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National Gallery of Denmark, Twitter, Macro Photography, More: Monday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, December 02, 2019

NEW RESOURCES

Medium: We’re open! — Thoughts on building a new home for SMK’s online collection. “It’s alive. After months (ok years) of discussion, iteration, and intense testing we’ve now opened the digital door to SMK’s new online collection. We are truly thrilled to be able to contribute to SMK — and openglam — goals of making cultural heritage easily available in friendly, open formats.” SMK is the National Gallery of Denmark.

TWEAKS AND UPDATES

New York Times: Twitter Permanently Suspends Accounts of Ilhan Omar’s Potential Challenger. “Twitter suspended the accounts of Danielle Stella, a Republican candidate hoping to challenge Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota next year, after she suggested the congresswoman should be tried for treason and hanged.”

USEFUL STUFF

CNET: Macro photos on your phone: You don’t need a DSLR to take stunning close-up nature shots. “Macro photography can make even tiny subjects like garden insects or flower petals look huge on screen or print, and you’ll be amazed at how different such otherwise mundane things look when viewed so close. Best of all, you don’t need much equipment or have to leave your backyard to get started.”

AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

The Hindu: Hashtag, history: There’s a growing appetite for online archives from South Asia. “An old black-and-white photo shows an Indian soldier from the British Indian Army posing with his lady love somewhere in Italy. The accompanying caption reveals that the soldier, also a football player, had gone to Italy for a tournament when he met the woman and they fell in love. The soldier’s father, however, opposed their love, and asked him to cut all ties with her. This photograph was taken by the estranged couple as a keepsake. This tragic love story garnered more than 20,000 likes on an Instagram account called ‘Brown History’.”

Mashable: Doctors are using TikTok to blow off steam and educate teens. “Watching medical professionals being cheesy on TikTok to have a little fun during a hectic day and educate the younger people on the platform is a nice change of pace for the medical world. They’re honest about educating, and their willingness to be silly on the app to get their message across can be both entertaining and endearing. ”

SECURITY & LEGAL

TechCrunch: Mixcloud data breach exposes over 20 million user records. “A data breach at Mixcloud, a U.K.-based audio streaming platform, has left more than 20 million user accounts exposed after the data was put on sale on the dark web.”

Techdirt: The End Of Ownership, Military Edition: Even The US Military Can’t Fix Its Own Equipment Without Right To Repair Laws. “This lack of a ‘right to repair’ is showing up in more and more places including, somewhat incredibly, the US military. The NY Times recently ran an op-ed from Capt. Elle Ekman, a logistics officer in the US Marine Corps., expressing her dismay at how the lack of right to repair laws is actually making it difficult to impossible for the US military to repair its own equipment.”

BBC: Facebook bows to Singapore’s ‘fake news’ law with post ‘correction’. “Facebook has added a correction notice to a post that Singapore’s government said contained false information. It is the first time Facebook has issued such a notice under the city-state’s controversial ‘fake news’ law.”

RESEARCH & OPINION

Cavalier Daily: Mapping Cville Project launches crowdsourcing phase to create map of housing discrimination origins . “The project aims to develop an interactive digital map of past and present inequities in Charlottesville, and its first layer will show housing discrimination origins by plotting every deed in the City that contains a racially restrictive covenant — clauses within property deeds that restricted the sale of properties to only white residents and often explicitly prohibited sales to African-Americans.”

Boing Boing: Learning to See the Commons. “Generations of propaganda about the instability of ‘the commons’ and the desirability of assigning property rights in everything has led the human race into a very dark place: now, two scholars, David Bollier and Silke Helfrich, have published Free, Fair and Alive, which offers a critique of the ‘Tragedy,’ case studies of working commons, and a path to a better world based on shared resources and commons-based production.” Good afternoon, Internet….

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