Yale Library: Dig into history: Search the more than 140 years of Yale Daily News now online. “The library’s digital archive of Yale Daily News (YDN)—the nation’s oldest continuously published college daily—has expanded to include 3,306 more issues than it had just two years ago. There are now approximately 23,929 issues of YDN available in digital format—including occasional special issues and supplements—that users can search, view, and download in PDF format.”
TWEAKS AND UPDATES
Associated Press: Census Bureau delays release of some of census’ most detailed data until 2024. “The U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday that it would delay the release, and narrow the scope, of some of the most detailed data from the 2020 census — until next year.”
PC World: Adobe Photoshop’s AI art tools are now available for you to try. “An Adobe Photoshop beta with AI art tools from Adobe Firefly has begun shipping, with the general release scheduled for the second half of 2023, Adobe said. The magic word? ‘Generative Fill,’ the feature that will tap Firefly for creating backgrounds and other digital objects via AI.”
Search Engine Roundtable: Google Search Generative Experience Is Missing The Result Count. “Google’s new Search Generative Experience seems to be missing one thing that SEOs and reporters often look at: the number of results Google returns for that query.” That number has been weird for a while now and I would not trust it.
AROUND THE INTERNET WORLD
Washington Post: These great apps don’t spy or clog your phone. Also they’re not apps.. “Pinterest, Spotify, YouTube and the news publication Texas Monthly also make what I’ll call a web app — officially it’s a Progressive Web App, but let’s skip that yucky term. I’ll explain how you can try web apps and why you should want to. Web apps look and function pretty much like the conventional apps for your phone or computer, but they clog less space on your device and are less pushy about surveilling you.”
University of Washington Information School: MLIS Students Correct The Record On Black Panthers. “‘Education is liberation.’ Elmer Dixon, a Seattle Black Panther co-founder, shared these words of wisdom with Master of Library and Information Science students (pictured, left to right) Mei’lani Eyre and Dev Wilder as they worked to create a digital archive combating disinformation about the Black Panther Party.”
SECURITY & LEGAL
KFOR: Southern Baptist Convention to create live database of accused sex predators. “A year after a report was released on accused sex predators within the Southern Baptist Convention, leadership plans to release their own background check system.”
Sydney Morning Herald: Australia considers banning high-risk AI despite economic potential. “High-risk artificial intelligence that encourages self-harm and sows disinformation could be banned as the government moves to get on top of the technology, which some estimate could boost the economy by up to $4 trillion by early next decade.”
RESEARCH & OPINION
Michigan Daily: Our finstas, our selves. “Up against algorithms that consume billions of data points, it’s no wonder so many assume everything’s on display. This should strike terror into the old-school diarist: Is honesty even possible if something’s always watching? We know. And we revel in it.”
OTHER THINGS I THINK ARE COOL
NiemanLab: Last Night at School Committee distills hours-long public meetings into half-hour podcast episodes. “… the podcast consists of roughly half-hour, fact-checked recaps of Boston School Committee meetings, often interspersed with commentary and context from previous meetings. Episodes are recorded and posted the day after each of the late-night, lengthy meetings. (Meetings take place approximately every two weeks, though their frequency varies.)” Good afternoon, Internet…
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