Hindustan Times: Marking the spot: A new website lists, remembers soldiers who died on duty. “Major Akshay Girish Kumar died in the line of duty in November 2016, aged 31, fighting terrorists at Nagrota in Jammu & Kashmir. His life, his lovely nature and his sacrifice have been immortalised on a new website… It’s an online memorial that features names, bios and brief memorial notes on Indian armed forces personnel who have died on duty. The eventual aim is to document every such death since August 15, 1947. It has put together 12,628 profiles so far, including those in a section for ex-serviceman who died after retirement.”
Broadway World: New Website Will Honor Irving Berlin’s Legacy
. “The family of Irving Berlin, in conjunction with his publishers Concord Music (North America) and Universal Music Publishing Group (rest of World), has announced the launch of a new website to honor Irving Berlin in celebration of his 130th birthday. Created to pay tribute to Berlin’s life and legendary works, this is the first time a dedicated digital resource has existed online for the man epitomized by Jerome Kern’s famous maxim: ‘Irving Berlin has no place in American music – he is American music.'”
From Pew (pew pew pew pew pew! and an extra pew for Robert M.!): Very liberal or conservative legislators most likely to share news on Facebook. “The most ideological members of Congress shared news stories on their Facebook pages more than twice as often as moderate legislators between Jan. 2, 2015, and July 20, 2017, according to a new Pew Research Center study that examined all official Facebook posts created by members of Congress in this period. The analysis included links to national news websites that members of Congress linked to at least 25 times overall in the time studied.”
How-to Geek: All the Ways You Can Still Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free. “Windows 10’s free upgrade offer is officially over. But, unofficially, free copies of Windows 10 are still available. There are a few ways you can still get Windows 10 for free, without using a pirated license: you can install Windows 10 with a 7 or 8 key, or install Windows without a key—it will work just fine, save for a small watermark reminding you to purchase a license.” This is an article from September 2016 but it’s been checked and updated.
Action News Jax: Florida Department of Law Enforcement creates cold case database. “One local man’s push to create a statewide database for cold cases is now a reality. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced Wednesday it launched an online database featuring more than 400 unsolved homicides.”
British Journal of Social Work: Tweeting Social Justice: How Social Work Faculty Use Twitter . “Social media are considered useful tools for academic purposes. Our exploratory study offers insight into the use of Twitter by social work faculty in the USA. Employing an online survey, this study investigates Twitter usage among a sample of social work faculty (n = 274) from the top-fifty-ranked MSW programmes in the USA. Slightly more than half of the participants had Twitter accounts, the majority of whom use Twitter as part of their academic work. The most common motivations for using Twitter include promoting one’s research, raising awareness about an area of research and engaging in networking with peers. This study contributes to the literature by describing the prevalence and patterns of Twitter usage among social work academics and lays a foundation for future research, investigating its effectiveness in increasing awareness and promoting changes related to social justice issues.” The whole article is available for free at the URL provided.