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Surgical Procedures, Twitch, Gab, More: Monday Evening Buzz, October 29, 2018

NEW RESOURCES

PRNewswire: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons announces the launch of its Shoulder and Elbow Registry (PRESS RELEASE). “The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) announced the launch of its Shoulder and Elbow Registry (SER) to begin collecting data on total shoulder and elbow procedures in the United States. At launch, the SER will collect total shoulder arthroplasty procedures data. In 2019, the registry also will have the capability to capture rotator cuff repair and total elbow arthroplasty procedures data.”

TWEAKS AND UPDATES

The Verge: Twitch is bringing karaoke, better moderation tools to its platform. “Twitch is partnering with Rock Band developer Harmonix to bring a new karaoke-style game to its platform called Twitch Sings. The game is specifically built for live-streaming, and it will allow viewers to request songs through chat.”

Mashable: Gab goes offline after being dumped by hosting provider. “Gab has gone offline. The self-described ‘free speech social media platform’ is taking time off the internet, after landing under the spotlight when it was discovered the suspect involved in Pittsburgh’s synagogue shooting was a poster and user on the site.”

USEFUL STUFF

Business Insider Australia: We compared Google Search with Bing and DuckDuckGo to find the best search engine out there — and the race was closer than we expected. “Switching your search engine is not something to be taken lightly – it’s our internet lifeblood. We rely daily on algorithms we don’t understand to surface the exact article we’re looking for. And if for some reason it’s not at the top of our results – even if the search we entered was a half-baked string of words – we get frustrated.”

Unwritten Histories: A Beginner’s Guide to Online Canadian Historical Images. “Are you ready for another resource guide? This time I wanted to address the issue of online Canadian historical images. Many of us love to add images to lectures or presentations. However, you’ve likely learned by now that it is really hard to find Canadian historical images online. Google is fantastic, but even if you put the word ‘Canadian’ next to an image search, you’re still going to end up mostly with American images. Unwritten Histories to the rescue!”

AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

AZ Central: Why Barry Goldwater’s granddaughter wants to share his photography with the world. “By the time he died in 1998 at the age of 89, Barry Goldwater would leave an archive of more than 15,000 images, a handful of cover photos in one of the world’s premier photo magazines and several coffee-table books. His visual legacy also includes a feature film documenting a historic trip down the Green and Colorado rivers in 1940, a time when only 73 others had successfully repeated the journey first undertaken by John Wesley Powell in 1869. Goldwater screened the film dozens of times across the state, which, he would later say, helped build the name recognition he would need to launch a political career.”

Quartz: Donna Zuckerberg isn’t sure social media is a force for good. “Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg tends to go on and on about how his company can make the world a more connected place. His sister Donna Zuckerberg, who recently wrote a book on red pill misogynists, doesn’t seem so convinced.”

Dawn: Pakistan’s online clampdown. “On the afternoon of June 3, 2018 — with the general elections only a month away — many users on Twitter took to the microblogging platform to express their inability to access a website operated by the Awami Workers Party (AWP). Once accessible to several users on various internet providers of the country, it now directed visitors to a message stating that the website was ‘not accessible’ because ‘it contains content that is prohibited for viewership from within Pakistan’. The website, however, was accessible to users outside the country.”

RESEARCH & OPINION

TechCrunch: Big tech must not reframe digital ethics in its image . “Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s visage loomed large over the European parliament this week, both literally and figuratively, as global privacy regulators gathered in Brussels to interrogate the human impacts of technologies that derive their power and persuasiveness from our data. The eponymous social network has been at the center of a privacy storm this year. And every fresh Facebook content concern — be it about discrimination or hate speech or cultural insensitivity — adds to a damaging flood.”

Circulating Now: Revealing Data: Investigating The Hospital’s File Sizes. “For researchers interested in the administration of British hospitals in the late 19th and early 20th century, The Hospital is a vital resource. The Hospital, a journal published in London from 1886-1921, carried the tag line ‘the modern newspaper of administrative medicine and institutional life.’ It published an enormous variety of items of interest to physicians, nurses, hospital administrators, and public health professionals—everything from medical research to notes on fire prevention and institutional kitchen management, reflections on ‘the dignity of medicine,’ opinions about housing policy, and much more. While it is possible to study the journal’s contents by skimming through its archives or searching by keyword and author, researchers can also evaluate the whole corpus, or set, of the journal’s articles.” Good evening, Internet…

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