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Vintage Hats, Macquarie Dictionary, G Suite, More: Thursday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, January 17, 2019

NEW RESOURCES

Star Tribune: Want to ogle chic vintage hats? Minnesota Historical Society unveils vast digital archive. “Some of the feathers on these hats are subtle — a single plume. Others are gathered in giant puffs. And one hat boasts three stuffed hummingbirds. A Minnesota Historical Society staffer has digitized 717 women’s hats from the organization’s massive collections, making images of their brims and grand embellishments available to the public. ”

TWEAKS AND UPDATES

ABC News (Australia): Macquarie Dictionary word of the year goes to ‘me too’, in a year filled with digital uncertainty. “Oxford Dictionaries gave us toxic. For the Collins, it was single-use. The American Dialect Society chose tender-age shelter. It’s word of the year season, and the Australian votes are in.”

TechCrunch:
Google raises its G Suite prices
. “Google today announced that it is raising the price of its G Suite subscriptions for the first time. In the U.S., the prices of G Suite Basic and G Suite Business editions will increase by $1 and $2 per user/month, respectively, while increases in other regions will be adjusted according to the local currency and market. G Suite Enterprise pricing will remain the same.”

USEFUL STUFF

Social Media Examiner: How to Improve Your YouTube Video Exposure: 6 Useful Tools. “Want more people to watch your YouTube videos? Wondering how to outrank your competitors in YouTube search? In this article, you’ll learn how to use six tools that can help you get the eyeballs you’ve always wanted.”

MakeUseOf: The 9 Best Google Calendar Alternatives for Time Management. “As much as some people may swear by Google Calendar, when it comes to managing your time and schedules, it isn’t for everyone. But where can you look for a suitable alternative? We tried out a variety of different calendar apps that don’t require you to set up a new email account. The goal was to find the ones that stand out. Here are the nine best Google Calendar alternatives that will help you manage your time.”

AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

CNET: Facebook is still a dog’s best friend. “2018 was a horrible year for Facebook. Beset by an endless stream of scandals involving user privacy, data breaches, hate speech and fake news, the shine has come off a company that once seemed unstoppable. Governments in the United States and the European Union have questioned its executives in public hearings and the campaign to “Delete Facebook” has moved from the call of a few to a full-grown movement. But not everyone is joining the cause. For animal shelters and rescue organizations in particular, Facebook is an invaluable tool. The social network’s vast reach (2 billion users), versatility and affordability (it’s free to use) lets them help more animals than before it existed.”

Asahi Shimbun: Google Japan fails to declare 3.5 billion yen in income in 2015. “The Japanese arm of Google has paid about 1 billion yen ($9.2 million) in back taxes and penalties after failing to declare about 3.5 billion yen in income in 2015, sources said Jan. 15.”

SECURITY & LEGAL

ZDNet: Google Chrome extension that steals card numbers still available on Web Store. “A malicious Google Chrome extension that can recognize and steal payment card details entered in web forms is still available on the Chrome Web Store. The extension is the work of a cyber-criminal group and has been at the heart of a malware distribution effort in the past.”

Tubefilter: Massively-Viewed K-Pop Videos Temporarily Pulled From YouTube After False Copyright Claims. “If names like BTS and BlackPink don’t ring a bell, it’s probably time to familiarize yourself with the K-Pop genre, which has taken YouTube by storm in recent years. And in an incident that caused a mild panic among some of the genre’s most fervent fans, the aforementioned K-Pop bands, as well as another girl group called Twice, saw several of their massively-viewed music videos temporarily removed from YouTube yesterday, reports Forbes, due to false copyright claims.”

RESEARCH & OPINION

The Register: Three quarters of US Facebook users unaware their online behavior gets tracked. “Most Facebook users have no idea that the ad biz compiles data profiles of their online activities and interests, according to research conducted by the non-profit Pew Research Center.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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