Canadian Numismatic Resources, Wyoming Civics Education, YouTube Shorts, More: Wednesday ResearchBuzz, February 15, 2023


Canadian Coin News: Ferguson Foundation launches ‘long overdue’ digital repository. “Its creators hope the CNR [Canadian Numismatic Resources] will soon serve as the most complete resource of Canadian numismatic documents with at least 20,000 pages of digitized material added each year. As of mid-January, the website holds more than 10,000 pages of original sources, including numismatic periodicals, club journals, catalogues, price lists plus government and archival records.”

University of Wyoming: UW Wallop Program Launches NEH-Funded English Language Arts Catalog. “The University of Wyoming’s Malcolm Wallop Civic Engagement Program has launched a new online K-12 catalog for English language arts teachers and expanded content in its social studies catalog. The updates are through a grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) titled ‘Integrating the Humanities Across Civics Education in Wyoming.'”


Social Media Examiner: How to Grow Your YouTube Channel With YouTube Shorts and Clips. “Want more people to see your long-form videos on YouTube? Wondering how short-form video can help? In this article, you’ll discover how to use YouTube Shorts and Clips to drive more traffic to longer YouTube content.”


Government of Ireland: Minister of State O’Donovan welcomes the investment of €910,000 for Irish language publishing and the development of Ulster Scots. “The Minister of State for the Gaeltacht Patrick O’Donovan has welcomed additional investment to the value of €910,000 which has been approved for projects in the Irish and Ulster-Scots language sectors. This funding from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media will support dictionary, publishing, culture and music projects, developing new resources and promoting both languages.”

New York Times: The Toll That Twitter’s Glitches Is Taking on Chinese Activists. “As the Elon Musk-owned social media service encounters interruptions and bugs, Chinese dissidents and activists said they feared they were being muzzled.”

Associated Press: Ethiopia’s social media blocked amid church split tensions. “Widespread tensions caused by a rift within Ethiopia’s Orthodox Christian church have resulted in the suspension of access to social media platforms including TikTok, Facebook and Telegram.”


Washington Post: Now for sale: Data on your mental health. “Capitalizing on the pandemic explosion in telehealth and therapy apps that collect details of your mental health needs, data brokers are packaging that information for resale, a new study finds. There’s no law stopping them.”

Louisiana Illuminator: Before lawsuit, Louisiana senator had a history of blocking critics on Twitter . “Long before she was sued for allegedly violating a person’s right to free speech, Sen. Katrina Jackson, D-Monroe, had a history of blocking Twitter users who criticized her. It’s a practice that has caused legal troubles for elected officials in other parts of the country.”

Associated Press: 11 states consider ‘right to repair’ for farming equipment. “[Danny] Wood’s plight, echoed by farmers across the country, has pushed lawmakers in Colorado and 10 other states to introduce bills that would force manufacturers to provide the tools, software, parts and manuals needed for farmers to do their own repairs — thereby avoiding steep labor costs and delays that imperil profits.”


The Guardian: ‘There is no standard’: investigation finds AI algorithms objectify women’s bodies. “AI tools rate photos of women as more sexually suggestive than those of men, especially if nipples, pregnant bellies or exercise is involved.”

Michigan Daily: An ode to automated Twitter accounts. “These accounts were often run by normal people who just cared a lot about the thing they were posting about. They weren’t trying to monetize or advertise; they were just having a good time on the internet. And, like most things in life, I didn’t realize how much I appreciated their small part in my life until their disappearance was imminent.”

Route Fifty: Machine Learning Maps Location of Lead Pipes. “Water utility managers will soon have access to an interactive, open-source map that uses machine learning to predict the location of a community’s lead pipes. The LeadOut map will show the location of lead service lines and the progress made to remove and replace them, said Eric Schwartz, a co-founder of BlueConduit, the water analytics company developing the map.” Good morning, Internet…

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