Wisconsin Voting Rights, Bauhaus, The Orphans’ Friend, More: Tuesday ResearchBuzz, June 11, 2019


KPVI: Web portal set up in celebration of ratification of 19th Amendment, giving women right to vote . “Gov. Tony Evers, together with the Committee to Celebrate the Centennial of Wisconsin’s Ratification of the 19th Amendment and its chair, First Lady Kathy Evers, have announced the launch of a new website to share resources about events and programming relating to the 19th amendment taking place across Wisconsin.”

The Getty Iris: Inside a New Online Exhibition Featuring the Getty’s Bauhaus Archives. “Launching today on is the online exhibition Bauhaus: Building the New Artist, which has been more than a year in the making. The exhibition explores the Bauhaus school’s unique approach to teaching and learning through rare materials from the Getty’s archives. It also offers interactive features that invite you to try your hand at student exercises developed by Bauhaus luminaries Vassily Kandinsky and Josef Albers, as well as a customized animation of Oskar Schlemmer’s iconic theater production The Triadic Ballet.”

Digital NC: The Orphans’ Friend newspaper is now available on DigitalNC!. “Over one hundred issues of the Orphans’ Friend newspaper from 1876 and 1877 are available online now. A publication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of North Carolina, Orphans’ Friend was distributed to children at the ‘Orphan Asylum,’ or orphanage, in Oxford, North Carolina. The newspaper was established in 1875 and is still published by the Grand Lodge today.”


Pandaily: Sohu Launches Huyou And Joins China’s Social Media War. “Sohu CEO Charles Zhang announced on June 9 the launch of Sohu’s new social media app named ‘Huyou’ (lit. Fox Friends). The app has been independently developed for over a year before its official launch on Sunday.”

Motherboard: Facebook Quietly Changes Search Tool Used by Investigators, Abused By Companies. “Late last week Facebook quietly made changes to a set of advanced features that previously allowed users to search the social network in powerful ways, such as finding all posts on Facebook by a keyword and within a certain date range, all of the people who like a certain Facebook Page and live in a particular city, or places visited by two specific users.”

XDA Developers: Google Maps tests a new alert for when your taxi goes off route. “These new off-route alerts in Google Maps will send an alert to your phone every time you get sidetracked from the intended course by 500 meters. Besides ensuring your safety, the feature should also help you avoid being tricked by a cab driver while traveling to an unfamiliar part of the city.” That happened to me in Boston once many years ago — I got absolutely hosed. I still love Boston anyway. Do not love that cab driver.


Make Tech Easier: 7 Awesome Projects that Allow You to Run Android on PC. “There are many reasons why you might want to run Android on your PC. You could be a mobile developer who is looking to test your apps before making them live, or you may just prefer to play mobile games on a bigger screen. Whatever the reasons, there are tons of ways you can run Android on PC, from using a virtual machine or an emulator to running an Android-based desktop application. Here are six projects that bring Android to your desktop.”

First Draft: Boolean basics: How to write a search query for newsgathering that works. “When searching for newsworthy content online, you’ve got to know exactly what you’re looking for and have the skills to find it. This is where Boolean search queries help. These strings of words allow you to cut through the usual social media chatter by upgrading a default search to a multifaceted, specific search to find more precise snippets of information.” The librarians out there — I see you, Mary Ellen and Joyce and Martha and all the rest of you! — might sneer at this article, but it seems to me like Boolean is being talked about less and less, and it’s still important. Good article covering the basics.


New York Magazine: PSA: Twitter Isn’t Notifying People If You DM Their Tweets. “There are several circumstances under which Twitter will send you a notification: If you get a new follower. If your tweet is getting attention in the form of retweets and likes. If you receive a direct message. There is one circumstance under which Twitter will not — I said will not — notify you: If somebody sends one of your tweets to somebody else in a DM.”

Orissa Post: How social media changed governance in India. ” For the Generation Z, it has already become a way of life – tweeting about the problems while getting a passport or writing a Facebook post about the sanitary conditions on trains and expecting a response from the concerned authorities. This was unimagianble just a few years ago. In fact, keeping in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of creating a digitally empowered nation, a large number of leaders, organisations, Ministries and the Armed Forces are marking their presence felt online – that too with witty quips at times.”


The Verge: Facial recognition smart glasses could make public surveillance discreet and ubiquitous. “From train stations and concert halls to sport stadiums and airports, facial recognition is slowly becoming the norm in public spaces. But new hardware formats like these facial recognition-enabled smart glasses could make the technology truly ubiquitous, able to be deployed by law enforcement and private security any time and any place.”


Stanford University: Ahead of the 2020 election, Stanford experts urge a concerted, national response to confront foreign interference. “Scholars from Stanford University put forward a comprehensive strategy for what needs to be done to protect the integrity and independence of U.S. elections, with a keen focus on the upcoming presidential campaign in 2020.” Good morning, Internet…

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  1. As always, thank you for the terrific research you are doing. I try to read your google post every day, too. I loved the basic boolean search query article in today’s post. Great job, keep it up! Carl

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