Saffron Walden Reporter: Essex village celebrates 1,000 years of memories with new archive. “St Botolph’s Church in Hadstock was consecrated 1,001 years ago, with celebrations marking the milestone throughout 2020 and 2021. Hadstock’s online archive has been launched at the end of the celebrations as a record of 1,000 years in the life of an Essex village.” Read the article and see all everything they did for the archive.
BusinessWire: Optomec Launches Library for Customer Publications on Printed Metal and Electronics (PRESS RELEASE). “Optomec Inc., a manufacturer of industrial 3D Additive Manufacturing machines, announced today that it has created an online search tool for researchers seeking published work in the areas of Printed Electronics and 3D Printed Metals. The new tool, called Additive Research Hub, catalogs scores of research papers written and published by Optomec machine users worldwide and allows researchers to find relevant papers through a keyword search tool. Optomec users have published more than 3500 academic papers, half of which were published in just the last 4 years.”
TWEAKS AND UPDATES
Veterans Administration: Bridge My Return opens to spouses, caregivers. “Bridge My Return (BMR) is now open to military and Veteran spouses and caregivers to help them find meaningful employment. Military spouses often make personal career sacrifices to follow their service member’s military career. These may include moves every 2-3 years, postings to remote duty stations with limited career opportunities, or multiple deployments of their service member, effectively leaving them as single parents.”
TechCrunch: TikTok expands LIVE platform with new features, including events, co-hosts, Q&As and more. “TikTok announced this morning it’s expanding its TikTok LIVE platform, which currently allows creators to livestream to fans while responding to viewer comments and questions and accept virtual gifts. Now, the LIVE experience will include a number of new features for creators to make it more competitive with platforms like Instagram Live, including the ability to go live with others, host Q&As, use moderators and improved keyword filters, and more.”
NPR: Olympians Are Dominating TikTok. Here’s How To Follow Along. “Hashtags like #olympictiktok, #tokyo2020 and #tokyoolympics are filled with videos from Olympians chronically their experiences in Tokyo (cardboard beds play a starring role), as well as from fans shipping their national team and favorite athletes from the comfort of home. Here are just a few of our favorite athletes to follow.”
AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD
The Verge: How A Teen Punk Led A Movement For Disabled People Online. “When Tyler Trewhella opened Tumblr in 2014 and posted a photo of themself outside a diner, they had no idea that image would become their legacy. The photo shows them with cane in hand and cigarette in mouth, clad in boots, a denim jacket with pins, and a hat with earflaps. A small banner across the picture was originally going to say ‘diner punk,’ but they decided at the last second to change it to ‘cripple punk.’ Tongue in cheek, they captioned the post, ‘i’m starting a movement.'”
MIT Technology Review: She risked everything to expose Facebook. Now she’s telling her story.. “Her story reveals that it is really pure luck that we now know so much about how Facebook enables election interference globally. [Sophie] Zhang was not just the only person fighting an entire swath of political manipulation, it also wasn’t her job. She had discovered the problem because of a unique confluence of skills and passion, then taken it upon herself, driven by an extraordinary sense of moral responsibility. To regulators around the world considering how to rein in the company, this should be a wakeup call.”
Texas State Library and Archives Commission: Texas State Library and Archives Commission Announces $3.75 Million “Texans Need Strong Libraries” Initiative. “The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is pleased to announce the Texans Need Strong Libraries initiative. This $3,750,000 appropriation from the 87th Regular Texas Legislature was signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott. These funds will be used to support the development of quality library services across Texas, with special attention to job seeker initiatives, digital inclusion, affordable e-resources and increased digital access to primary historical sources.”
RESEARCH & OPINION
University of California Merced: Computer Science and Engineering Professor, Students Improve Database Query Results with NSF Grant. “Every time you surf the web, check your credit card balance, or even sign up for a class at UC Merced, you’re using a relational database. Relational databases are basically the back end of operating software, aggregating information and culling results based on your search or query. Improving the speed of these results, known as query optimization, is the focus of computer science and engineering Professor Florin Rusu and his third-year graduate students Yesdaulet Izenov and Asoke Datta.”
New York University: Machine Learning for Cardiovascular Disease Improves When Social, Environmental Factors Are Included. “Machine learning can accurately predict cardiovascular disease and guide treatment—but models that incorporate social determinants of health better capture risk and outcomes for diverse groups.” Good afternoon, Internet…
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