Judy Chicago, Global Occupant Behavior, Twitter, More: Friday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, March 24, 2023


Penn State: Expanded Judy Chicago Research Portal relaunches with five unified collections. “Penn State University Libraries has announced the relaunch of an expanded Judy Chicago Research Portal, a searchable gateway to the archives of this prominent feminist artist. The portal is intended to facilitate and support research and curriculum development around Chicago’s work and feminist art in general.”

Syracuse University: Syracuse Researchers Create a Global Occupant Behavior Database for ASHRAE. “SyracuseCoE Associate Director and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Professor Bing Dong and several students have compiled research from 15 countries on how building occupants behave – more specifically, how they interact with building systems like windows, doors, light switches, thermostats and fans.”


Vox: Why advertisers aren’t coming back to Twitter. “Vox spoke with several advertising executives, former Twitter employees, and other industry insiders who explained why Twitter’s relationship with advertisers continues to suffer. Sources described a lack of confidence in Musk’s ability to keep his promises about stopping Twitter from turning into a ‘free-for-all hellscape,’ high turnover in Twitter’s sales department, and confusion about the company’s policies regarding content moderation.”

Daily Beast: TikTokers Came to D.C. to Lobby Congress. It Got Kinda Weird.. “There’s already a ban on the app for government devices. But some lawmakers are pushing to ban it in the U.S. altogether unless ByteDance, which is partially owned by the ruling Chinese Communist Party, sells its stake in the platform. President Joe Biden already signed off on a bipartisan bill that would give the president authority to ban the app nationwide. In a building usually defined by drab suits and perfectly staged appearances, the TikTokers made sure things got a bit weird.”

Mashable: WhatsApp will soon let you chat with WhatsApp on WhatsApp . “WhatsApp is now on WhatsApp. The chat app has launched its own official WhatsApp account (via WABetaInfo(Opens in a new tab)), which you can chat with to receive updates about the platform and usage tips.”


WIRED: How to Make a Public Archive of Your Tweets. “IT’S UNDERSTANDABLE IF you’re less enthusiastic about Twitter now than you were five years ago—the vibes are, as they say, off. You might even be contemplating deleting your tweets or setting your account to private. Either way, you have to ask: Do you really want all of your tweets to disappear from the web? Forever? There’s a happy medium, it turns out. You can make your own archive of tweets and even share it on your personal website. Here’s how.”


Economic Times: India to pitch for open access to research among G20 countries: Principal Scientific Advisor Prof Sood. “India will make a pitch for interlinking of national archives of G-20 countries .to make available scientific papers published by researchers free-of-cost when chief scientific advisors of the multilateral platform meet at Ramnagar in Uttarakhand next week.”


Ars Technica: TikTok CEO fails to convince Congress that the app is not a “weapon” for China. “For nearly five hours, Congress members of the House Committee on Energy & Commerce grilled TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew over concerns about the platform’s risks to minor safety, data privacy, and national security for American users.”


University College London: Detecting anaemia earlier in children using a smartphone. “Researchers at UCL and University of Ghana have successfully predicted whether children have anaemia using only a set of smartphone images.”

Modern War Institute at West Point: Find It, Vet It, Share It: The US Government’s Open-Source Intelligence Problem And How To Fix It. “Throughout this process we routinely faced challenges in maximizing the value of open-source information. More specifically, we encountered problems in three areas: collection, vetting and analysis, and sharing content. We attempted several methods to address these deficiencies, with varying degrees of success, but our experiences laid bare a fundamental truth: better solutions are required to ensure US and ally information warfare capabilities are prepared for future crises.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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