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Apollo Missions, Ireland Investigative Journalism, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, More: Wednesday ResearchBuzz, April 10, 2019

NEW RESOURCES

PRWeb: Digital Trove of Apollo Artifacts Debuts on Draper’s New Website: Hack the Moon (PRESS RELEASE). “Hack the Moon is free and open to the public. Visitors to the site… will find more than 2,000 images, 200 pieces of original content and 150 videos that tell the story of the Apollo missions. The site features a handy search engine, a mobile-friendly design and special sections on the people, the technology and the missions.”

The Journal (Ireland): TheJournal. ie launches Noteworthy, a new investigative journalism website. “Journal Media is today launching Noteworthy, a new website which funds in-depth journalism based on suggestions from the public. The platform is a new model for funding good journalism. Noteworthy will crowdfund and report on stories suggested by people around Ireland which deserve to be told and which would otherwise go unreported.”

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football has announced a full archive for subscribers. (This link is to a Facebook post.) “Every summer for the last 59 years football fans in Texas eagerly anticipate their copy of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine. Until now, only the most savvy magazine collectors managed to hold on to their vintage copies. Early editions have sold for as much as $1,000. Now, thanks to a unique partnership with the nonPareil Institute of Plano, Texans will be able to find their names and their favorite team previews from 1960 to present day.” Subscriptions are $19.95 a year, I think.

TWEAKS AND UPDATES

Mashable: Twitter wants you to cut it out with all those follow backs. “The social media platform famous for Russian bots and harassment announced on April 8 that it has finally had it up to *here* with spammers and is going to take a small step to partially rectify the situation. That’s right, as of now you can only follow 400 accounts per day.” Twitter continues to arrange its deck chairs into lovely patterns.

Search Engine Journal: Google is Fixing a Technical Issue Causing Pages to be Deindexed. “Google is working on fixing a widespread technical issue that has led to web pages getting removed from Google’s index. Webmasters and SEOs have been affected by this issue since this past Thursday. Google didn’t officially acknowledge there was an issue until Saturday.”

BetaNews: Opera 60 Reborn 3 promises to be Web3-ready with Crypto Wallet and revamped VPN. “The headline feature is Opera’s claim to be the first Web3-ready browser. Web3, also known as the Decentralized Web, makes use of blockchain to provide P2P transactions without the need for a trusted intermediary, whether that’s Facebook (social media), Uber (ride sharing) or Airbnb (short-term lets).”

USEFUL STUFF

Poynter: 10 tools and tricks to verify Instagram posts. “Because faking your life on Instagram is easy, verification can be hard. Below are 10 tips to get a grip on reality.”

AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

CNET: Facebook’s AI helps block or remove 1 million accounts each day. “Facebook is harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to block or remove one million accounts a day that violate its rules against misinformation, hate speech and voter suppression ahead of elections in India.”

Los Angeles Times: YouTube to livestream Coachella set of K-pop band Blackpink in Times Square. “Seeking to strengthen its ties to the music industry, YouTube said it will for the first time stream a performance from the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Times Square in New York City.”

CNN: The anti-Facebook: Inside Pinterest’s slow and quiet rise. “For most of its early history, the digital scrapbooking service had grown unimaginably fast. Millions flocked to it in 2011 and 2012, despite minimal coverage in the tech press. Pinterest grew so quickly that its small team of engineers raced to keep the site up and running, fixing outages on street corners, at coffee shops and, in at least one case, on a paddle boat.”

RESEARCH & OPINION

Nature: Cancer geneticists tackle troubling ethnic bias in studies. “… most studies and genetic databases are populated mainly by data from people of European descent. This knowledge gap exacerbates disparities in cancer incidence and outcomes around the world. In the United States, for example, African American men are about twice as likely as white men to die of prostate cancer. But researchers who study these inequities say they are encouraged by renewed interest in closing the data gap from their colleagues and funders, including the US government.”

Medium: Uncovering the global picture of Open GLAM. “How many cultural heritage institutions make their digital collections available for free reuse? How do they do this, and where is open access most prevalent? 12 months ago, Andrea Wallace and I set out to find some answers. In the first post in a short series, I recount the origins and motivations of the Open GLAM survey.” Good morning, Internet…

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