Irish Emigrants to Britain, Missing Indigenous People Colorado, Wisconsin Community Services, More: Sunday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, November 5, 2023


Irish Central: WATCH: The stories of Irish in Britain told in new oral history project. “‘Look Back to Look Forward: 50 Years of the Irish in Britain’ is an oral history project telling the stories of Irish people who have emigrated to Britain over the past half-century.”

KOAA: A new online tool to track missing and murder indigenous people in Colorado. “The Colorado Department of Public Safety has created a new online tool to help share information about indigenous persons who go missing or are murdered. The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives Dashboard shows when each incident happened, where it happened, what jurisdiction it falls under, the status of the case, and resources for people to contact.”

Channel 3000: DHS launches network to help families of children with disabilities find needed services. “The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Thursday launched a new website and helpline to connect families of children with disabilities with the services they need. The Wisconsin Wayfinder: Children’s Resource Network is designed to ease access to essential services by partnering with providers and care systems across the state. Through the network, families will be helped by a children’s resource guide.”


Search Engine Land: Google November 2023 core update released. “Google’s November 2023 core update is now rolling out and may take up to two weeks to complete. This is the fourth broad core algorithm update of 2023. the first core update of 2023 was the March 2023 core update, which started rolling out on March 15 and was completed on March 28.”

9to5 Google: Google AdSense moving to per-impression payments in 2024. “Today, Google pays publishers when somebody clicks an ad on their site, or ‘per click.’ AdSense is soon moving to paying ‘per impression,’ which Google notes is the industry standard for display ads (banners, boxes, etc.).”


New York Times: On TikTok, Gen Z Beatles Fans Share Thoughts on ‘Now and Then’. “The Beatles came late to digital media. The group did not sell downloads of its songs at Apple’s iTunes store until 2010, seven years after it had opened for business…. The decision to go digital allowed new generations of listeners to more easily discover a group that had won the adoration of mobs of screaming fans in the 1960s. Now, Gen Z listeners regularly post Beatles-related videos on social media platforms.”

WIRED: TikTok Streamers Are Staging ‘Israel vs. Palestine’ Live Matches to Cash In on Virtual Gifts. “TIKTOKKERS ARE USING a little-known livestreaming feature to cash in on the huge interest in the Israel-Hamas war despite having no links to the crisis. TikTok, meanwhile, is taking up to 50 percent of the earnings”


Hamilton Spectator: Senate Committee shocked by difficulties faced gathering residential school records from Catholic Church. “​Saskatchewan Treaty Commissioner Mary Musqua-Culbertson didn’t mince words when she spoke to members of the Senate Committee on Indigenous Peoples Oct. 25 about the difficulty in accessing Catholic Church records for Indigenous residential schools. Not only has her office come up against barriers in trying to acquire student records for four of the former Indian residential schools in the Prince Albert diocese, but staff had to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for 21 years in order to access the diocese records they were told were housed at St. Paul University in Ottawa.”

News18: India’s Biggest Data Leak So Far? Covid-19 Test Info of 81.5Cr Citizens With ICMR Up for Sale | Exclusive. “In what is suspected to be the biggest data leak case in the country so far, details of 81.5 crore Indians with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) are on sale. Given the grave nature of the incident, India’s premier agency Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to probe the matter once ICMR files a complaint.”


University of Washington: Can AI help boost accessibility? These researchers tested it for themselves. “This year, seven researchers at the University of Washington conducted a three-month autoethnographic study — drawing on their own experiences as people with and without disabilities — to test AI tools’ utility for accessibility. Though researchers found cases in which the tools were helpful, they also found significant problems with AI tools in most use cases, whether they were generating images, writing Slack messages, summarizing writing or trying to improve the accessibility of documents.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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