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Paper – Scholarly Twitter metrics

Scholarly Twitter metrics, Stefanie Haustein (Submitted on 6 Jun 2018) – to be published in W. Gl\”anzel, H.F. Moed, U. Schmoch, & M. Thelwall (Eds.), Handbook of Quantitative Science and Technology Research, Springer. 40 pages, 5 figures, 7 tables. Cite as: arXiv:1806.02201 [cs.SI] (or arXiv:1806.02201v1 [cs.SI] for this version) “Twitter has arguably been the most… Continue Reading

Facebook Gave Data Access to Chinese Firm Flagged by U.S. Intelligence

The New York Times: “Facebook has data-sharing partnerships with at least four Chinese electronics companies, including a manufacturing giant that has a close relationship with China’s government, the social media company said on Tuesday.The agreements, which date to at least 2010, gave private access to some user data to Huawei, a telecommunications equipment company that… Continue Reading

5 Tools to Help You Search the Archived Internet

Tech.Co – Adam Rowe: “The archived internet deserves more recognition. Online security has been a hot button topic in the tech community recently, with data scandals and privacy policy updates constantly driving the conversation. But, keeping the internet a stable and reliable network isn’t all about data security – it’s also about data preservation. Anything… Continue Reading

How The New York Times Uses Software To Recognize Members of Congress

Times Open: “Even if you’ve covered Congress for The New York Times for a decade, it can be hard to recognize which member you’ve just spoken with. There are 535 members, and with special elections every few months, members cycle in and out relatively frequently. So when former Congressional Correspondent Jennifer Steinhauer tweeted “Shazam, but… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – You’re Bad at Legal Research, and Your Judge Knows It.

Via LLRX – You’re Bad at Legal Research, and Your Judge Knows It. – Jack Heller reviews recent research conducted by Casetext identifying a major concern on the part of judges concerning the rigor and accuracy of current legal research by litigators. Judges believe attorneys miss important cases often, and when they do, it has… Continue Reading

How ‘Googling it’ can send conservatives down secret rabbit holes of alternative facts

Washington Post: “Type “Russia collusion” into a Google search, and the search engine will try to guess the next word you’ll type. The first of those is “delusion…Accept the suggestion, and you’ll find yourself in a conservative rabbit hole. The first result is a New York Post opinion piece with the headline, “Democrats, get set to lose… Continue Reading

The Evolution of Competitive Intelligence in Law Firms

The Evolution of Competitive Intelligence in Law Firms – “This report relies on one-on-one interviews and online surveys of more than 100 law firm professionals. The bulk of respondents were Chief Marketing and Business Development Officers. Others included Chief Strategy Officers, Directors of Competitive Intelligence, Business and Market Intelligence Managers and Chief Client Officers. For… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Popular Face-to-Face Conferencing Software

Via LLRX – Popular Face-to-Face Conferencing Software – Brandon Wright Adler reviews free and fee based meeting/conferencing software that meets the requirements to support effective communications with team and/or group members in disparate locations. Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Correcting The Legal Industry’s Bad Turn On Lean Thinking

Via LLRX – Correcting The Legal Industry’s Bad Turn On Lean Thinking – Ken Grady’s commentary focuses on the challenges to successfully operationalizing “lean” in the legal sector. He states – “to understand why lean thinking is struggling in the legal industry, we need to understand who is teaching lean. Most of the people who… Continue Reading

eBooks vs Physical Books: the Importance of Choice

IFLA Library Advocacy and Literacy Blog: “eBooks are often portrayed as being in conflict with physical books – the modern versus the traditional, function versus experience, and (more or less openly) Amazon versus bookstores and established publishers. Sales figures are regularly analysed for the relative trends. Partisans of physical books cite numbers from the big… Continue Reading

U.S. Department of State Personnel: Background and Selected Issues for Congress

CRS report via FAS – U.S. Department of State Personnel: Background and Selected Issues for Congress. Cory R. Gill, Analyst in Foreign Affairs. May 18, 2018. “Shortly after his confirmation as Secretary of State in April 2018, Secretary Mike Pompeo lifted the hiring freeze that former Secretary Rex Tillerson left in place for over a… Continue Reading

New York’s last remaining independent bookshops

The Guardian – With small traders struggling to stay afloat, writer Philippe Ungar and photographer Franck Bohbot travelled across the Big Apple to meet 50 indie booksellers in their habitats “…around 50 New York indie booksellers [are] featured in a series of portraits by Philippe Ungar and Franck Bohbot, a pair of bibliophilic Frenchmen who… Continue Reading