Russia Designs, Ohio ER Visits, Google, More: Tuesday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, February 11, 2020


The Moscow Times: Eleven Centuries of Russian Patterns, Now Online. “The archive… was launched by Maria Loleyt, a former project manager and marketing expert. It contains more than 7,000 authentic decorative patterns created by the national groups that have lived in Russia, the Soviet Union, and the Russian Empire. The ornamental patterns have been preserved in a wide variety of textiles and mediums and span eleven centuries of Russian history.”


Columbus Dispatch: New web tool allows Ohioans to track ER visits with overdoses. “The new ED dashboard from the Ohio Department of Health will provide data from hospital emergency departments around Ohio. The dashboard will include information about emergency department patients but won’t identify individuals.”

CNET: Google HR chief Eileen Naughton to step down amid employee tensions. “Google’s head of human resources, Eileen Naughton, said on Monday she will depart that role, as tensions continue to rise between company management and workers who have protested the search giant’s workplace culture.”


Towards Data Science: How to Make Instagram Unfollower Tool with Python. “While using Instagram and their system of ‘Followers’, there must have been a time where you followed someone and wondered when and if they are going to follow you back. Well, now with powerful tools and programming languages we can create easy scripts in order to check who is not following us.”

Bustle: How To Make Memes For Instagram When Captions Just Won’t Cut It. “You’re not the only one who thinks memes are cool — even researchers have pointed out the impressive amount of knowledge it requires to come up with a relevant one. Think about it: How awesome is it that you can just look at an image and its vaguely worded-text and know the exact message that someone across the world is trying to convey? I’d say pretty impressive, especially considering the fact you can use them to get your own message out too.”


Architectural Digest: Inside the Leading Design-Forward Museums Opening This Year. “The top museums opening in 2020 vary in design, but they have one thing in common: Each has been built and reconstructed with the goal of having its spaces first serve the art and artifacts within. From the much-anticipated Diller Scofidio + Renfro–designed U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum and Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs to London’s beloved Museum of the Home (reopening this spring after a top-down, two-year overhaul), here are the design-forward museums debuting this year that are worth traveling for.” A little outside my wheelhouse, but some beautiful buildings here.


Reason: @UnsealieCourt, a New Twitter Feed for News About Public Access to Court Records. “I’ve been researching this subject for several years now, and I’ve litigated about a dozen such cases, from California and Washington to Florida and Vermont (no Maine yet). I often blog about such matters, and now I’ve set up a special feed, @UnsealieCourt (pardon the pun, if it is pardonable), for news updates on the subject.”

TechCrunch: Building a search tool for state court data and analytics, Trellis adds Alon Shwartz as co-founder. “Trellis Research, the Los Angeles based startup building out a search and analytics tool for state court data, has raised $4.4 million in a new round of funding, and added Alon Shwartz as a technical co-founder.”


EurekAlert: Review of evidence finds excessive smartphone, social media use may be linked to youth mental health. “A new article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) reviews evidence that suggests an association between excessive smartphone and social media use and mental distress and suicidality among adolescents.”

ScienceDaily: Literature online: Research into reading habits almost in real time. “Young people make intensive use of digital networks to read, write and comment on literary texts. But their reading behavior varies considerably depending on whether the title is from the world of popular or classic literature, as revealed by a new study.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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