Illustrations, Frank Miller, Medium, More: Wednesday Morning Buzz, May 20th, 2015


Thomson Reuters has launched a new tool to track Russian sanctions. “The new tool will provide financial institutions, trading companies and investors with information on Russian companies that have come under the sanctions, their subsidiaries and associates. The service will track any corporate actions related to sanctioned entities and the issuance of new debt and equity that are restricted as a result of the sanctions via the Thomson Reuters DataScope Select platform.”

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is getting an online archive. “The digital archive portal project will provide broad, online access to media heritage and archival resources that are in line with the technological expectations of a 21st century audience, including a fully searchable performance history directory with recordings, oral history interviews and ephemeral records from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s 119-year history.”

This actually launched over a month ago, but I just now found it in my traps: The Illustration Archive has launched. “The archive contains over a million book illustrations from the British Library’s collections, taken from around 68,000 works of literature, history, geography and philosophy​. The images span the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century, covering a variety of reproductive techniques (including etching, wood engraving, lithography and photography).”

Five years after being an exhibit at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries, this Frank Miller exhibit is now an online archive.


From Wordtracker: Experts give tips on how to tweet live events.

Some fun hacking using the Amazon Echo and IFTTT.


Oh nice: you can now follow tags on Medium. “On every tag page, you can follow that tag directly from the top right of the page. Here’s a few suggestions to get started: you might be interested in stories about travel, climate change, entrepreneurship, or cats.”

A horrible racist attack has hit Google Maps. Since Google Maps shut down its map editor, how did this happen?


Facebook apparently wants to tie its games into Facebook Messenger. Because timeline-based notifications weren’t annoying enough?

So these exist: dishes designed solely to make your food look really good on Instagram.

Ever dreamed of doing to Google Doodles? There’s a job opening.


The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released its annual snapshot of Internet crimes. “The report mentions two new trends that took shape during 2014: criminals increasingly taking advantage of personal data found on social media to start relationships with victims and scam them out of their money; and the emerging popularity of virtual currency, which has attracted perpetrators who capitalize on the vulnerabilities of the developing digital currency system.”

I know everyone’s talking about Barack Obama being on Twitter. But hey, let’s look at India’s tweeting Prime Minister. “With 12.3 million followers on Twitter, Modi is the world’s No. 2 most popular politician in the Twittersphere after Barack Obama. The way the Indian leader uses Twitter and his shifting social strategy was the focus of a new study by Joyojeet Pal, assistant professor at University of Michigan’s School of Information.”

Study: using Twitter to determine the health needs of transgender people. “[Sean] Young and co-author Evan Krueger collected 1,135 tweets with 13 relevant hashtags, including terms like #trans or #girlslikeus. The tweets discussed issues such as violence, discrimination, suicide and sexual risk.” Good morning, Internet…

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  1. Have you ever considered publishing e-books with some of your findings? For instance, I would happily pay for a collection of all the posts relating to images and illustration archives from the last couple of years. Just a thought.


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