Live Music Archive, Twitter, YouTube, More: Wednesday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, August 2, 2023


Internet Archive: Live Music Archive Collection Now Tops 250,000 Recordings. “The collection has steadily grown over the past 20 years as a collaborative effort between Internet Archive staff and dedicated, music-loving volunteers. At a pace of uploading nearly 30 items a day, the Live Music Archive reached the one-quarter million recording mark in June, and now takes up more than 250 terabytes of data on Internet Archive servers.”

Salon: “They need us. We don’t need them:” The fall of Twitter is making the trolls and grifters desperate. “The escalation of shock value tactics, on both the right and the pretending-not-to-be-right political classes, are likely rooted in the same cause: The slow motion collapse of Twitter, now rebranded ‘X’ under the leadership of Tesla CEO Elon Musk. While these folks have various outlets, both in the media and social media, ultimately their business model of trolling depends heavily on Twitter.”


Make Tech Easier: How to Edit Your Videos Using YouTube Studio. “There are plenty of video editors out there, and there are plenty of options you can use for Windows, Mac, or Linux. However, if you want to do a simple edit, they can be overkill. If you’re uploading your video to YouTube, why not use YouTube Studio, the platform’s in-house video editor? It’s sparse on features, but a very good option if you want to do bare-bones editing on a web browser.”

MakeUseOf: How to Trace and Find Your Phone’s Location. “There are many ways to trace a smartphone’s location. Both Android and iPhone devices come with built-in location tracking utilities. These services are active as long as the GPS location services on the phone are enabled and the owner has granted an app permission to access this information. The following are a few ways that these location-tracking services can be used to find your phone location.”

Creative Boom: A step-by-step guide on deleting your social media accounts. “Social media has been going through something of a revival of late, but not all of us are happy with the change. To some, what once felt like thriving and supportive communities now feel like another chore. So if you’ve found yourself increasingly offline, is now the moment to pull the plug? Here’s our guide to deleting your social media accounts in 2023.”


702: Celebrating women: World’s largest database of female-owned businesses loading…. “Food design agency, Studio H, aims to launch a comprehensive database of women-led and women-owned businesses in the food and beverage industry in South Africa and Africa. Gugs Mhlungu was in conversation with Founder of Studio H and Food XX, Hannerie Visser.”

CNN: Passenger uses AirTag to track the bike his airline lost . “When your luggage goes missing, it’s bad enough. Tackling the start of your vacation without your clothes or toiletries? It’s not something most of us want to do. But when your luggage itself is the reason you’re traveling in the first place, it gets considerably worse. Luckily for Barry Sherry, when it happened to him, he had a secret weapon: a luggage tracker.”


Gothamist: NYPD to consider encrypting police radio transmissions citywide. “Members of the public and the press who routinely listen in on New York City’s police radio channels may no longer have the ability to do so if the NYPD goes ahead with plans to encrypt its transmissions.”

Bloomberg: Google’s Dominance Sparks South African Antitrust Crackdown. “The watchdog determined that Alphabet Inc.-owned Google’s search dominance ‘distorts platform competition’ in favor of large market players. It recommended several remedies focused on improving visibility for smaller South African companies in search results to address this.”


University of Southampton: Music and AI combine for quirky performance . “Can a robot write a love letter? A project by the University of Southampton has demonstrated that it can – and the resulting quirky computer-generated love letters have now been set to music.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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