Japanese Woodblock Prints, Romani Concentration Camp Records, Microsoft Teams, More: Friday Evening ResearchBuzz, July 16, 2021


My Modern Met: Download 1,000+ Japanese Woodblock Prints by Edo-Era Master Hiroshige . “The Minneapolis Institute of Art recently made their extensive digital collection of woodblock prints by Hiroshige available to view and even download via their website. Within this 1,000+ image archive are examples of his landscapes, cityscapes, portraits, and more—many of which influenced Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters like Monet and Van Gogh.”

Romea: Czech local archive publishes digitalized records online of the former concentration camp for Romani people at Lety. “News server reports that the State Regional Archive (SOA) in Třeboň, Czech Republic has released on its website its archival collection of digitalized documents about the WWII-era concentration camp called the Zigeunerlager (in Czech, Cikánský tábor) at Lety; the digital collection was created in collaboration with the Institute of the Terezín Initiative in Prague as part of a project called the ‘Database of victims of the national socialist persecution of “gypsies”‘.”


MakeUseOf: 8 New Microsoft Teams Meeting and Search Features You Must Try. “As more people work remotely than ever before, tech companies are enhancing their online productivity suites to provide a seamless user experience. As part of the same effort, Microsoft has added new search and meeting features to Teams. Let’s find out how you can work more efficiently with these new features.”

Ubergizmo: Twitter Rolls Out Automatic Captioning For Voice Tweets. “Users won’t have to do much work themselves. All they need to do is record a voice tweet like they would normally, and then the other user will just have to click on the CC button to view the captions. However, it seems that this is a feature for the web so if you’re viewing it on mobile, it won’t work.”


CNN: Twitter is a mess in India. Here’s how it got there. “The company has struggled to fill key spots mandated by the government that other firms have had more success with. And tech experts told CNN Business that they’re puzzled by Twitter’s seeming inability to commit to either complying with the rules or to taking a stand and defying them entirely.”

YourStory: Top tech blogger Amit Agarwal on building a global content business for over 15 years. “Amit Agarwal has developed projects with the likes of Airbus, LinkedIn, Disney, and even the US embassy. In a conversation with YourStory, the professional tech blogger shares his success secrets, building a global content business from Bharat, and more.”


NOLA: Two library workers sue New Orleans, alleging social media policy stifles criticism. “Two New Orleans public library workers filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the municipal government, Mayor LaToya Cantrell and her top deputy, alleging that a June 2020 policy infringes on their free speech rights and threatens to punish them for any criticism they might express, even in their private lives.”

Wired: The net is closing on child sexual abuse images. “Each day, a team of analysts faces a seemingly endless mountain of horrors. The team of 21, who work at the Internet Watch Foundation’s office in Cambridgeshire, spend hours trawling through images and videos containing child sexual abuse. And, each time they find a photo or piece of footage it needs to be assessed and labelled. Last year alone the team identified 153,383 webpages with links to child sexual abuse imagery.”


Bloomberg: Social Media Fails to Curb Racist Emojis Aimed at Soccer Stars. “A wave of online racism aimed at some of England’s Black soccer players has highlighted how social media companies’ content moderation systems are failing to monitor the use of emojis.” Good evening, Internet…

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