Zanesville Museum of Art, Malta National Archives, Dragonera Nature Park, More: Monday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, November 22, 2021


Times Recorder: Local News Briefs: Museum of Art launches online database. “The Zanesville Museum of Art recently launched an online database of its permanent collection, featuring more than 8,000 pieces…. The database includes more than 3,000 works with items from the American art pottery, studio pottery, paintings and other sections.”

Times of Malta: Website brings Malta’s recent history to people’s computers. “The National Archives have activated Memorja, a website featuring videos, voice recordings and pictures of Malta through the ages in what should be a field day for history buffs. The inauguration was made by Culture Minister Jose’ Herrera, who said this project is a showcase of Malta and the Maltese.” The comments on this article complain about a broken site that’s hard to navigate. I took a quick look. It’s fine. It is weird to have the little shopping cart icon on the home page.

Majorca Daily Bulletin: New website all about the island of Dragonera. “The Council of Mallorca has launched a website with information about the Dragonera Nature Park… The home page has three blocks of content – Visit the park, Itineraries and Environmental Education – and this content enables users to know everything that the park offers ‘in a simple and intuitive way’.”


Ars Technica: Google Messages update translates iMessage responses for Android users. “Of course, in an ideal world, the non-stopgap solution to this communication problem would be for Apple to add RCS messaging support to iPhones, or for it to make iMessage an open standard, or for Apple and Google and the world’s phone carriers to get on the same page about a single standard that they can all support.”

CNET: Twitter partners with S&P 500 on stock index that crowdsources public opinion. “The S&P 500 Twitter Sentiment Index launched on Thursday to measure public opinion of companies in the S&P 500 stock market index. Through the Twitter API, S&P analyzes both bearish and bullish tweets in real time to score the level of positive sentiment surrounding each company.”


Coin Week: Online Resources for Researching Ancient Coins. “With thousands of types issued by hundreds of cities, states, and rulers over many centuries, information on ancient coins is scattered across out-of-print books and obscure journal articles in many languages. A common saying among old-school collectors is ‘buy the book before you buy the coin’ – but finding these books often requires diligent, patient search, and buying them may demand deep pockets. Fortunately, during the past two decades, a tremendous range of instantly accessible online resources has emerged to help the collector of ancient coins in their study and research.”


ZDNet: Over a million WordPress sites breached. “WordPress is far more than just blogs. It powers over 42% of all websites. So whenever there’s a WordPress security failure, it’s a big deal. And now GoDaddy, which is the top global web hosting firm with tens of millions more sites than its competition, reports that data on 1.2 million of its WordPress customers has been exposed.” This looks really bad.

Korea Joongang Daily: Google’s response to Korea ‘laughable’: CAF leader. “Korea’s ongoing battle with the world’s largest tech companies is shaping up to be epic. Months in, the country’s aggressive gambit, in the form of the ‘Anti-Google law,’ has been met with a seeming flimflam from Google and a stiff-arm from Apple. It might be a disappointing result if it were not for the fact that the world has taken note, and Korea is fast becoming a base camp for a global resistance to what is referred to by some as a duopoly.”

KnowTechie: For the love of all that is holy, stop using these terrible passwords. “The website NordPass has released its list of the 200 most common passwords that are used around the world. The overwhelming majority of the top results used can be cracked in just a matter of a few seconds, according to the website.”


Washington Post: One-third of children ages 7 to 9 use social media apps, study says. “It’s not just teens but much younger kids who are also using social media. About a third of children ages 7 to 9 use social media apps on phones or tablets, according to a report from children’s health researchers at the University of Michigan.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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