Higher Education Outcome Data, Evernote, Twitter, More: Wednesday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, November 16, 2022


Inside Higher Ed: New Data Tool Aims to Help Campus Leaders Examine Inequities. “Users can see graphics of graduation rates for different racial groups and make graphs comparing a college’s retention rates to those of other institutions. The platform also details what support services a college offers, such as on-campus day care for students with children or weekend and evening programs.”


PRNewswire: Bending Spoons to Acquire Renowned Productivity App Evernote to Enhance Suite of Consumer-Facing Digital Products (PRESS Release). “Bending Spoons, a leading European technology company based in Milan, Italy, today announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Evernote, the renowned personal productivity app.”

CNN: Jimmy Fallon is asking Elon Musk to take down #RIPJimmy Fallon. “Jimmy Fallon is asking Elon Musk to help put a stop to a disturbing trend on Twitter. ‘The Tonight Show’ host asked the social media giant’s new CEO to take down the hashtag #RIPJimmyFallon that has been trending on the platform. Fallon tweeted, ‘Elon, can you fix this? #RIPJimmyFallon.'”


Hongkiat: 10+ Best Screen Capture Browser Extensions. “We have previously featured a list desktop tools for screen capturing. But if you are not looking to install additional apps onto your computer, how about some screen capture browser extensions instead? Here’s a list of some of the best screen capture browser extensions available out there. Whether you use Firefox, Chrome, Opera, or Edge, there’s definetely a browser extension for one. Take a look, give it a try.”


Engadget: The Morning After: Tuvalu, threatened by climate change, turns to the metaverse. “Tuvalu’s foreign minister, Simon Kofe, told the COP27 climate summit yesterday that Tuvalu would look to the metaverse to preserve its culture and history.”

WIRED: Want to Archive Twitter? Good Luck With That. “Whether Twitter goes bankrupt (as Musk himself has said is a possibility) or becomes an unnavigable stream of hate speech and deceptive parody accounts, the network’s future is unknown. But there’s fear that Twitter’s troves of content, important for both historical and political impact (as well as a good laugh), could be lost.”

Vox: Sam Bankman-Fried tries to explain himself. “As we messaged, I was trying to make sense of what, behind the PR and the charitable donations and the lobbying, Bankman-Fried actually believes about what’s right and what’s wrong — and especially the ethics of what he did and the industry he worked in.”


Krebs on Security: Top Zeus Botnet Suspect “Tank” Arrested in Geneva. “Vyacheslav ‘Tank’ Penchukov, the accused 40-year-old Ukrainian leader of a prolific cybercriminal group that stole tens of millions of dollars from small to mid-sized businesses in the United States and Europe, has been arrested in Switzerland, according to multiple sources.”

Government Executive: GovExec Daily: What Musk’s Twitter Purchase Means for National Security. “GovExec Daily’s Adam Butler and Ross Gianfortune discussed the information ecosystem under Musk’s Twitter era and how it affects security. Dan Meyer, Managing Partner of Tully Rinckey’s D.C office, also joined the podcast to discuss what kind of national security questions Musk could face.” A 33-minute podcast. There’s an email address to request a transcript(?)

Bloomberg: India-Based Twitter Accounts Fanned UK Unrest, Researchers Say. “A network of fake accounts originating outside of the UK stoked violence between Muslims and Hindus in a British city earlier this year, according to research first provided to Bloomberg News.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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