Estonia Film Archives, JFK Assassination, Energy Jobs Data, More: Monday ResearchBuzz, December 19, 2022


ERR: New website showcases Estonian film archives. “The National Archives and Film Institute this week launched a new website … to showcase old and new Estonian films. The platform offers long and short documentaries, animated children’s movies, adverts and concerts as well as older and newer feature films ranging in price from free to €5.90. A monthly ticket costs €8.80.”

CNN: National Archives releases thousands of JFK assassination documents. “The National Archives on Thursday released thousands of previously classified documents collected as part of the government review into the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The cache of over 13,000 documents is the second of two JFK assassination-related document dumps that President Joe Biden ordered last year when the White House postponed a public release because of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

US Department of Energy: U.S. Department of Energy Releases County-by-County Data Detailing Energy Jobs Data . “The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today, for the first time, released county-level data from its 2022 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER) — a comprehensive study designed to track and understand broad employment trends across the energy sector and within key energy technologies.”

Digital Library of Georgia: New collection features over 50 years of digitized African American funeral programs from Evans County, Georgia, and are now available freely online.. “Selected by statewide cultural heritage stakeholders and funded by the DLG’s competitive digitization grant program, over 3,000 pages of digitized African American funeral programs from Evans County, Georgia, and other Southeastern towns and cities are now freely available in the Digital Library of Georgia.”


Search Engine Journal: Google Helps Searchers Find Cost Of Living Assistance. “In response to a spike in searches for ‘cost of living,’ Google is updating search results with quick access to helpful resources.”

The Register: You can hook your MIDI keyboard up to a website with Firefox 108 . “The last new version of Firefox for 2022 is out on Mozilla’s FTP server, with a more widespread release to follow soon. Mozilla has released Firefox version 108. Amusingly, for the first time since Mozilla sped up its release cycle in 2015 (and presumably for the last time, too) the current version numbers for Firefox and Google Chrome line up: the current stable version of Chrome is also version 108.”


InfoWorld: Full-text search your own Mastodon posts with R. “Some Twitter users migrating to Mastodon miss being able to run full-text searches of their own toots. Here’s how to search your own posts using R and the rtoots package.”


Wall Street Journal: Tumblr Shoots for a Comeback With Users and Advertisers. “As the commotion surrounding Twitter’s new ownership leads some users to consider moving to smaller social-media sites, Tumblr is pitching its free-to-use microblogging service as a welcome throwback to the early internet: a place where people can be as weird, creative and nerdy as they like by posting and reposting media from photographs to poetry.”


The Conversation: What social media regulation could look like: Think of pipelines, not utilities. “As an economist who studies the regulation of utilities such as electricity, gas and water, I wonder what that regulation would look like. There are many regulatory models in use around the world, but few seem to fit the realities of social media. However, observing how these models work can provide valuable insights.”


De Montfort University: Experts see potential in new DMU web tool revealing the making of classic TV drama. “Literary experts have seen ‘wide-ranging potential’ in a new kind of online resource in development by De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) researchers. A team from DMU’s Centre for Adaptations have created an interactive website that shows step-by-step how George Eliot’s classic novel, Middlemarch, was adapted as a BBC serial in 1994.”

STV News: Historically significant documents saved for future generations . “Urgent work is underway to save medieval legal papers relating to the history of one of Scotland’s most famous families. As part of the project, 17 of the Campbell family’s charters are being partially restored to ensure they are safeguarded for future generations. Many of the papers were deteriorating fast with sections missing as well as water damage which had removed large areas of text.”

Engadget: Extreme weather leads to more negative tweets, study finds. “If it’s ever seemed like people are more crotchety on social media when there’s a heatwave or heavy rain, you’re probably not alone in having that perspective. Researchers analyzed more than 7.7 billion geotagged tweets from 190 countries that were posted between 2015 and 2021. They used a language analysis tool to measure the sentiment of tweets against daily weather data.” Good morning, Internet…

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