Irish Times: The social media chefs demystifying the kitchen for a new generation

Irish Times: The social media chefs demystifying the kitchen for a new generation. “Despite me writing a recipe for feta bake in a national newspaper back in 2013, it took a 30-second video to make a version of it a viral hit last year. The TikTok platform made it easy to share and spread, creating a worldwide spike in feta cheese sales. Being shown how easy this delicious dish is to make has been key to its popularity, as well as the visual element of those bursting tomatoes and yielding soft cheese making it look so appetising.”

PR Newswire: Stoney Nakoda Language Resources Launched to Preserve Indigenous Language (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Stoney Nakoda Language Resources Launched to Preserve Indigenous Language (PRESS RELEASE). “The Stoney Education Authority (SEA), with support from The Language Conservancy, is releasing historic Stoney Nakoda language learning resources this December. This release includes three picture books, a Level 1 textbook, and an alphabet colouring book. The release also includes several digital resources: a 9,000-word web and mobile dictionary, a textbook-accompanying media player app, and a vocabulary-building app.” You can learn more about the Stoney Nakoda First Nation here.

MakeUseOf: 6 Font Size Calculators for Better Messages

MakeUseOf: 6 Font Size Calculators for Better Messages. “When the message of your next presentation is clear, the one thing that shouldn’t be holding you back from sending across your message is typography, or font size. The difference between designs that stand out on the web and the ones that don’t is simple. The ones that stand out have the right font size, font style, and line height. But, how do you know what works and what doesn’t?”

New York Times: How a Cream Cheese Shortage Is Affecting N.Y.C. Bagel Shops

New York Times: How a Cream Cheese Shortage Is Affecting N.Y.C. Bagel Shops. “Supply chain issues have plagued the United States for months, causing scarcities of everything from cars to running shoes. In Alaska, residents are struggling to acquire winter coats. Now, New York’s bagel purveyors are starting to feel the effects in a sudden and surprising development that has left them scrambling to find and hoard as much cream cheese as they can.”

Washington Post: The most-vaccinated big counties in America are beating the worst of the coronavirus

Washington Post: The most-vaccinated big counties in America are beating the worst of the coronavirus. “About 1 in 420 Americans has died of covid-19, according to official data. And we’re still averaging more than 1,000 deaths per day. But in certain areas — and indeed in many areas in which the population is much more tightly packed and the coronavirus could transmit more easily — the story is far less grim. A big reason: widespread vaccination. Death rates are far below the national average in the most-vaccinated, often-urban areas.”

University of Central Florida: UCF Researchers Develop Rapid, Highly Accurate Test to Detect Viruses like COVID-19

University of Central Florida: UCF Researchers Develop Rapid, Highly Accurate Test to Detect Viruses like COVID-19. “University of Central Florida researchers have developed a device that detects viruses like COVID-19 in the body as fast as and more accurately than current, commonly used rapid detection tests. The optical sensor uses nanotechnology to accurately identify viruses in seconds from blood samples.”

Twitter Blog: Our new search prompt to help people find credible information about HIV

Twitter Blog: Our new search prompt to help people find credible information about HIV. “Today we launched another global expansion of our #ThereIsHelp notification service with a dedicated search prompt for HIV-related information across Asia Pacific and the Americas: Brazil, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, SP-Latam, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United States. This notification prompt will provide valuable and authoritative resources around HIV and encourage people to reach out and get help when they need it.”

Techdirt: Twitter Is Just The Beginning Of Jack Dorsey’s Speech Revolution

Techdirt: Twitter Is Just The Beginning Of Jack Dorsey’s Speech Revolution. “Jack Dorsey has left Twitter, which he co-founded and ran for more than a decade. Many on the American political right frequently accused Dorsey and other prominent social media CEOs of censoring conservative content. Yet Dorsey doesn’t easily fit within partisan molds. Although Twitter is often lumped together with Facebook and YouTube, its founder’s approach to free speech and interest in decentralized initiatives such as BlueSky make Dorsey one of the more interesting online speech leaders of recent years. If you want to know what the future of social media might be, keep an eye on Dorsey.”

New York Times: When Did Spotify Wrapped Get So Chatty?

New York Times: When Did Spotify Wrapped Get So Chatty?. “After the feature’s Dec. 1 release, the hashtag #SpotifyWrapped trended for a couple of days, and the memes have been endless. In short, Spotify has collected a lot of data and is now reaping the benefits.” I listened to Spotify for over 124,000 minutes this year – I guess that’s what happens when you end up doing multiple personal isolations due to covid. Top genre: Australian Indie! Go listen to some Ball Park Music.

Mashable: A decades-old missing persons case and an obsessed true crime reporter puts Twitter’s newest policy to the test

Mashable: A decades-old missing persons case and an obsessed true crime reporter puts Twitter’s newest policy to the test. “Maura Murray seemingly vanished from the face of the earth after a car accident on February 9, 2004. Her disappearance, a mere days after Facebook launched, was one of the first cases to put social media sleuthing to the test as users created Facebook and MySpace pages to solve the mystery of her disappearance. She was 21 years old. Now, nearly 18 years since she was last seen, Maura Murray’s suspicious disappearance is putting social media to the test once again.”

Make Tech Easier: 12 of the Best Job Search Sites for Remote Work

Make Tech Easier: 12 of the Best Job Search Sites for Remote Work. “As commuting to work is minimized, employees are able to better utilize their time to be more productive or take care of their personal errands they might have otherwise needed to do during work hours. Remote work has shown itself to be a big win for everyone involved. Read on to discover some of the best sites to search for remote work.” Some of these resources are more about freelancing than full-timing, but it’s still a solid list.

Washington Post: Legal news service sues Virginia for access to online court records

Washington Post: Legal news service sues Virginia for access to online court records. “In virtually every federal court in the United States, members of the public can access court documents — lawsuits, indictments, judge’s orders — from their home computer, at a cost of 10 cents per page. In 37 states and the District of Columbia, according to Courthouse News Service (CNS), the public can also call up dockets and actual legal filings online, often for free. But not in Virginia or Maryland.”