WWII Veterans, John Farnham, Agricultural Injuries, More: Thursday ResearchBuzz, June 27, 2019


WNWO: BGSU launches WWII project to preserve veterans stories. “A new digital archive at Bowling Green State University is helping local veterans tell their stories long after they’re gone. WWII Oral History Project digitized old cassette and video tapes containing interviews with over 100 veterans from Northwest Ohio and all around the state.”

Mirage News: John Farnham online exhibition celebrates Australian superstar ahead of 70th birthday. “The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has launched John Farnham: The Voice, a new online-only exhibition celebrating the only Australian artist to have a No. 1 album in five consecutive decades. The exhibition… coincides with Farnham’s upcoming 70th birthday on 1 July 2019.”

Hoard’s Dairyman: New online database puts sharper focus on U.S. agricultural injuries. “Anyone can set up a free account and search thousands of unique incidents, including more than 600 in 2018 alone…. The original version … was launched in 2015. New features and design changes include an interactive map display, more data granularity for search and filters, and customizable email alerts.”


Zapier: How to Use RSS Feeds to Boost Your Productivity. “If you think RSS died when Google Reader shut down—or if you’re unaware, or only vaguely aware, of how to use RSS feeds—this guide is for you.” This article is rah-rah Zapier (of course, it’s on the Zapier site) to the point of being a little annoying, but I’m including it anyway because I didn’t know about Kill the Newsletter.

Techradar: How to download videos from Twitter . “If you see an image online that you’d like to save, it’s easy enough to do so — all it takes is a quick right click and you’re good to go. This technique also works on Twitter (although things are slightly more complicated for posts that include multiple images) but you’ll need to take a different approach when it comes to saving videos.”

Lifehacker: How to Find Better Podcasts . “There are more podcasts out there than you could ever try, but most of them are crap, or just aren’t your thing. How do you find the good stuff? I talked to Caroline Crampton, editor of the email newsletter the Listener, where she recommends three to five great podcast episodes every day. To find them, she listens to 2–6 hours of podcasts a day, and she’s constantly searching for shows to try out. Here’s how she finds so many good podcasts, and how you can too.”


CNN: Instagram head says company is evaluating how to handle deepfakes . “Instagram head Adam Mosseri said the photo-sharing platform is still figuring out how to address doctored videos, also known as deepfakes. ‘We don’t have a policy against deepfakes currently,’ Mosseri told CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King in an interview that aired Tuesday. ‘We’re trying to evaluate if we wanted to do that and if so, how you would define deepfakes.'”

Pacific Standard: A Generation of Hip-Hop Was Given Away for Free. Can It Be Archived? . “Throughout the history of hip-hop, some of the genre’s most vibrant, popular, and forward-thinking music was never for sale through traditional record company channels—and some of it was never really for sale at all: mixtapes.”


Business Standard: Build digital database to catalogue, prevent smuggling of artifacts: India-born intl museum expert. “As museums across the world grapple with the problem of stolen artifacts, a renowned museum expert of Indian origin has called for establishing digital databases, particularly in countries like India, to maintain required checks and prevent valuable antiquities from being smuggled.”

MapLight: States Countering Digital Deception . “The federal government has done remarkably little to counter digital deception in our democracy. Even now, three years after the 2016 election exposed the extent of digital threats, Congress hasn’t passed any bills that substantively address the issue. The state level, however, is a different story. There, legislators are taking decisive action against digital threats to democracy via transparency laws, privacy protections, and more.”


CNET: AI tools can help individuals tackle climate change, scientists say. “Small footprints can leave lasting impressions. In a paper released earlier this month, a team of machine learning experts mention how artificial intelligence tools can empower individuals to reduce their own carbon footprint.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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