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Armenian Women, Hopkins University Press, Bing Maps, More: Monday Evening ResearchBuzz, November 4, 2019

NEW RESOURCES

Armenian Mirror-Spectator: Daring Armenian Women Group Goes Online to Bring Heroines Out of Obscurity. “‘Do You Know My Name?’ is the first in a series of video montages presented by the Daring Armenian Women (DAW) Project, showcasing Armenian women from all over the world, who are often overlooked, honoring their courage, intelligence, talent, and resilience. The first montage, produced in cooperation with Yerevan-based Bars Media Studio, is a tribute to women from history.”

Johns-Hopkins News-Letter: University Press releases free digitized manuscripts. “Last week, the Hopkins University Press released digitized copies of 100 out-of-print books to celebrate International Open Access Week. These books are part of the Hopkins Open Publishing: Encore Editions initiative which began last year after a $200,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.” The article notes that most of the selections are monographs.

TWEAKS AND UPDATES

Bing Blogs: More Bird’s Eye imagery has been released and static maps API support added!. “Since our blog post in July highlighting new Bird’s Eye imagery, we’ve released more of our high resolution oblique 45-degree angle aerial Bird’s Eye imagery and just want to make sure you’re aware of this continued imagery expansion. The recent release of new Bird’s Eye over the last few months represents approximately 50,000 square kilometers of new Bird’s Eye imagery spanning 70 cities in the United States.”

USEFUL STUFF

MakeUseOf: 5 Essential Apps & Websites for TikTok Fans and Creators. “TikTok is one of the fastest-growing social networks today, with some of the best video content you’ll see on the internet. These five websites and apps only make it better than ever before.”

AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

CNN: Facebook will allow UK election candidates to run false ads. “A controversial policy allowing politicians to run false ads on Facebook will extend to the United Kingdom as the country prepares to vote in a historic December election, Facebook confirmed to CNN Business.”

iNews: ‘You either have a collector’s gene in you or not’: from Marmite to barbed wire, some of the weirdest collectors’ items. “From stamps and coins to film memorabilia and comic books, there is no shortage of choice when it comes to collecting. Grandfather Alex Adlam is the latest collector to hit the headlines after the 74-year-old revealed he had amassed more than 680 flags from all over the world.”

SECURITY & LEGAL

CNET: US launches a national security review of TikTok, report says. “The US government is looking into the popular social media app TikTok for possible security risks, a new report Friday revealed. TikTok, which is owned by Chinese company ByteDance, has become incredibly popular with teenagers in the US and around the world for its short-form videos.”

BBC: Florida cops hope Alexa can solve bizarre spear murder case. “Florida police investigating the bizarre death of a woman during a domestic row have obtained audio from two Amazon Echo devices. Silvia Galva, 32, was impaled by a spear-tipped bed post in a struggle with her boyfriend, Adam Reechard Crespo, at their Hallandale Beach home.”

RESEARCH & OPINION

New York Times: In Trump’s Twitter Feed: Conspiracy-Mongers, Racists and Spies. “…The New York Times examined Mr. Trump’s interactions with Twitter since he took office, reviewing each of his more than 11,000 tweets and the hundreds of accounts he has retweeted, tracking the ways he is exposed to information and replicating what he is likely to see on the platform. The result, including new data analysis and previously unreported details, offers the most comprehensive view yet of a virtual world in which the president spends significant time mingling with extremists, impostors and spies.”

OTHER THINGS I THINK ARE COOL

Reddit: Help us save as many Yahoo! Groups as possible!. “We need volunteers to manually join as many groups as they can, by filling out reCaptchas. We’ve written a Chrome extension that links to a tracker to coordinate efforts. If you’re up for completing a bunch of reCaptcha’s for us, you could really make a difference! If everyone reading this just completed a few, it would be an enormous help!” Good evening, Internet…

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