The British feminist periodical SPARE RIB has been digitized and put online. It ran from 1972 to 1993, with 239 issues.
From Lifehacker: Why Chrome uses so much freaking RAM. I’m not going to tell you how many browsers I usually have open (not tabs: browsers) because I’m afraid you’ll put me away, but that shift+escape trick is going to be a lifesaver.
TWEAKS AND UPDATES
Google has opened Inbox to everybody.
AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD
Germany is suing e-commerce sites for sharing data with Facebook. “The German watchdog says that sharing information with Facebook by installing its ‘Like’ button, especially without informing consumers about the data-sharing, violates European privacy laws.”
Google is going to retool its Maps service to prevent the horrible racist stuff that’s been showing up recently.
More Google: Google has a new head of Web spam while Matt Cutts is still on leave. Not clear what’s up with Matt, but on the other hand it’s none of our business!
GMail now has 900 million users, and Chrome 1 billion. Geez!
I bet it means something that Yandex algorithim analysis articles are showing up in my information traps.
RESEARCH AND OPINION
University of Michigan: developing algorithms to identify hoaxes on Twitter. “… [Qiaozhu Mei] and a team of researchers have developed software to help society identify and correct erroneous claims on Twitter. They introduced the software recently at the International World Wide Web Conference in Florence, Italy. Later this summer, they hope to put it in practice at a website they’re developing called Rumor Lens.”
Researchers are starting a project to map organized crime and terrorism hotspots in Eurasia. “Using GIS tools, the project will map and model the nexus between trafficking and terrorism in nine Eurasian countries. Researchers will pull the geographical coordinates of major terrorist incidents from the Global Terrorism Database, geo-reference drug seizures reported by the United Nations’ Office on Drugs and Crime, and human trafficking data assembled from the International Organization for Migration survey. KU students will help with the mapping and analyzing of data.”
Microsoft is working on technology that can automatically interpret and caption photos. Sounds like that Wolfram|Alpha thing I looked at recently.
OTHER STUFF I THINK IS COOL
The Mary Rose museum (the Mary Rose was a Tudor ship that was raised in 1982 and is in its final stages of conservation) wants to make 3D models of some of the ship’s artifacts and is asking for your help in the photo-masking. Good afternoon, Internet…
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