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Google+ shutting down after belated news of consumer data breach

Google Blog: “Many third-party apps, services and websites build on top of our various services to improve everyone’s phones, working life, and online experience. We strongly support this active ecosystem. But increasingly, its success depends on users knowing that their data is secure, and on developers having clear rules of the road. Over the years… Continue Reading

Harvard Political Review – The 21st Century Library

Harvard Political Review – October 8, 2018: “The musty scent of old paperback. The groan of a creaky, carpeted floor. The sight of endless shelves filled with unread volumes. But when one steps through the marble columns into the Reading Room of Harvard’s flagship Widener Library today, they find a very different scene. Rows of… Continue Reading

Disinformation, Fake News and Influence Campaigns on Twitter

Knight Foundation: “How did misinformation spread during the 2016 presidential election and has anything changed since? A new study of more than 10 million tweets from 700,000 Twitter accounts that linked to more than 600 misinformation and conspiracy news outlets answers this question. The report reveals a concentrated “fake news” ecosystem, linking more than 6.6… Continue Reading

Twitterature: Mining Twitter Data

Christian Howard · October 1, 2018 – Mining Twitter Data “Hello again, everybody! I’m back this semester as a DH Prototyping Fellow, and together, Alyssa Collins and I are working on a project titled “Twitterature: Methods and Metadata.” Specifically, we’re hoping to develop a simple way of using Twitter data for literary research. The project… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Book Review of “Frenemies: The Epic Disruption of the Ad Business (and Everything Else)”

Via LLRX – Book Review of “Frenemies: The Epic Disruption of the Ad Business (and Everything Else)” – Advertising is now part of a complex ecosystem that engages a wide range of components, including but not limited to: social media, Big Data, AI, data mining, competitive intelligence, and marketing. Alan Rothman, reveals and explains for… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Text Analysis Systems Mine Workplace Emails to Measure Staff Sentiments

Via LLRX – Text Analysis Systems Mine Workplace Emails to Measure Staff Sentiments – Giving the processes of observation, analysis and change at the enterprise level a modern spin, is a fascinating new article in the September 2018 issue of The Atlantic, titled What Your Boss Could Learn by Reading the Whole Company’s Emails, by Frank… Continue Reading

Beta version of Google search engine for fact checks

Poynter: “Google wants to make it easier for people to find fact checks. To do that, the company is building another version of what it’s most known for: a search engine. On Tuesday, the Google News Initiative launched the beta version of a tool that’s specifically for fact-checking content. The feature, which the company has… Continue Reading

Google intern built the AI behind these shockingly good fake images

Fast Company: “For years, artists and researchers have been experimenting with training neural networks to generate images that look real. But most of them look like strangely distorted, grotesque caricatures of how a computer thinks the world looks. No longer. Over the weekend, a Google intern and two researchers from Google’s DeepMind division released a paper, currently… Continue Reading

Internet, social media use and device ownership in U.S. have plateaued after years of growth

“The use of digital technology has had a long stretch of rapid growth in the United States, but the share of Americans who go online, use social media or own key devices has remained stable the past two years, according to a new analysis of Pew Research Center data. The shares of U.S. adults who… Continue Reading

National Technical Information Library (NTRL) is now Open Access

University of California Digital Library: “The National Technical Reports Library (NTRL – U.S. Department of Commerce) has become an open access resource, following a decision made by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). NTRL was previously licensed as Tier 2 by five UC campuses. With the change of NTRL to open access, the PID redirects… Continue Reading

Technical Services Law Librarian September 2018 issue

The September 2018 issue of the Technical Services Law Librarian is now available – “This issue is our annual report of the AALL Annual Meeting, this year held in Baltimore, Maryland. A number of our colleagues took the time and effort to attend, take notes, and then write these reviews…” [via Michael Maben] Continue Reading

Inventor of World Wide Web announces project to restore power and agency of individuals on the web

Tim Berners-Lee – via his company, inrupt: “I’ve always believed the web is for everyone. That’s why I and others fight fiercely to protect it. The changes we’ve managed to bring have created a better and more connected world. But for all the good we’ve achieved, the web has evolved into an engine of inequity… Continue Reading