Albuquerque Journal: NMPBS digitizes its archive of over 8,000 items. “Two years and a half-million dollars. That’s what it has taken for New Mexico PBS to get their archive digitized…. Michael Kamins, supervising project manager at NMPBS, says the project brings together more than 8,000 items from public media stations across the state, including full television and radio programs, as well as interviews and footage documenting New Mexico’s social, political, artistic and cultural history between 1963 and 2020.”
Smithsonian: Online Native Cinema Showcase Brings Indigenous Films to Audiences Worldwide. “The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian’s Native Cinema Showcase returns to an online format Nov. 18–25 for American Indian Heritage Month. An annual celebration of the best in Indigenous film, the selections show how filmmakers are embracing their communities’ oral histories, knowledge and ancestral lands to seek guidance from the past and envision new paths for the future.” All films are free and available on demand. Two films require registration to view.
TWEAKS AND UPDATES
CNET: Google Celebrates 2022 World Cup With Doodle, New Game. “The animated Doodle features a pair of multi-colored cleats practicing their passing skills with a ball as the world turns its attention to the biggest tournament in global football. Fans who want to get into the action themselves can Google ‘World Cup Qatar 2022’ on their mobile device to compete with other fans around the world.”
WIRED: How to Declutter Your Home Screen. “The home screen of your Android phone or iPhone probably shows evidence of this growing clutter: apps you forgot about, widgets you barely use, and shortcuts you’re not 100 percent sure about the origin of. Mobile home screens aren’t unlike the desktop screens of Windows and macOS computers, with a tendency to attract all kinds of digital detritus that builds up over time. With that in mind, it’s worth committing yourself to some regular home screen decluttering.”
Make Tech Easier: How to View Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and More Without an Account. “Popular apps like Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit now prevent non-account holders from freely accessing content on their networks. Luckily, there are a few workarounds that can help you bypass the restriction. In this tutorial, we show you how to view posts and more without signing up.”
AROUND THE INTERNET WORLD
New York Times: How Colleges and Sports-Betting Companies ‘Caesarized’ Campus Life. “In order to reap millions of dollars in fees, universities are partnering with betting companies to introduce their students and sports fans to online gambling.”
New York Magazine: Where Have the FTX Depositors Gone to Panic? Distraught users — and scammers — are flooding Telegram.. “In the good times, FTX’s official presence on Telegram helped the company cultivate a reputation for responsive customer service. When things were falling apart at FTX, they fell apart here, too, as thousands of panicked users flooded its support channels.”
SECURITY & LEGAL
Teen Vogue: John Fetterman and Social Media: How His Campaign Built a Winning Strategy. “If you’ve been entertained by Senator-elect John Fetterman’s social media presence and trolling of his Trump-backed opponent Dr. Mehmet Oz, you partly have Sophie Ota to thank. At 26, Ota serves as the digital director of Fetterman for PA, a campaign that has harnessed the power of humor and authenticity to set a new standard for the use of social media in politics — and managed to flip a Senate seat in purple Pennsylvania.”
Mashable: Twitter’s copyright system seemingly broken as full-length movies are posted on platform. “Cracks are starting to show on Twitter as users have begun to post entire movies on the platform, with many yet to be taken down. A sign that the social media giant’s copyright violation policy is not properly being enforced.”
Wall Street Journal: FTX Auditors Doubled as Crypto Industry Cheerleaders. “There is a race among crypto brokers, lenders and exchanges to calm their anxious clients by getting the blessing of an auditor. But the type of audits they are getting and the collapse of an audited firm such as FTX shows how far that sector is from a traditional regulated, scrutinized industry.”
RESEARCH & OPINION
Diggit Magazine: How Google Arts & Culture is challenging and reproducing ‘The Museum’. “Google launched the Google Arts & Culture project — ‘GAC’ from now on — in 2011 in collaboration with 17 museums (Delacroix, 2018). Today, the project contains content from over two thousand museums and has expanded its activities towards archives, heritage sites and other cultural organizations.” To say that this is a deep dive is to describe Niagara Falls as a bit damp.
UC Irvine: UCI-led study finds virtual green space exposure beneficial to pregnant women. “Pregnant women exposed to a green space environment in a virtual reality setting experienced decreases in blood pressure and improvements in mental health and well-being, according to a study led by the University of California, Irvine.” Good morning, Internet…
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