Court of Justice of the European Union, Twitter, Note Taking Apps, More: Wednesday ResearchBuzz, February 1, 2023


Journal of Law and Courts: The CJEU Database Platform: Decisions and Decision-Makers. “This article presents the CJEU Database Platform, which provides scholars with an extensive collection of easily accessible, research-ready data on the the universe of cases, decisions, and judges at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).”


Financial Times: Elon Musk pushes forward with Twitter payments vision. “Twitter has begun applying for regulatory licences across the US and designing the software required to introduce payments across the social media platform, as Elon Musk searches for new revenues to turn round the business.”


How-To Geek: The 6 Best Note Taking Apps of 2023. “There’s nothing worse than jotting down a note and leaving it behind or losing it in a stack of paper. With note taking software, you can take your notes wherever you go or access them from any computer. Find the one for you with these best note taking apps.”

Lifehacker: This App Turns the World Into a Wikipedia Scavenger Hunt. “You might think your know your hometown pretty well, but I’m willing to bet there’s a lot you don’t know—something noteworthy that happened in a spot you walk or drive past every day without thinking about, like the building that’s been there forever, or the park you relax in every now and then. Well, there’s an easy way to learn all about your neighborhood, or any neighborhood in the world, in a way that almost feels like playing Pokémon Go, but for real life.”


Scientific American: New Apps Aim to Douse the Social Media Dumpster Fire. “On their own, these apps are unlikely to completely solve many of the problems that plague social media as a whole. But people can still have a better online experience by changing the way they use any social platforms. Nearly all the experts interviewed for this article recommend less passive scrolling and more active connection.”

San Diego Union-Tribune: To reunite lost pets with their owners, the San Diego Humane Society turns to texting. “To help reunite thousands of pets who are lost each year with their owners, the San Diego Humane Society launched a new cell phone texting program Tuesday to give San Diegans tips on how to find their missing pets sooner. Lost2Found, a one-way communication system, provides automated texts with step-by-step instructions over a two-month period to help people know what to do as they search.”

Stockton University: Center to Preserve Jewish Farming History Receives Grant. “The Alliance Heritage Center will use a new grant to create a public digital database of its collection documenting the history of Jewish farming in southern New Jersey. The New Jersey Historical Commission recently awarded more than $300,000 to 14 organizations to explore under-represented history in the state, including $24,500 to the Alliance Heritage Center at Stockton University.”


Krebs on Security: Experian Glitch Exposing Credit Files Lasted 47 Days. “On Dec. 23, 2022, KrebsOnSecurity alerted big-three consumer credit reporting bureau Experian that identity thieves had worked out how to bypass its security and access any consumer’s full credit report — armed with nothing more than a person’s name, address, date of birth, and Social Security number. Experian fixed the glitch, but remained silent about the incident for a month. This week, however, Experian acknowledged that the security failure persisted for nearly seven weeks, between Nov. 9, 2022 and Dec. 26, 2022.”

Illinois Courts: New online reporting system will take statewide court data to the next level. “Following integration, every court will be given access to custom dashboards, allowing them to assess the current landscape, identify any trends, and make well-informed court management decisions. Eventually, the Supreme Court and the [Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts] will no longer need to rely on manual submission from counties and will be able to provide judges and justice partners more detailed insight into Illinois Judicial Branch operations.”


Dave Karpf: Twitter Tumbleweed Watch. “I just want to share some back-of-the-envelope math. I’m increasingly convinced that Twitter (or at least the network neighborhoods that comprise my Twitter experience) is becoming a ghost town. Here’s why.”

InfoWorld: Google blew it with open source layoffs. “Google has made impressive inroads against cloud leader AWS by aggressively open sourcing projects such as TensorFlow and Kubernetes. It’s true AWS makes more money than Google (or anyone else) by operationalizing this open source code, but Google’s open source strategy continues to deliver impressive dividends. That’s why it’s so baffling that the company has laid off some of its best and brightest in open source.”

University of Copenhagen: Nuggets mined from thousands of tweets can persuade us to eat more climate-friendly. “University of Copenhagen researchers demonstrate that natural language algorithms make it possible to identify people’s attitudes on social media towards sustainable food. It’s a step forward that can enlighten politicians and public agencies with regards to how to nudge society in the right direction.” Good morning, Internet…

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