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World Squash Library, NYC Women, California Aggie, More: Sunday ResearchBuzz, May 24, 2020

NEW RESOURCES

Indian Sports News: World Squash Library Launches First World Championship Compendium. “The World Squash Library is launching its first compendium of the sport’s World Championships today, covering all the Men’s World Opens from the inaugural event in 1976. The ‘one-stop’ production features the dates, venue and results for each event over the five decades, including champion photos and programme cover scans. There are also champions posters featuring all the winners, in both digital and print form.”

New York Daily News: NYC archive paying tribute to thousands of famous and everyday women. “For every Dolly Parton, Martha Stewart or Oprah Winfrey on New York City’s Women Activism website there is an Emma Eford, a Lulu Fazio or a Dawn Cutler whose stories are just as important and inspiring. Eford didn’t launch her own TV network or win a Grammy, but she did dedicate her life to helping orphans and wayward girls. ‘Now the women and men in my family help children in foster care,’ Eford’s granddaughter Darlene Lewis wrote on the website. ‘I am a therapeutic foster parent because my grandmother’s love for children was passed on to me.'”

UC Davis Magazine: ‘Aggie’ Archives Go Digital. “This spring, The California Aggie became the first undergraduate UC newspaper to digitize its full print collection and make it searchable online. The Aggie archive, which goes all the way back to its first issue in 1915, when UC Davis was still the University Farm and its newspaper was known as The Weekly Agricola, makes campus and local history easily accessible. Fundraising — including efforts among Aggie alumni — helped support the project.”

British Library: Zuan-cho – Japanese design albums in the late Meiji Period. “The Japanese Collection of the British Library includes around 50 Japanese pattern and design books. Thanks to a grant from the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, the Library is digitising many of these and making them available online. For a list of what is currently available see Japanese manuscripts and woodblock-printed books relating to design arranged by theme. This series of blog posts features some of the items in the collection, the artists who created them and the publishers who produced them.”

TWEAKS AND UPDATES

CNET: Telegram says group video calls are coming later this year. “To help its users stay in touch during the coronavirus pandemic and after, Telegram will add group video calls this year to its popular messaging app, the company said Friday. Telegram also noted that its app — available on Android, iOS, Windows and Mac, as well as through a web browser — now has 400 million monthly users, up from 300 million from a year ago.”

Boston Herald: Facebook to label national origin of popular posts. “The new policy will apply to popular pages about elections, entertainment and other topics and will stamp every post they make on Facebook and Instagram with its origin.”

City A.M.: Google forces advertisers to prove identity in transparency push. “Google said advertisers will need to submit personal identification, business incorporation documents or other information that proves who they are and the country in which they operate.”

USEFUL STUFF

Analytics Vidhya: 10+ Simple Yet Powerful Excel Tricks for Data Analysis. “I’ve always admired the immense power of Excel. This software is not only capable of doing basic data computations, but you can also perform data analysis using it. It is widely used for many purposes including the likes of financial modeling and business planning. It can become a good stepping stone for people who are new to the world of business analytics.”

The Next Web: An explanation of machine learning models even you could understand . “If you are new to data science, this title is not intended to insult you. It is my second post on the theme of a popular interview question that goes something like: ‘explain [insert technical topic] to me as though I were a five-year-old.’ Turns out, hitting the five-year-old comprehension level is pretty tough. So, while this article may not be perfectly clear to a kindergartener, it should be clear to someone with little to no background in data science (and if it isn’t by the end, please let me know in the comments).”

For a given value of useful, but whatever. Make Tech Easier: 14 Hidden Google Games You Need to Play . “Say what you will about Google, but the old search-engine devil has some fine taste and sense of humor in its design department. Over the years Google’s amassed a veritable trove of hidden games, many of which first appeared in connection with anniversaries but continue to be available to play today. Google’s repertoire of hidden games and easter eggs stretches across all its platforms – from Google Search to Assistant and the Google Android app. This list brings together Google’s best secret games wherever it can find them.”

Social Media Examiner: How to Use LinkedIn Events to Promote Online or In-Person Events. “Wondering how to get the word out on LinkedIn about an event you’re hosting? Have you heard of LinkedIn Events? In this article, you’ll discover how to use LinkedIn to promote your next online workshop, product launch, or in-person event.”

RESEARCH & OPINION

EurekAlert: Do privacy controls lead to more trust in Alexa? Not necessarily, research finds. “Giving users of smart assistants the option to adjust settings for privacy or content delivery, or both, doesn’t necessarily increase their trust in the platform, according to a team of Penn State researchers. In fact, for some users, it could have an unfavorable effect.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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