Let The Body Speak, Creative Commons, Twitter, More: Saturday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, October 8, 2022


The Place: ‘Let The Body Speak’ A Digital Hub Supporting Ukrainian Dancers. “The Contemporary Dance Platform, as part of the British Council’s UK/Ukraine Season of Culture, has created a digital hub to collect dance videos from Ukrainian dancers and choreographers called Let The Body Speak. Let The Body Speak aims to create a digital archive of works, movement practices and discussions that Ukrainian dance artists are having in these unprecedented times.”


Creative Commons: Join Us to Celebrate 20 Years of Creative Commons. “In November 2022, CC will bring the 20th anniversary celebration to an official close with both online and in-person activities. The CC Global Network and our broader community are at the heart of CC’s work to support better sharing for an open commons, so we are inviting you to be a part of marking this milestone. There are several ways you can join the celebration — pick one or all!”


PopCulture: Social Media Network to Livestream Look-Ins for MLB Postseason Games. “Twitter recently announced that it will livestream look-ins for MLB postseason games, making it the only social media platform to officially stream live look-ins during the playoffs. Official Twitter accounts from MLB, Blecher Report, ESPN and MLB on Fox will stream live look-ins, and MLB Network will provide shoulder programming.”

Search Engine Roundtable: Google Still Working On Getting Timestamps Accurate In Search Results. “Google is still working on getting the timestamps accurate in the search results and news search results. Several publishers, including the Director of SEO at USA Today and the SEO Editor for Wall Street Journal, complained about the inaccurate timestamps in Google Search the other day.”


Techdirt: Arizona GOP Secretary Of State Candidate Insists ‘Deep State’ Google Is Blocking His Website; Turns Out He Requested It Not Be Indexed. “… it is true that if you search for his campaign website on Google, you come up empty (though you do find lots of other stuff about him, including his lies about the 2020 election). However as Grid News figured out, the reality is not just different, but (for yet another reason) raises serious questions about [Mark] Finchem’s competence. It turns out that Finchem’s campaign inserted a ‘noindex’ meta tag… telling Google not to index it or show it in search.”

TechCrunch: Google will open its first data center in Japan in 2023. “Google said today that it will open its first data center in Japan by 2023. The company noted that this data center will be located in Inzai City, Chiba and is a part of its $730 million infrastructure fund that will continue through 2024. This is the company’s third data center in Asia after Taiwan and Singapore.”


KTOO: Alaska Legislature’s new social media policy nixes banning and blocking. “If Alaska’s state legislators remove constituents’ comments or block them on social media, they may forfeit state-paid legal protection, according to a new social media policy adopted Friday. A House-Senate panel voted 8-3 in favor of adopting the new policy on behalf of the entire Legislature.”


Vox: The Instagram capital of the world is a terrible place to be. “The problem of travel at this particular moment is not too many people traveling in general, it is too many people wanting to experience the exact same thing because they all went to the same websites and read the same reviews. It’s created the idea that if you do not go to this specific bar or stay in this exact neighborhood, all the money and time you spent on being here has been wasted, and you have settled for something that is not as perfect as it could have been.”

The Conversation: Why so many medieval manuscripts feature doodles – and what they reveal. “Although you wouldn’t dare doodle on a medieval manuscript today, squiggly lines (sometimes resembling fish or even elongated people), mini-drawings (a knight fighting a snail, for instance), and random objects appear quite often in medieval books. Usually found in the flyleaves or margins, doodles can often give medievalists (specialists in medieval history and culture) important insights into how people in earlier centuries understood and reacted to the narrative on the page.”

Michigan Daily: The Queen is dead, long live the memes. “Social media is engineered to get you to feel strong emotions and see controversial opinions so that you continue to engage with their app, and yeah, the Queen’s passing seems to have elicited a few strong emotions, to say the least. While there may be some serious discussion potential on the privilege of the royal family and the unfixed damage of the British empire, most likely the closest we’ll get is quite a few ver hearty ‘RIP bozo’s.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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