Kangaroo Island Art, Photo Scanning, Free Web Hosting, More: Thursday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, July 28, 2022


The Islander: Art Museum of Kangaroo Island takes on historical art project. “Some of the first European art of Kangaroo Island is on its way back home – in digital form – thanks to an Art Museum of Kangaroo Island project. The project is called ‘Kangaroo Island Art: Explorers and Settlers’.”


WIRED: How to Digitize Old Photos With Your Phone. “Bring memories back to life by taking your old pictures into the future. We tested three popular photo scanning apps against a scanner.”

MakeUseOf: The 6 Best Free Website Hosting Services. “Need to create your own website? It’s easier than you’d think, especially nowadays with all the handy services and platforms out there—not to mention all the free web hosts you can pick from. Keep reading to be pointed toward the best free web hosts and most popular free web hosting services currently available.”

Search Engine Journal: How To Go Live On TikTok: A Step By Step Guide. “Whether you’re an individual influencer or part of a social media team for a brand, here’s how to set up your first ever TikTok LIVE with this detailed, step-by-step guide.”


Pittsburgh City Paper: Environmental watchdogs petition to remove access fee on oil and gas well database. “Environmental activists are calling on a state agency to eliminate access fees for a database containing detailed information about orphaned and abandoned oil and gas wells across the commonwealth that they believe Pennsylvania taxpayers should have access to free of charge.”

Six News Australia: Why we’ve created a new Twitter account to monitor MPs on TikTok. “We hear about it almost every day – misinformation spreading on social media, and on platforms like TikTok. But while some think of it as a ‘dancing app,’ TikTok is being used by MPs and parties a lot these days. Labor, the Liberals, The Greens, One Nation & the Victorian Socialists are just some of the parties with active TikTok accounts.”

New York Times: Ties Between Alex Jones and Radio Network Show Economics of Misinformation. “Ted Anderson, a precious metals seller, was hoping to rustle up some business for his gold and silver dealership when he started a radio network out of a Minneapolis suburb a couple of decades ago. Soon after, he signed a brash young radio host named Alex Jones. Together, they ended up shaping today’s misinformation economy.”


Reuters: Russia fines Google $34 million for breaching competition rules. “Russia’s competition watchdog fined Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s Google 2 billion roubles ($34.2 million) on Tuesday for abusing its dominant position in the video hosting market, the regulator said in a statement. The decision is the latest multi-million dollar fine as part of Moscow’s increasingly assertive campaign against foreign tech companies.”


PsyPost: Colorful urban environments promote wellbeing, even if they are just in virtual reality. “A new study in Frontiers in Virtual Reality tested the effects of vegetation and colorful patterns in an urban environment. Employing virtual reality, the study found that green vegetation caused volunteers to walk more slowly, while also increasing their heartrate, indicating a pleasurable experience. Meanwhile, colorful patterns increased alertness, fascination and curiosity.”

NewsWise: Rigor and Transparency Index: Large Scale Analysis of Scientific Reporting Quality. “Improving rigor and transparency measures should lead to improvements in reproducibility across the scientific literature, but assessing measures of transparency tends to be very difficult if performed manually by reviewers.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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