Short Spindly Wednesday Buzz


I don’t know how new it is, but I just found out about it: a lot of back issues of OMNI Magazine are now available on the Internet Archive. Not a complete run, though.

Ooooh. Google Trends is going real-time and adding data sets. “You can now find real-time data on everything from the FIFA scandal to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign kick-off, and get a sense of what stories people are searching for. Many of these changes are based on feedback we’ve collected through conversations with hundreds of journalists and others around the world—so whether you’re a reporter, a researcher, or an armchair trend-tracker, the new site gives you a faster, deeper and more comprehensive view of our world through the lens of Google Search…. To help you understand the data behind the headlines, our News Lab team examines trending topics every day and finds interesting nuggets of data that bring news stories to life. You can follow us on Twitter to stay up to date. And for data journalists who want to do their own analysis, starting today we’ll publish data sets on specific topics to our Github page.”


Hongkiat: 12 YouTube Tricks You Probably Didn’t Know. I did know most of them, but it’s nice to see them rounded up in one place. Also I have no life.


Ars Technica had a go with YouTube Gaming and really likes it. “A slick interface, huge user base, and tons of content should have Twitch worried.”

From Public Libraries Online: What Google’s Algorithm Change Means for Library Web Sites.

Wired: The Glaring Hole in Twitter’s New Shared Blocking Feature. “While the intentions are good, the implementation is bafflingly underwhelming, especially coming from a marquee technology company. In fact, even calling it ‘shared’ blocking at all is a misnomer, because there is no sharing mechanism to speak of. Rather, the CSV file is provided, speeding up the volume at which the blocks can be instituted, but the sharing of that file has to happen through some other third-party service—Dropbox, Pastebin, email attachments, or even handing off physical USB drives.”

Yahoo and 7-UP are teaming up to stream the Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas. “Yahoo will connect 7UP with music fans around the live stream of EDC Las Vegas on Yahoo Screen on desktop, and through the Yahoo Screen App on iOS and Android and connected devices including Apple TV, Roku and Xbox. For the first time, fans will also be able to create personalized schedules with their favorite artists and receive real time notifications when their favorite DJs take the stage through a new experience from Yahoo and 7UP on Tumblr, the EDC Dream Stream.”


We’re going to need bigger pipes: Cisco forecasts that by 2019, 80% of Internet traffic will be video. “By 2019, video will account for 80% of all IP traffic, forecasts Cisco. That’s a 13% increase from last year when it accounted for 67%. The highest traffic-generating countries in five years time will be the U.S. and China, with 85% of America’s Internet consumption dominated by video.”

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