveries From the Internet Archive.

Larry Ferlazzo notes that “Reading Teacher” now offers free virtual classrooms for up to 30 students. From the ReadingTeacher Web site: “ uses systematic phonics to help children build a strong foundation for success in Pre-K, Kindergarten, and early elementary school –
in a safe, ad-free environment.”


Wow! Emojis count for nearly half the comments and captions on Instagram. “The trend took a sharp uprise after emoji keyboards were introduced on iOS and Android in 2011 and 2013, respectively. The findings also noted that Finlanders used the most emojis in their Instagram posts, with 63 percent of the text consisting of the cartoony emoticons.”

Hmm: should Googling be allowed during exams? Good evening, Internet…

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  1. I love your site and content, Tara! Thank you, from a long time follower.

    NB: typo in tweet and on blog. Should be “HBCU campuses” (Historically Black Colleges and Universities).

    • Thank you. I write these up late, after work, and errors creep in. Considering we have two HBCUs right here in this city, I should know better!

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