Metal Edge Magazine, Memory of the World, Illinois Expressway Shootings, More: Thursday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, January 27, 2022


Variety: Metal Edge Magazine Returns as Website, Archive of Classic Hard Rock Interviews. “Metal Edge, the colorful rock magazine whose monthly cover was collaged with photos of Bon Jovi, KISS, Skid Row, White Zombie and Dokken throughout the mid-’80s and ‘90s, is back. Initially published by Sterling, it shut in 2009 due to the waning popularity of both print and the mostly hair metal genre Metal Edge focused on. Metal Edge is now owned by Project M, the company behind other music and culture outlets including Revolver, Brooklyn Vegan, Goldmine, Inked and the Hard Times.”

Google Blog: Discover the Memory of the World with UNESCO. “On the occasion of International Day of Education, the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme is pleased to join forces with Google Arts & Culture to present Memory of the World, the records that hold the memory of our shared past. The digital collection brings together 66 inscriptions held by institutions across over 30 countries, all listed on the Memory of the World International Register, to tell their stories and highlight key moments in history that have left the world changed forever.”

WLS: New Illinois State Police map plots every reported expressway shooting since 2019. “Illinois State Police have launched a new tool to battle expressway shootings. The new interactive map plots out every reported shooting on every Illinois expressway since 2019. It provides details on the locations, timing and whether there were injuries or deaths linked to the shooting.”


Engadget: TikTok will add PSAs to Holocaust-related content. “TikTok is adding PSAs and informational resources about the Holocaust in an effort to combat antisemitism in its app.”

KnowTechie: Twitter is testing its own version of Instagram’s Close Friends feature. “A new feature coming to Twitter will let you have virtual conversations with up to 150 of your closest friends. It’s called ‘Flock,’ and it’s currently in the developmental stage.”


MakeUseOf: How to Make a YouTube Outro With These 3 Tools . “Your YouTube outro creates a long and lasting impression on viewers. For this reason, you should give it your best. In this article, we’ll cover three simple but powerful tools to make a killer YouTube outro.”


NiemanLab: How newsrooms are experimenting with Twitter Spaces. “Twitter Spaces, initially described as ‘ephemeral’ audio-only chats, are taking on a more permanent role. The social platform has added the ability for hosts to record the live sessions, introduced ticketing for those who want to monetize their Spaces, and devoted prime real estate in the app to the feature. They’re also actively encouraging newsrooms and journalists to take on the role of host.”

Davis Enterprise: Yan donates archive to UCD. “World-renowned celebrity chef Martin Yan’s collection of nearly 3,000 cookbooks, his first wok, thousands of photographs and other media will be the main ingredients in an archive to be established in his name at UC Davis. Yan and his wife, Susan, both UC Davis graduates, recently gifted the items and funds to create the Chef Martin Yan Legacy Archive in the UC Davis Library Archives and Special Collections.”


New York Times: Jehovah’s Witnesses Sue German Museum for Archive of Nazi-Era Abuses. “The Jehovah’s Witnesses, a pacifist religious group, are pursuing legal action against the German government to claim a family archive that documents the Nazis’ persecution of the Christian denomination. The archive comprises 31 files of documents relating to the Kusserow family, whose members were arrested, imprisoned and murdered by the Nazi regime because of their faith.”

FOSS Force: EFF Asks Appeals Court to Find DMCA Provisions Unconstitutional. “The Electronic Frontier Foundation is taking the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to court. This is nothing new. EFF has been fighting selected aspects of the DMCA since before the act was passed in 1998. In this case, EFF is taking aim at provisions of the law that have in recent years become specifically problematic for the right-to-repair movement.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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