Bay Area Television Archive Online, YouTube Radicalization Data Dashboard, Tumblr, More: Friday ResearchBuzz, February 24, 2023


San Francisco State University: SF State Bay Area Television Archive is a treasure trove of history on film — and streaming online . “Based in the J. Paul Leonard Library on campus, the Bay Area Television Archive features more than 135,000 videos from Bay Area television stations. A visit to the new Bay Area Television Archive website is a YouTube-like rabbit hole of a time machine dedicated to the issues and events that gripped the region decades ago.”

University of Pennsylvania: Radicalization at a Glance: Penn Media Accountability Project Launches Interactive Data Dashboard. “The new dashboard is designed to make their research on YouTube radicalization accessible and engaging to the general public — and, in the process, forms the first step towards revolutionizing research communication.”


TechCrunch: Tumblr iOS revenue increased 125% since launching its parody of paid verification. “Tumblr’s parody of paid verification has already delivered the social network and blogging platform a 125% boost in iOS in-app purchase revenue since November, according to a new analysis of the app’s in-app consumer spending.”

University of Southern California: The USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the National Academy of Engineering Launch New Social Media News Series. “The USC Viterbi School of Engineering (USC Viterbi) and the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) are launching ‘The Circuit,’ a weekly social-forward news network dedicated to promoting engineering to the public.”

GlobeNewswire: Atari Announces the Launch of a Fully Rebuilt and Optimized MobyGames Website (PRESS RELEASE). “Atari and the team behind MobyGames are pleased to share that all game and account information, contributions, game collections, reviews, images, and more have been successfully migrated to the new website.” This includes, as the release notes, “323,918 games across 311 platforms.”


German National Library: Archiving German-language Twitter – We Need You!. “…an initiative launched by the Science Data Center for Literature and the German National Library on 20 February 2023 is calling for a concerted effort to download as many German-language Tweets as possible from the Twitter archive. The German National Library is making archive servers available to facilitate permanent storage.”

Ars Technica: Sci-fi becomes real as renowned magazine closes submissions due to AI writers. “One side effect of unlimited content-creation machines—generative AI—is unlimited content. On Monday, the editor of the renowned sci-fi publication Clarkesworld Magazine announced that he had temporarily closed story submissions due to a massive increase in machine-generated stories sent to the publication.”

Insider: TikTokers are using AI to make Joe Biden talk about ‘getting bitches,’ Obama drop Minecraft slang, and Trump brag about how he’s great at Fortnite. “Over the weekend, TikTok account @ai.voicesspeech posted a video featuring algorithmically-generated voices for Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and other notable figures playing the social deduction game ‘Among Us,’ and squabbling over who among them is the evil impostor.”


Smithsonian: National Museum of Asian Art Announces Historic Partnership With Republic of Yemen Government as U.S. Government Repatriates 77 Cultural Objects to Yemen. “The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art announces it has entered a partnership with the Republic of Yemen Government to provide safe storage and care for 77 objects that the United States government is repatriating to the Republic of Yemen.”

Politico: Brussels sets out to fix the GDPR. “The European Commission will propose a new law before the summer that’s aimed at improving how EU countries’ privacy regulators enforce the GDPR, a newly published page on its website showed.”


Motherboard: I Made an AI Clone of Myself. “I spent a day recording videos in front of a green screen and reading all types of scripts to create a digital clone of myself that can say anything I want her to using a platform called Synthesia.”

University of Hawaii: New Oʻahu housing database to provide insight to residents, policymakers. “A public database listing all of Oʻahu’s subsidized and price-restricted housing units will be developed and maintained by the University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization (UHERO) in partnership with the City and County of Honolulu.” Good morning, Internet…

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