Ward Melville, ILOSTAT, Google Calendar, More: Tuesday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, June 14, 2022


TBR Newsmedia: WMHO partners with East Hampton Library to digitize Ward Melville’s legacy. “The Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO) has announced the digitization of over 500 records of Dogwood Hollow and the development of Stony Brook Village Center in conjunction with the East Hampton Library’s Long Island Collection. These records are available to the public free of charge on a ‘next generation’ interactive platform.”

International Labour Organization: New ILO database highlights labour market challenges of persons with disabilities . “There are an estimated 1 billion persons with disabilities around the world, or 15 per cent of the global population. Most of them are of working age. New labour market indicators are now available on ILOSTAT that reveal the many challenges faced by persons with disabilities compared with persons without when it comes to the world of work.”


The Verge: Google’s changing its calendar invites to be clearer and more modern. “The next time a Google Calendar invitation lands in your inbox, you may notice that it looks a little different. Google announced on Monday that it is making updates to the emails it sends out for calendar events, tweaking them to look more modern and to surface important information quickly.”

9to5 Google: Twitter app switched ‘Copy link’ and ‘Bookmark’ – Here’s how to delete unwanted bookmarks. “An update to the Twitter app has swapped the placement of two buttons, leading many to inadvertently bookmark tweets. Here’s what changed and how to delete your Twitter bookmarks.”

Variety: Level, Website for Black Men Aged 30+, Goes Solo From “Level, the publication for Black men launched on Medium three years ago, has migrated to its own website… with Medium founder/CEO Ev Williams serving as the lead investor.”


MakeUseOf: 5 Best Free AI Text to Art Generators to Create an Image From What You Type . “Is there anything artificial intelligence can’t do? It seems like every month, there’s a mesmerizing new technological breakthrough. The trending breakthrough is how AI can now take a sentence you type and turn it into a painting or an image. And you can try it right now with these free apps.”


Axios: Government expands investigation into Trump’s social network deal. “Federal securities regulators have expanded their investigation into the planned merger between a blank check acquisition company and former President Trump’s social media business, known as Truth Social, according to a Monday morning filing with the SEC.”


Environmental Defense Fund: New Tool Shows Air Pollution’s Path. “Environmental Defense Fund today unveiled Air Tracker, a first-of-its-kind web-based tool that allows users to plot the likely path of air pollution. Run on real-time, trusted scientific models and coupled with air pollution and weather data and developed in partnership with the University of Utah and the CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, Air Tracker helps users learn more about the air they’re breathing, including pollution concentrations and its potential sources.” Currently only available for Houston, Salt Lake City, and Pittsburgh, which is why it’s under Research instead of New Resources.

PsyPost: People attribute information they found online to their own memory instead of the internet. “Human cognition is now so intertwined with the internet, a knowledge-sharing system that can be accessed any time anywhere, that the boundaries between individual knowledge (i.e., personal memory) and collective knowledge (i.e., external online information) are becoming increasingly blurred. In other words, people may mistakenly believe that information they found online is from their personal memory.”


Fast Company: 3 years ago Notre-Dame caught on fire. This video game lets you fight to save it. “A detailed architectural model of the building—originally made for another video game—has players working to save the burning cathedral.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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