New Jersey Diverse Sources, TikTok Citations, Instagram, More: Friday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, August 27, 2021


NJ .com: NJ. com launches New Jersey Diverse Sources Database with media partners. “NJ Advance Media, which produces content for, The Star-Ledger and other affiliated newspapers, is proud to join the Center for Cooperative Media in launching the New Jersey Diverse Sources Database. The online resource for news organizations will help journalists expand their circle of sources to include a greater variety of backgrounds.”


Fast Company: TikTok hits the big time: The MLA Handbook has decided how to cite it in academic works. “You’re writing a detailed exposition of the psychosocial impact of the TikTok Milk Crate Challenge, as compared to the all-encompassing ethos of communication methods in chivalric era Waddinxveen, and you need to cite examples. The Modern Language Association has got you covered.”

Engadget: Instagram is testing ‘interest search’ to make results more intuitive. “Instagram is working on making its search function more intuitive. The app is experimenting with changes that allow users to search for content based on topics rather than account names or hashtags.”


Bureau of Economic Geology: EarthDate: An Amazing and Powerful Tool for Educators. “EarthDate is a vibrant, entertaining, and educational weekly radio program now reaching thousands of listeners on 418 radio stations in all 50 states and Canada. There are now 231 educational podcasts ready for download and playback from the Bureau’s website… Topics range widely from the importance of bees in agriculture to the 100th anniversary of the destructive solar superstorm of 1921. Bureau Director and Texas State Geologist Dr. Scott Tinker hosts each two-minute episode.”

ComputerWorld: How Google Tables can turn up your productivity. “The final Tables version won’t be available for a while, but in the meantime, you can get a taste of what Google’s cookin’ up by checking out the service’s completely free beta version. There’s an awful lot to like about it, and if you decide to stick with it, you’ll be able to move directly from it into the official Tables version whenever that’s released. (Google says it expects that to happen sometime ‘in the next year.’)”


Washington Post: They were the world’s only all-female army. Their descendants are fighting to recapture their humanity. . “History is often told through the lens of conquerors. Generations of American schoolchildren learned more about the 15th century ‘discoveries’ of Christopher Columbus than his record of enslaving Indigenous people. Britain framed its 1897 takeover of a storied West African kingdom as a ‘punitive mission,’ glossing over the mass theft of priceless bronzes. After France seized what is now southern Benin in 1894, colonial officers disbanded the territory’s unique force of women warriors, opened new classrooms and made no mention in the curriculum of the Amazons. Even today, many in the country of 12 million know little about their foremother.”

TechRadar: Exclusive: Amazon is helping Formula 1 preserve its history with colossal video archive. “Amazon Web Services and Formula 1 are working together to migrate decades of race footage to a centralized database in the cloud, the pair have revealed. The archive migration project is an extension of an existing partnership between the two organizations, the main objective of which is to create superior experiences for fans on race days by utilizing the latest cloud analytics technologies.”


NBC News: The milk crate challenge is exploding on social media. Some platforms are trying to remove it.. “Dr. Vonda Wright, an orthopedic surgeon in Atlanta, said surgeons like herself have been sharing videos of the challenge and encouraging their followers to abstain. ‘This is probably the one that I’ve seen that has the highest potential for bodily injury that will take people out not just of their daily lives, but could have lifelong implications,’ she said.” It also seems like a kind of dumb thing to do even when ERs and hospitals are not bursting at the seams, but when they ARE…


BNN Bloomberg: Fired From Google After Critical Work, AI Researcher Mitchell to Join Startup. “The former co-head of Google’s Ethical AI research group, Margaret Mitchell, who was fired in February after a controversy over a critical paper she co-authored, will join artificial intelligence startup Hugging Face to create tools that help companies make sure their algorithms are fair.”

San Antonio Express-News: Ayala: Mexican American Civil Rights Institute deserves continued local government support. “The Mexican American Civil Rights Institute has driven home one idea in its short history: San Antonio is to Mexican American civil rights history what Atlanta is to Black civil rights history. While the latter is roundly recognized, San Antonio’s role as an activism mecca has not.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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