University of Arkansas Photography, Indiana Basketball, Mission: Interplanetary, More: Friday Evening ResearchBuzz, March 12, 2021


University of Arkansas: Libraries Digitize Largest Collection of University Photos to Date. “The University of Arkansas Picture Collection (MC 2467) contains around 5,500 photos and negatives depicting the U of A campus and scenes from around the state. Now, over 1,300 of these items have been digitized and made available to the public online at no cost. Images will continue to be added to the digital collection over the course of this multi-year project.”

WBIW: Indiana Historical Society offers multiple basketball resources to celebrate Indiana’s game. “The eyes of the basketball world are beginning to focus on Indiana as it hosts almost non-stop basketball for the next 28 days. To celebrate this historic month of basketball, the Indiana Historical Society has assembled multiple resources for fans.”


Arizona State University: ASU Interplanetary Initiative launches new podcast partnership with Slate. “‘Mission: Interplanetary’ is a weekly podcast hosted by former NASA astronaut Cady Coleman and scientist and author Andrew Maynard. Each episode features the hosts engaging with experts about the big questions, challenges and mysteries humans face as we venture out to explore the solar system and beyond.”

CNET: TikTok rolls out new features to combat bullying, harassment. “TikTok wants to foster a community where its users treat each other with kindness and respect. With that goal in mind, the popular video-sharing app on Wednesday introduced new features intended to combat bullying and harassment on the platform.”


Mixdown: Twitch, TikTok + more: the five best social media platforms for musicians to use. “From social media to streaming servers to video games, there is an opportunity for all artists to engage with a new platform for their music. Read on below to find out more about five popular platforms which are allowing artists to chart, promote, perform and engage with their audience all through an online platform.” You won’t learn about any new platforms here but the examples provided are eye-opening.


The Guardian: Australian archives agency is allowing ‘national treasures’ to deteriorate, internal review finds. “The funding-starved National Archives of Australia is allowing documents to deteriorate, potentially against its legal obligations, and is struggling to meet its mandate to preserve government records and make them public, a damning review has found.”

Washington Post: They’re worried their mom is becoming a conspiracy theorist. She thinks they’re the ones living in a fantasy world.. “In a country where disinformation was spreading like a disease, Celina Knippling resolved to administer facts to her mom like medicine­. She and her four siblings could do nothing about the lies that had spread outward from Washington since Election Day, or the violence it had provoked. But maybe they could do something to stop dangerous political fantasies and extremism from metastasizing within their family. Maybe they could do something about Claire.”


Economic Times / Bloomberg: Google faces ‘very large’ EU Ad probe. “European Union Competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Google faces a ‘very large investigation’ into its advertising business, adding a new front to a decade-long antitrust battle.”

Reuters: Facebook, Google fight bill that would help U.S. news industry. “Lobbyists for Facebook and Google threw their weight against new U.S. legislation that seeks to aid struggling news publishers by allowing them to negotiate collectively against the tech companies over revenue sharing and other deals.”

Philadelphia Inqurier: A Bucks County woman created ‘deepfake’ videos to harass rivals on her daughter’s cheerleading squad, DA says. “A Bucks County woman anonymously sent coaches on her teen daughter’s cheerleading squad fake photos and videos that depicted the girl’s rivals naked, drinking, or smoking, all in a bid to embarrass them and force them from the team, prosecutors say.” Good evening, Internet…

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