afternoonbuzz

Flickr, IFTTT, Nielsen, More: Wednesday Afternoon Buzz, January 20, 2016

NEW RESOURCES

The Camden Public Library (Maine) has joined Flickr. “The Walsh History Center at the Camden Public Library is located on the central coast in Maine, in the United States. The Camden Library has a vast collection of historical photos and documents and its goal is to care for this material of historical significance for the residents of Camden and Rockport, and to make its collections available to the public through exhibitions and digital representations, including here on Flickr.”

TWEAKS & UPDATES

IFTTT is teaming up with BMW. Yeah, the car people. “BMW Labs has just opened its doors to enable people to test upcoming innovations. First on its list is an integration with IFTTT that lets car owners customize what their ride can do using ‘recipes’ from the Web platform.”

Nielsen is now including Facebook in its measurements. “With Facebook conversations now joining Twitter activity and ratings on broadcast and cable TV and the streaming services, Nielsen hopes to be able to more fully gauge the elusive correlation between social media chatter and actual viewership…”

USEFUL STUFF

Larry Ferlazzo has a brief writeup about a free online annotation tool: Annotation Studio.

AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

Happy 7th birthday to GeneaBloggers! You young whippersnappers!

SECURITY/LEGAL ISSUES

Facebook has begun a campaign against extremist posts. “Facebook Inc (FB.O) began a Europe-wide campaign on Monday to thwart extremist posts on social media, after German politicians in particular raised concerns about a rise in xenophobic comments linked to an influx of refugees.”

RESEARCH AND OPINION

How many “true” friends can you have on social media? One study says the number’s about 150. “Limitations on brain capacity and free time mean humans can nurture no more than about 150 true friendships on social media, just as in real life, the study published in the journal Royal Society Open Science says.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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