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Veteran Care, San Diego Artworks, Judeo-Persian Manuscripts, More: Tuesday Buzz, November 6, 2018

NEW RESOURCES

Shropshire Star: Photo archive created to mark 100 years of care for veterans. “Thousands of photos showing the care provided at a veteran’s hospital since the end of the First World War have been collected into an archive celebrating a centenary of support given to service personnel.”

Times of San Diego: New Website Lets Public View 800-Plus Works in San Diego’s Civic Art Collection. “An online catalog of the hundreds of artworks in San Diego’s growing civic art collection is now available to the public online. The city’s Commission for Arts and Culture launched the digital resource to increase the visibility of the collection. The website allows citizens to quickly search and sort images by criteria, such as type, council district and location.”

British Library: The Judeo-Persian manuscript collection in the British Library. “The newly launched Judeo-Persian collection guide is an important and valuable addition to the British Library’s repertoire of Middle Eastern on-line resources, that have been made accessible to increasing numbers of researchers and users worldwide. Additionally, as part of our on-going Hebrew Manuscripts Digitisation Project, we have already digitised 34 Judeo-Persian manuscripts and will continue to do more in the months ahead.”

TWEAKS AND UPDATES

CNET: Gab, the social network used by the Pittsburgh shooting suspect, returns online. “Gab, a fringe social network used by the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect, resurfaced on Sunday. The site, which markets itself as a bastion of free speech amid censorship of extremists on Twitter and Facebook, was intermittently available late Sunday. Clicking on links to the site sometimes would produce error messages, but that didn’t seem to stop some of the site’s 800,000 users from posting celebratory messages, praising the company for coming back online.”

New York Times: We Asked for Examples of Election Misinformation. You Delivered.. “Two months ago, The New York Times asked readers to send in examples of election-related misinformation they saw online. Readers responded. In all, more than 4,000 examples of misinformation were submitted to The Times from social media feeds, text-messaging apps and email accounts.”

TechCrunch: Reverso launches synonyms app and service . “Language learning company Reverso is launching a new product on the web and mobile. Reverso Synonyms is a thesaurus service that lets you learn new words and improve your vocabulary.”

USEFUL STUFF

How-To Geek: The Best Free Apps for Creating a Digital Photo Collage. “Digital photo collages are a great way to showcase a few of your favorite, related photos. Sure, you could manually create your own using photo editing software, but specialized apps that automatically handle resizing photos to fit in a predesigned template make it much easier. Here are some of our favorite free options.”

Lifehacker: Cope With Midterm Election Anxiety Better With This Meditation App’s ‘Politics Pack’. “None of the exercises are expressly political, nor do they cater to a specific political position. Instead, they offer ways to cope with some of the feelings you might experience when reading political news.”

Make Tech Easier: 7 Great Uses of Visual Search Engines to Find the Images You Want. “A visual search engine is a search engine dedicated to search and filter information about images. There are so many different visual search engine providers out there, and each has a different functionality than others. If you have not used a visual search engine before, these are some great uses for one.”

AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

Neowin: Twitter refuses to ban extremist accounts in Pakistan despite pressure from government . “Twitter has had a problematic past when it comes to the content allowed on its platform. Earlier this year, it suspended over 70 million fake accounts, acquired Smyte, and partnered with academic researchers to curb the spread of abusive behavior. More recently, it also announced that it will flag offending tweets that break its rules. However, Twitter is now under fire in Pakistan, where it is refusing to ban extremist accounts despite pressure from the government.”

The Japan Times: Malicious descriptions about North, South Korean groups temporarily appear on Google Maps. “Malicious descriptions, such as one targeting the pro-Pyongyang General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, or Chongryon, temporarily appeared on Google Maps, it was learned Sunday. Chongryon’s Tokyo headquarters was described as a criminal on the online map, while the former Tokyo headquarters site of the Japanese opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP) had been described as the Japan chapter of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party of Korea.”

RESEARCH & OPINION

Gazette & Herald: People urged to ‘log their hogs’ for project. “TWO conservation charities are urging people in rural area to take part in their project aimed at logging sightings of an increasingly rare mammal. The People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society are running the Hedgehog Street project, which asks people to ‘log their hogs’, either dead or alive, in an online database.” Good morning, Internet…

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