Refugee Stories, Black Women Architects, Sharing Stories from 1977, More: Tuesday ResearchBuzz, October 26, 2021


KSL TV: Global refugee archive collecting the stories of the world’s displaced.. “The struggles of refugees around the world have captured headlines recently due to the plight of the Afghan people. A Global Refugee Archive launched today at Brigham Young University by a nonprofit plans to preserve those stories. This is a digital archive to be housed at the Harold B. Lee Library Scholars Archive. The stories will be available to the public, academic researchers and humanitarians.”

Arch Daily: FIRST 500 Celebrates the Achievements of Black Women Architects. “FIRST 500 is a global initiative documenting the achievements of Black women architects, and now the organization has launched a new website. Serving as a digital archive, the website aims to raise awareness about Black women architects and their accomplishments, provide resources for students, practitioners and aspiring architects, and build a community for Black women in the field.”

University of Houston: ‘Sharing Stories from 1977’ Launches Digital Archive Preview. “Sharing Stories from 1977: Putting the National Women’s Conference on the Map, a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Collaborative Research Grant, highlights a multi-year, multi-state, multi-institutional effort, led by Moores professor of history Nancy Beck Young and associate professor of history Leandra Zarnow, to document and analyze the experience and impact of thousands of delegates and observers of the 1977 National Women’s Conference (NWC). The goal of the project is to create an open source digital archive that spurs quantitative and qualitative scholarship as well as public engagement. An online preview of this project is now live.”


Politico: ‘This is NOT normal’: Facebook employees vent their anguish. “Facebook has long polarized the ranks of its own employees, and whistleblower Frances Haugen’s trove of leaked internal documents paint a vivid new picture of what this dialogue looked like behind closed doors at the social media giant. A common theme is anger.”

Google Blog: Learn a new word every day. “Now, through the Google app on your phone, you can sign up to receive daily notifications that help you learn new words and some of the interesting facts behind them. For example, did you know the word ‘benefactor’ comes from the Latin saying ‘bene facere,’ which means ‘do good?'”


Katie Harbath created a Google Doc for tracking all the Facebook Papers stories. At this writing there are over 71 stories on the list.


Associated Press: EXPLAINER: Just what are ‘The Facebook Papers,’ anyway?. “The Facebook Papers project represents a unique collaboration among 17 American news organizations, including The Associated Press. Journalists from a variety of newsrooms, large and small, worked together to gain access to thousands of pages of internal company documents obtained by Frances Haugen, the former Facebook product manager-turned-whistleblower.”

Washington Post: The case against Mark Zuckerberg: Insiders say Facebook’s CEO chose growth over safety. “Late last year, Mark Zuckerberg faced a choice: Comply with demands from Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party to censor anti-government dissidents or risk getting knocked offline in one of Facebook’s most lucrative Asian markets. In America, the tech CEO is a champion of free speech, reluctant to remove even malicious and misleading content from the platform. But in Vietnam, upholding the free speech rights of people who question government leaders could have come with a significant cost in a country where the social network earns more than $1 billion in annual revenue, according to a 2018 estimate by Amnesty International.”

NiemanLab: Vox Media has built a visual way to experience podcasts. It’s accessible to deaf audiences — and gorgeous.. “You listen to a podcast. That’s the only option, right? For their new show More Than This, Vox Media set out to create a podcast that could also be seen and felt. The result was an ‘immersive transcript’ that’s accessible to deaf and hard of hearing audiences.”


New York Times: Ignoring Sanctions, Russia Renews Broad Cybersurveillance Operation. “Russia’s premier intelligence agency has launched another campaign to pierce thousands of U.S. government, corporate and think-tank computer networks, Microsoft officials and cybersecurity experts warned on Sunday, only months after President Biden imposed sanctions on Moscow in response to a series of sophisticated spy operations it had conducted around the world.”

Reuters: Australia publisher calls government on Facebook, regulator concerned. “A small Australian publisher is calling for the government to enforce a new law to compel Facebook Inc to negotiate a content deal, prompting the architect of the rule to say he he was ‘concerned’ about the social media giant’s behaviour.”

ProPublica: Scammers Are Using Fake Job Ads to Steal People’s Identities. “From Facebook to LinkedIn to Indeed, ads are popping up that promise well-paying jobs — if applicants provide their Social Security numbers and other details up front. Scammers then use the information to apply for unemployment benefits.” Good morning, Internet…

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