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North Carolina Newspapers, Opera Browser, Google Chrome, More: Wednesday Evening ResearchBuzz, June 24, 2020

TWEAKS AND UPDATES

DigitalNC: 2006 Issues of The Charlotte Post Online Now. “Known as ‘The Voice of the Black Community,’ The Charlotte Post not only delivers relevant national and global news, but focuses on black topics in and around the Charlotte, N.C. area. Creating space to vocalize achievements from the community, such as printing an entire supplement showcasing the black high school graduates of Mecklenburg County, as well as navigating issues normally left untold by U.S. news outlets, such as mental illness in the black community and the racial income gap, The Charlotte Post fills in an inequality information gap for all to benefit from.”

BetaNews: Opera 69 expands its social media support with new Twitter sidebar tool. “The new feature joins other recent additions designed to make Opera stand out — from ad and tracker blockers to free browser VPN — and follows on from recently added support for Instagram, which Opera claims allowed it to ‘reach a record number of users in March 2020’.”

Tom’s Guide: Google Chrome’s clever new feature will save you a ton of time. “Now this is a game-changer for Google Chrome. A new extension shared in the Chrome Web Store (that just got an update today, June 19) streamlines the process of sharing web pages.”

USEFUL STUFF

Alphr: Understanding If /Then Statements In Google Sheets. “If/Then statements are often considered complex. But in reality, they’re not at all difficult to pull off. Plus, they can be more useful than you realize when working with specific data sets or expressions in a spreadsheet.”

Search Engine Journal: 20 Amazingly Cool Twitter Tricks & Tips. “I’ve got great news for you: You can use a bunch of amazing tips and tricks to make things faster, easier, and more convenient for you as you use Twitter. In this post, I’ll show you 20 of them.”

AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

Library and Archives Canada Blog: Archives as resources for revitalizing First Nations languages. “Since colonial contact, government policies have caused the displacement and separation of our people from their families, communities, lands and languages. Attempts at assimilation, such as the establishment of residential schools and the ongoing Millennium Scoop, have distanced multiple generations from their languages and cultures. Canada recognizes only English and French as official languages. First Nations communities have therefore taken leadership in ensuring that their languages are maintained, relearned and passed down. The decline in the natural inheritance of language through kinship has led to the rise of language-preservation and language-revitalization projects.”

Blue Ridge Now: A tribute to a Tryon legend: the Nina Simone Archive. “The Nina Simone Project announced Friday a $2 million capital fund campaign to underwrite the construction of the Nina Simone Archive. Planned since 2006, the archive will be built at 65 S. Trade St., Tryon, directly across from Nina Simone Plaza, which features the 2010 bronze statue of Simone by internationally acclaimed sculptor Zenos Frudakis. The new building will house thousands of primary and secondary documents on the life and legacy of the renowned ‘high priestess of soul’ in downtown Tryon, not far from her childhood home – including rare recordings, scores, set lists, manuscripts, contracts, personal diaries, letters and more.”

SECURITY & LEGAL

New York Times: Facebook Loses Antitrust Decision in Germany Over Data Collection. “In a decision that could further embolden European governments to take on large tech platforms, Germany’s top court ruled on Tuesday that Facebook had abused its dominance in social media to illegally harvest data about its users.”

RESEARCH & OPINION

Khaleej Times: Dubai developing database on professionals researching infectious diseases. “Dubai is developing a database of professionals specialising in and researching infectious diseases, the Dubai Future Foundation has said in a report. Titled ‘Life after Covid-19: Health’, the report is prepared in collaboration with the Dubai Future Council for Health and Wellbeing, and highlights most significant global post-pandemic trends in the healthcare sector.”

1843 Magazine: The internet, mon amour. “Thirty-five years ago the internet was a fantasia, to be slipped into like Narnia, at the back of a shameful closet, out of sight of grown-ups. Though socially distanced, you could fall in love and have your heart broken there, but it was all your own very secret, very eccentric crisis. Now, by order of the state government, my daylight hours are supersaturated by the uniformly high-noon screen of my Macbook, as far from my Zenith interface as a craggy cave wall is from glossy magazine paper. I crave the time when the internet was a lacuna in regular existence, and not the entirety of it.” Good evening, Internet…

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