NiemanLab: Column, the startup to modernize public notices, announces deals with three newspaper chains

NiemanLab: Column, the startup to modernize public notices, announces deals with three newspaper chains. “Five months after launching with the goal of modernizing public notices in newspapers, the startup Column has formed partnerships with McClatchy, Wick Communications, and Ogden Newspapers. Column is a public benefit corporation that has received venture capital and makes money by charging a small fee to process the placement of public notices.”

New York Times: The long, painful path of net neutrality

New York Times: The long, painful path of net neutrality. “California this week was cleared to enforce its own net neutrality regulation, which (of course) had been challenged in court. This is now a distraction for our elected leaders and corporations when there are more pressing issues. I talked to my colleague Cecilia Kang about the origins of the war over net neutrality (barbershop music!) and what’s at stake.”

Fredonia State University of New York: Vanwesenbeeck, UB librarian launch online research guide on anniversary of Zweig’s death

Fredonia State University of New York: Vanwesenbeeck, UB librarian launch online research guide on anniversary of Zweig’s death. “Department of English Professor Birger Vanwesenbeeck collaborated with University at Buffalo librarian Michael Kicey to develop a new online research guide for Jewish-Austrian author Stefan Zweig (1881-1942). Launched on Tuesday, Feb. 23, on the 79th anniversary of the author’s death, ‘Stefan Zweig: A Guide to Reading and Research’ is specifically designed to assist Anglophone readers and students with their research on Zweig.”

St. Thomas Source: V.I. Curator and Arts Advocate Launches Online Archive

St. Thomas Source: V.I. Curator and Arts Advocate Launches Online Archive. “Virgin Islands curator and arts advocate Priscilla Hintz Rivera Knight has launched the USVICOVID19ARTS online archive portal. This online archive seeks to support artists in archiving, preserving and making accessible – virtually and to the public – U.S. Virgin Islands visual and literary artistic responses to the COVID-19 global pandemic.”

CNN: Former SolarWinds CEO blames intern for ‘solarwinds123’ password leak

And in today’s episode of “That actually makes it worse,” from CNN: Former SolarWinds CEO blames intern for ‘solarwinds123’ password leak. “Current and former top executives at SolarWinds are blaming a company intern for a critical lapse in password security that apparently went undiagnosed for years. The password in question, ‘solarwinds123,’ was discovered in 2019 on the public internet by an independent security researcher who warned the company that the leak had exposed a SolarWinds file server.”

Seattle Times: A pandemic-era rise in clamming and an effective new harvesting tool have hammered California shellfish stocks

Seattle Times: A pandemic-era rise in clamming and an effective new harvesting tool have hammered California shellfish stocks. “A pandemic-era crush of new interest in clamming on the California coast and widespread adoption of simple hydraulic pumps that allow people to harvest the shellfish faster and in greater numbers has put abundant clam stocks in newfound jeopardy, prompting state regulators to step in with emergency prohibitions.”

GlobalVoices: Myanmar illustrators unite to distribute protest art for free

GlobalVoices: Myanmar illustrators unite to distribute protest art for free. “A group of 30 artists from Myanmar uploaded more than a hundred protest posters… for free print and use by those rallying against the military coup….The collective noticed that protesters were bringing placards with the illustrators’ art to demonstrations, and indeed many artists had shared their poster designs online for free.”

Becker’s Hospital IT: Google, Ascension continue EHR collaboration by launching new search tool

Becker’s Hospital IT: Google, Ascension continue EHR collaboration by launching new search tool. “In 2018, Google and Ascension collaborated to create an accessible and searchable interface that shows clinicians a complete clinical history for each patient. Recognizing that EHR systems often organize clinical information in fragmented ways, the collaboration seeks to present information in a more comprehensive and contextualized manner. Google and Ascension are now piloting an approach that will organize patients’ diagnoses, laboratory tests, medications, treatments and progress notes so that our clinicians can quickly locate relevant information when they need it.”

ZDNet: We will spend 420 million years on social media in 2021

ZDNet: We will spend 420 million years on social media in 2021. “4.2 billion of the world’s population are now active on social media — an increase of 490 million (13.2%) compared to January 2020. In the US 72.3% of the total population, and 79% of Northern Europe uses some form of social media. Yet again, Facebook utterly dominates the list of most-used social platforms with 2.74 billion users, closely followed by YouTube at 2.291 billion. No wonder social media users will spend a combined total of 420 million years using social media in 2021.”

Unidentified Aerial Phenomena – scientific research: The New Zealand National Archives digitizes its first UAP file

Unidentified Aerial Phenomena – scientific research: The New Zealand National Archives digitizes its first UAP file. “In December 2010, the New Zealand Defence Force released a number of its UAP files. This was only possible through the tireless work of Suzanne Hansen, the Director of New Zealand’s ‘UFO Focus New Zealand Research Network.’ These files were available to view in hard copy format only. Digitised copies then became available online via a news outlet. They were not digitally available through the website of Archives New Zealand. Yesterday, I thought I would take another look at Archives New Zealand and see what UAP files they have currently listed.”

Tubefilter: TikTok Removed Nearly 350,000 Videos For Violating Election Policies

Tubefilter: TikTok Removed Nearly 350,000 Videos For Violating Election Policies. “TikTok removed nearly 350,000 videos for violating its rules against election msinformation, disinformation, and manipulated media in the latter half of 2020, the platform revealed in its third transparency report. A further 441,028 videos were restricted from appearing in users’ For You feeds because they were flagged by fact-checkers, TikTok said.”