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Apple Advertising, Twitter, Facebook Libra, More: Monday Evening ResearchBuzz, July 15, 2019

NEW RESOURCES

The Verge: Check out this incredible archive of Apple’s promotional photos and ads. “Graphic designer and marketer Sam Henri Gold has assembled an incredible archive of Apple’s promotional materials that stretches back to the 1970s, which he’s uploaded into a Google Drive folder for people to look through. The folder contains hundreds of videos and pictures of the company’s products, and it’s well worth the time to take a trip down memory lane.”

TWEAKS AND UPDATES

Mashable: Twitter makes website redesign official — and no, you can’t opt out. “Twitter’s big website redesign is here — and there’s nothing you can do about it. Almost a year after the company began testing it, ‘new Twitter’ is being turned on for all users. And unlike in earlier versions of the redesign, you no longer have the option to switch back to ‘legacy Twitter.'”

Bloomberg: Facebook Says Libra Won’t Launch Until Regulators Satisfied. “Facebook Inc. won’t launch Libra, the controversial cryptocurrency it’s planning to build with dozens of partner firms, until regulators’ concerns are fully addressed, according to the company’s top executive on the project.”

USEFUL STUFF

How-To Geek: How to Create, View, and Edit Bookmarks in Google Chrome. “Bookmarks in Google Chrome save a link to a website you want to return to later, much like when you put a bookmark in a book. Here are several ways you can create, view, and edit your Bookmarks.” Basic but a well-documented basic.

Lifehacker: The 19 Most Important Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts. “Gmail has over 80 keyboard shortcuts. You don’t need them all. You do need these 19. Not only are they faster than clicking buttons, they’ll encourage other good habits to help you plow through your inbox.”

MakeUseOf: The Best Sites for Video Game Guides and Walkthroughs. “Getting stuck in a video game and having to figure out how to progress is a normal part of gaming. However, sometimes you’ll come up against a roadblock that totally stops your progress. If you have reached wit’s end, a video game walkthrough can help you figure out how to progress. Here are the best sites for clear and helpful video game guides.”

AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

CNN: Teens, screams and celebrity YouTubers: This is VidCon 2019. “ABBA’s ‘Dancing Queen’ blared over the speakers when the Vlog Squad, a group of former Vine stars who do pranks and make funny videos on YouTube, came out on stage for a question and answer session. But you could barely hear the music over the deafening screams from a standing-room only crowd of mostly tweens, teens and twenty-somethings. Screams were not uncommon at last week’s VidCon, an annual conference in Anaheim, California for famous and aspiring social media stars, their fans, and the brands that love them.”

RESEARCH & OPINION

The Bookseller: Who owns digital stories?. “Now, imagine I am a producing a film and want to quote a section of a book in the film, and use part of an audio track. As well as enhancing the story within the film, this will grow the value of the film product itself. So the process I take is to contact the copyright holders, do a deal and carry on with my production. Even if I base my film loosely on an existing text, I clear the rights. There are legal, moral and commercial reasons to do this. In contrast, Google is using scanned copyrighted material to build its current and future products, and as far as we can tell from the settlement with the Writer’s Guild seven years ago, without any reference to authors being compensated for the use of their work. ”

CNET: More time on social media linked to increase in teenage depression, study finds. “For years, experts have pointed a finger at phones as a possible factor in depression and other mental health problems. A study published Monday from researchers at Montreal’s Sainte-Justine Hospital found that increased social media and TV use predicts an increase in symptoms of depression in teenagers. ”

EurekAlert: UCI researchers’ deep learning algorithm solves Rubik’s Cube faster than any human. “Since its invention by a Hungarian architect in 1974, the Rubik’s Cube has furrowed the brows of many who have tried to solve it, but the 3D logic puzzle is no match for an artificial intelligence system created by researchers at the University of California, Irvine.” Good evening, Internet…

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