18th/19th Century Cookbooks, Bing Maps, BeReal, More: Thursday ResearchBuzz, December 22, 2022


Google Blog: Digitized Cookbooks on the Getty Research Portal for your Holiday Feasting. “The Getty Research Portal’s newest Virtual Collection, Cookbook Collection (Getty Research Institute), is available just in time for the holiday season!… The Virtual Collection includes more than 100 digitized cookbooks from the Anne Willan and Mark Cherniavsky Gastronomy Collection.” Took a quick glance and saw a lot of 18th and 19th century stuff.


Bing Blog: Discover New Roads with Bing Maps. “The Microsoft Maps AI Team has detected 47.8M km of all roads and 1.16M km of missing roads from Open Street Maps (OSM). These new roads were detected using Bing Maps imagery collected between 2020 and 2022 including sources from both Maxar and Airbus. The complete set of roads is also shared on Github with the open data community and is freely available for download and use under the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL).”

Mashable: How to access your BeReal 2022 recap video . “With BeReal Memories, the app compiles all your 2022 posts into a dizzying recap video that represents a good cross-section of how you spent your year. Unsurprisingly, these recap videos have quickly become fodder for other platforms. Last year, before you knew about BeReal, trendsetting French teens were sharing their 2021 BeReal recap videos, and now that the app has gone mainstream this year’s compilations have the opportunity to become a proper trend.”


Search Engine Journal: An In-Depth Guide To Get Started With Looker Studio (The New Google Data Studio). “Google Looker Studio (formerly Data Studio) syncs all of your data sources into one unified reporting experience. It enables users to create informative and visual dashboards that are easy to interpret, share, and customize.”

How-To Geek: No Time to Read? Turn Web Articles Into Podcast Episodes. “The internet is full of great written content, but it can be challenging to find time to read it all. What if you could turn every article you wanted to read into an episode in your own personal podcast feed?”


Irish Times: Eir says thousands of customer emails irretrievably deleted in error. “Thousands of emails sent and received over the last two decades by eir customers with addresses have been permanently deleted in error by the company, The Irish Times has learned. While the company declined to say precisely how many of the subscribers to its email service were affected by the system failure, it said four per cent of its user base have had all emails sent or received longer than 45 days ago deleted and these cannot be recovered.”

CogDogBlog: Toot in/em bed. “In the interest of… well curiosity, I have been mulling over the ways to embed mastodon posts (TheThingsFomerllyKnownButInSomePlacesStillAreToots) in WordPress.”


CNN: Brooklyn hospital network reverts to paper charts for weeks after cyberattack. “A network of three hospitals in Brooklyn, New York, has had to work off paper charts for weeks following a cyberattack on its computer systems in late November, the hospital group’s chief executive told CNN Monday.”

NBC New York: FTX Co-Founder, Former Alameda Research CEO Both Plead Guilty to Federal Charges. “Federal charges have been filed against Caroline Ellison, the former CEO of Alameda Research, and Gary Wang, the co-founder of FTX, for their roles in the alleged fraud that contributed to the crypto currency exchange’s collapse, according to prosecutors. The Southern District of New York announced Wednesday night that both Ellison and Wang have already pleaded guilty to the charges, and both are cooperating with prosecutors, U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said.”

Reuters: German Cartel Office Ends Proceedings Against Google News Showcase. “Germany’s cartel office has concluded proceedings against Google over its online news service after the tech giant made several changes benefiting publishers, the office said on Wednesday.”


WIRED: The Internet Is at Risk of Driving Women Away. “It isn’t just famous or highly visible women who are facing enough online abuse to consider leaving social media. A YouGov poll commissioned by the dating app Bumble showed that almost half of women age 18 to 24 received unsolicited sexual images within the past year. UK Member of Parliament Alex Davies-Jones put the phrase ‘dick pic’ into the historical record during the debate on the UK Online Safety Bill when she asked a male fellow MP if he had ever received one. It is not, as she said, a rhetorical question for most women.”

Yale News: Digitally rebuilding a lost city. “The ancient city of Dura-Europos, on the bank of the Euphrates River in present-day Syria, has long fascinated archaeologists and historians for its cultural diversity — Jewish, Christian, Mithraic, and other religious groups lived and worshiped close to each other…. [Holly Rushmeier and Anne Chen] recently received a $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop a digital archive of materials related to the archaeological site of Dura-Europos.” Good morning, Internet…

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