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Orthopedic Job Positions, TikTok, World Games, More: Monday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, November 16, 2020

NEW RESOURCES

Becker’s Spine Review: 148 employers post more than 500 orthopedic positions on new website. “The website was created by The Academic Orthopaedic Consortium in response to residents’ and fellows’ frustrations identifying jobs. It launched Nov. 2. The consortium’s membership base includes 140 university-based orthopedic programs, whose 2,700 members comprise orthopedic chairs, division chiefs, chief administrative officers, and 2,000 residents and fellows. The organization also has ties to more than 700 private orthopedic practices.”

TWEAKS AND UPDATES

CNN: TikTok granted two more weeks to reach a deal for US business. “After seemingly blowing past the Trump administration’s deadline for TikTok to find a new owner, the US government has quietly given the embattled social media platform a reprieve. TikTok will now have another 15 days, until Nov. 27, to persuade US national security officials that its proposed deal with Oracle (ORCL) and Walmart should be approved, according to a court filing.”

The World Games: TWG Archive Under The Roof Of The Olympic Channel Digital Archive . “The World Games archive has moved to a new house. From now on, IWGA stakeholders can access videos and pictures covering the 40 years of the Games through the Olympic Channel digital archive. The IWGA archive features approximately 1,700 videos and 10,500 pictures including assets from all ten Games editions including the first edition of The World Games in Santa Clara, California in 1981 to the most recent event in Wroclaw, Poland in 2017.”

UPI: North Korea Twitter accounts get noticed in South. “North Korea could be expanding its social media presence with at least two new Twitter accounts, but the South says the online profiles cannot be verified.”

AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

KTOO: Sealaska Heritage Institute awarded federal grant to publish Tlingit, Haida archives for language revitalization project. “Late Tlingit scholars Nora Ḵeixwnéi Marks and Richard Xwaayeenák̲ Dauenhauer once dedicated the first volume of their book ‘Classics of Tlingit Oral Literature’ to Tlingit orators. They co-edited the four-volume series and were two-time winners of the American Book Award. The couple carried the knowledge of Southeast Alaska’s Native languages into the 21st century. Recently, the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded Sealaska Heritage Institute a two-year grant to process and digitally publish a massive collection of Tlingit and Haida documents archived by the late scholars.”

Voice of America: Chinese Authorities Punish Citizens for Using Foreign Social Media. “Chinese Communist Party officials appear to be increasing their harassment and punishment of Chinese internet users who publish on foreign social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. China’s government firewall blocks access to those sites, but users can use VPNs and other technology to circumvent it.”

SECURITY & LEGAL

Texas A&M Today: How The Google Lawsuit Will Affect The Future Of Technology. “The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a lawsuit against Google on Oct. 20 due to alleged violations of antitrust laws. Experts say the lawsuit could change how we understand Big Tech companies and use technology. ‘A lot of people are concerned about the concentration of power that Google has,’ said Texas A&M University Professor Kirby Goidel of the Department of Communication. ‘Although one can say that Google has not been awful in how they use their power, that doesn’t mean they can’t be.'”

RESEARCH & OPINION

EurekAlert: Drawing the line to answer art’s big questions. “Algorithms have shown that the compositional structure of Western landscape paintings changed ‘suspiciously’ smoothly between 1500 and 2000 AD, potentially indicating a selection bias by art curators or in art historical literature, physicists from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and colleagues report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).”

NiemanLab: How are journalists like Instagram influencers? In some key ways, audiences judge them the same . “Most research on the relationship between journalism and its interlopers has focused on journalists’ own efforts to draw boundaries around their work in order to keep others out and reinforce their distinctive authority. But those efforts are empty without the assent of the audience — someone to reinforce journalists’ exceptionalism and grant them credibility based on that. So how do audiences interpret the boundaries between journalists and those interlopers, and to what extent do they even separate the two?”

OTHER THINGS I THINK ARE COOL

KING5: Former Amazon engineer creates app that reportedly translates your cat’s meows. “A former Amazon engineer who worked on Alexa has unveiled his latest pet project: an app that translates your cat’s meow. Javier Sanchez is now a project manager with Bellevue-based tech company Akvelon and has developed MeowTalk — an app that reportedly translates what your cat is vocalizing.” I dreamed several years ago that I got a potion from a wizard that let me understand what my cat was saying. After I drank it, my cat followed me around for the rest of the dream asking if I had Prince Albert in a can. Good afternoon, Internet…

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