IMO: A digital archive of care experienced people in fiction, on screen and in real life. “Care Experience & Culture is a collective and collaborative project where people with care experience from all over the world can learn more about the amazing characters in literature, film, theatre, TV, radio, blogs, websites and academia both fictional and real life.” This site is in the UK and I wasn’t sure what “care experience” was. I looked at the site and I think it means foster care / social services, that kind of thing. (At least one biography mentions the Magdalene Laundries.) Includes people from all over the world, an interesting assemblage.
UConn Today: New Website Developed By Neag School Will Assist High School History Teachers. “Connecticut is the first state in the nation to mandate that all of its high schools offer an elective class on Black and Latinx history. These classes must be taught by the fall of 2022, but many high schools have added them to the curriculum this year. Alan Marcus, a professor of curriculum and instruction in UConn’s Neag School of Education, has led a team that developed a website to assist high school teachers with the instruction of this course.” I took a quick look and didn’t see anything that was state-specific.
UNHCR: Forced To Flee: UNHCR podcast tells story of displacement over 70 years. “Over seven episodes narrated by broadcaster, author and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Anita Rani, Forced To Flee revisits some of the world’s most tumultuous events over the past 70 years. Forcibly displaced people, humanitarian workers and others tell their own extraordinary stories and offer unique perspectives on some of the most significant moments in recent history: from the Hungarian Uprising of 1956 to the fall-out from the end of the conflict in Viet Nam; from the genocide in Rwanda to the crisis in Syria.”
RTE: ‘No need to be alone’ – new map shows every Meals on Wheels service in Ireland. “A new online map which will allow people to find their nearest Meals on Wheels service has gone live…. It also contains information on other local services which could be of use to people living alone or vulnerable people.”
AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD
BloombergQuint: Facebook Considers Changes to Job Ad Platform That Targeted Gender. “Facebook Inc. is considering changes to the way its targeted ad platform works in Europe following complaints that its system sends job postings to users based on their gender.”
PetaPixel: 100ASA Photo-Sharing App Wants to Be a Real Instagram Alternative. “100ASA, an online community with over 10,000 photographers globally, has launched an app that it says is designed to be a direct competitor to Instagram.”
Search Engine Land: Second annual Search Engine Land Award for Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Search Marketing: Nominations open. “Search marketing has a diversity problem. Older data from the American Marketing Association shows that most marketing leadership is still majority white, hetero, and male. Meanwhile, the audiences we’re marketing to are more diverse and inclusive than ever. It’s a topic we’ve covered multiple times at Search Engine Land.”
SECURITY & LEGAL
New York Times: Russia Influences Hackers but Stops Short of Directing Them, Report Says. “Moscow’s intelligence services have influence over Russian criminal ransomware groups and broad insight into their activities, but they do not control the organizations’ targets, according to a report released on Thursday.”
RESEARCH & OPINION
London School of Economics: How to stop the spread of conspiracy theories and build societal resilience against fake news. “The pandemic and associated lockdowns have given rise to an acceleration in ‘fake news’ around the world over the last year. The phenomenon of mis- and disinformation takes root, evolves and proliferates and can cause real world harm. In this blog post, Pratik Dattani, of consulting group Economic Policy Group, delves deeper into how public paranoia helps conspiracy theories to turn viral through narrative localisation, and explores the measures that law enforcement officers can take to prevent the spread of fake news.”
Columbia University: Columbia to Launch $25 Million AI-based Climate Modeling Center. “Funded by the National Science Foundation, the center will leverage big data and machine learning to improve climate projections and motivate societies to invest in policies and infrastructure to confront rising seas and warmer temperatures.” Good afternoon, Internet…
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