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Medieval Manuscripts, Michigan Monkeypox Information, Library of Congress, More: Monday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, July 25, 2022

NEW RESOURCES

Otago Daily Times: Medieval manuscripts enter 21st century. “A cache of medieval manuscripts, once owned by former publisher AH Reed, have been transferred to the digital age, writes Simon Henderson.”

Monroe News: State of Michigan creates monkeypox information website. “Created by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), the site provides information about the signs and symptoms of MPV, the number of cases in the state by county, treatment, and resources for the public.”

TWEAKS AND UPDATES

Library of Congress: What’s new online at the Library of Congress – Summer 2022. New and updated collections, new datasets, over 500 new open access ebooks, newly-digitized books, and crowdsourced transcriptions.

USEFUL STUFF

WIRED: BeReal Basics: How to Use the ‘Unfiltered’ Social Media App. “BeReal sends users a prompt at a random time each day, urging them to snap a picture and send it to their friends. You only have two minutes to respond, and a two-image collage is captured from your front and back cameras.”

Tom’s Hardware: How to Connect Your Raspberry Pi Pico W to Twitter via IFTTT. “We’ve already covered how to pass data to and from a Raspberry Pi Pico W to another web service, Anvil. But what if you just want to collect some data and send it off into the world? There are many ways to do this, but the simplest has to be IFTTT.”

AROUND THE INTERNET WORLD

Balkan Transitional Justice: Fractured History: Why Kosovo Has No Proper Wartime Archive. “The Council for the Defence of Human Rights and Freedoms is still the main repository for records produced by various individual human rights activists in Kosovo from 1989 to 1999. Over the last two decades, very little has been done to collect archive materials related to the war. Since the war ended, the Kosovo State Archives hasn’t managed to create any proper archival collection. The head of the State Archives, Bedri Zyberaj said that the materials it holds related to the war are photographs and some articles from foreign newspapers about the conflict.”

TechRadar: I came across this unloved browser and now Google Chrome looks even worse. “From controlling how much of any given resource websites can use to built-in adblocker to its tight integrations with Discord, YouTube Music, and more directly through the browser interface, there are near endless ways users can augment their experience with Opera GX.”

CNET: How An NFT Trader Lost $150K Trying to Troll Twitter Bots. “Scams and frauds are ubiquitous in crypto, but sometimes the biggest losses are those people inflict upon themselves. On Wednesday, one NFT trader suffered a spectacular loss of 100 ether, or $150,000, because of a joke gone wrong.” It was a silly thing for them to do, but much respect to this person for 100% owning it.

SECURITY & LEGAL

Axios: Exclusive: White House cyber office taps Google exec. “The White House’s Office of the National Cyber Director has named Google executive Camille Stewart Gloster as a deputy national cyber director focused on workforce programs and supply chain security issues, according to an administration official familiar with the hire.”

RESEARCH & OPINION

Augusta University: New collaboration teaches empathy via virtual reality. “LIVE [Learning through Interprofessional Virtual Experiences] uses virtual reality to train nurses through end-of-life simulation, which teaches them empathy and helps them practice techniques to better support their future patients and families.”

Search Engine Journal: $115M In Ad Spend Lost To Clickbait Sites, Report Finds. “Media investment analysis company Ebiquity found that clickbait and made-for-advertising (MFA) sites captured $115 million of their clients’ $1.47 billion ad budget from January 2020 to May 2022. This translates to 7.8% of their clients’ ad budget, rising to 9.8% for US clients.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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