USPTO Virtual Events, Tweet Tiles, Searching Streaming Media, More: Wednesday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, August 31, 2022


USPTO: Quarterly series introducing intellectual property beginning this week in Spanish and English. “Are you curious about intellectual property (IP) and want to learn more? This free United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) virtual series, Introduction to intellectual property, is offered quarterly and begins again with Intellectual property fundamentals on August 30 at 2 p.m. ET. In addition to the series in English, there is a corresponding series in Spanish, Introducción a la propiedad intelectual.”


NiemanLab: Twitter is letting some news publishers post customizable cards. “Have you noticed that some news article cards on Twitter are looking a little different lately? The social media company rolled out Tweet Tiles — ‘a new, customizable way to expand the creative surface area of a Tweet’ — to three news publishers last week, a Twitter spokesperson confirmed.”


ZDNet: Want to search across all of your streaming channels? These two apps can help . “Fortunately for us, there are some half-a-dozen applications and services that make it possible to easily search across over 100 streaming channels for our favorite TV shows and movies. That said, in my experience, only two of them, JustWatch and Reelgood, are good and mature enough to deserve your TV-watching time.”

Search Engine Journal: 16 Places To Create A Free Brand Logo. “Since a logo is a visual representation of a company’s image and can be the first thing a potential customer sees, it’s important to get it right. That way, people can get a clear picture of the brand identity from the image you create. When creating a logo, it’s essential to consider several things, such as color scheme, font style, and overall design. So, here we’ve put together some of the best sites to help you get your logo ready for your brand.”

For a given value of “Useful”. PC World: 14 popular Google Doodle games you can still play . “Most Google Doodles revolve around art that transforms the iconic search engine’s logo to celebrate anniversaries and special events, or to raise awareness of ongoing issues, like recent ones that shone a spotlight on Route 66 and Teacher Appreciation Day. But a few times each year, the Google Doodle team goes one step further and cranks out some high-quality games that take the drawings to another level.”


Washington Post: ‘Mutilated by rats,’ burned, trashed: 200 years of presidential papers lost. “Until the 1970s, former presidents could do pretty much whatever they wanted with their presidential papers. That often was a problem. Some papers ‘were purposely destroyed, while others fell victim to chance destruction,’ concluded a 1978 congressional study. ‘Others have been scattered to the four winds.'”


BBC: Nato investigates hacker sale of missile firm data. “Nato is assessing the impact of a data breach of classified military documents being sold by a hacker group online. The data includes blueprints of weapons being used by Nato allies in the Ukraine war. Criminal hackers are selling the dossiers after stealing data linked to a major European weapons maker.”

Axios: Anatomy of a text message phishing scam. “The growth of text-based phishing scams hit close to home for Axios last week when several employees got fake text messages claiming to be from company president and co-founder Roy Schwartz…. We dug into the recent campaign targeting Axios employees to learn more about how these scams operate — especially as reports about text message scams continue to outpace reports about email scams this year for the first time, per the Federal Trade Commission.”


Thumbsticks: Preserving games media is as important as preserving the games themselves. “Another video game website will soon disappear, along with nearly a decade of articles. In the digital age, more has to be done to preserve video games coverage and criticism.”

Newswise: 41% of teenagers can’t tell the difference between true and fake online health messages . “A new study has found that teenagers have a hard time discerning between fake and true health messages. Only 48% of the participants trusted accurate health messages (without editorial elements) more than fake ones. Meanwhile, 41% considered fake and true neutral messages equally trustworthy and 11% considered true neutral health messages less trustworthy than fake health messages.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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