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New York Mets, LGBTQ+ Postcards, Instagram Photos, More: Wednesday ResearchBuzz, June 26, 2019

Some personal stuff going on. Issues may be sporadic for several days.

NEW RESOURCES

The Mets Police: Mets announce MetsHeritage. com: a completely free digital archive of historical material. “The Virtual Vault is first of its kind in all of sports and fans will be able to view rare photographs and tickets, game-used gear and even galleries focused on 1969 Mets legends Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Gil Hodges, Cleon Jones, and more. Fans can also share any item from the Vault on social media or directly with friends, family and other fans.”

Cornell Chronicle: Stonewall anniversary inspires digitized postcard collection. “Postcards from the past can deliver important lessons for the present, according to Brenda Marston, curator of the Cornell Human Sexuality Collection. Through a grants program, she collaborated with faculty members in digitizing early-20th century postcards of cross-dressers in Europe and the United States as an important resource for scholars of gender and sexuality studies, performance studies, language and literature.”

USEFUL STUFF

Digital Trends: How to print Instagram photos, from mobile printers to online photo labs. “The best photographs shouldn’t exist solely on Instagram. Thankfully, bringing those Instagram shots — filters and all — into the real world isn’t tough to do thanks to mobile printers, apps, and online services. But there are a few things you should know before you tap that print button, since Instagram doesn’t display photos in a print-friendly manner. Here’s how to get the best results when printing from Instagram.”

AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

Duke Today: Story+: Where Humanities Students Combine Creative Storytelling And Research. “This year, [Jerusha] Neal serves as supervisor for three undergrads with co-supervisor Peace Lee, a Duke Divinity School Th.D. candidate. The team is recovering sermons from women preachers and analyzing the connections between their rhetoric and identities…. With Duke Chapel Records Digital collection, the team will analyze more than 250 sermons from women preachers between the years of 1972 and 2001. At Duke Chapel, at least five to 10 sermons were preached by women a year. ”

SECURITY & LEGAL

BBC: Second US town pays up to ransomware hackers. “A town in Florida has paid $500,000 (£394,000) to hackers after a ransomware attack. The total paid by Florida municipalities over ransomware in the last two weeks now stands at $1.1m.”

CNET: A hacker assault left mobile carriers open to network shutdown. “Hackers have quietly infiltrated more than a dozen mobile carriers around the world, gaining complete control of networks behind the companies’ backs. The attackers have been using that access over the last seven years to steal sensitive data, but have so much control they could shut down communications at a moment’s notice, according to Cybereason, a security company based in Boston.”

RESEARCH & OPINION

EurekAlert: Trump’s tweets reveal hidden unity between Democrats, Republicans. “Democrats and Republicans may stand on opposite ends of the political spectrum, but when it comes to President Donald Trump’s tweets, they have more in common than meets the eye. Both parties disapprove of Trump’s tweets that insult people or contain false information, and they like language that supports the military or shares condolences, regardless of their attitudes toward the president, according to a new University at Buffalo study published this month in the Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Web and Social Media.” Good evening, Internet…

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