Boston Globe: Providence Public Library unveils R.I.’s first public archive of LGBTQ+ works

Boston Globe: Providence Public Library unveils R.I.’s first public archive of LGBTQ+ works. “This June marks 45 years since people started marching to celebrate Pride, taking to the streets of Providence to call for equality of those in the LGBTQ+ community. Now, the Providence Public Library has gathered the history of that struggle in the state’s first-ever public community archive dedicated to the cultural and political stories and history of LGBTQ+ people in Rhode Island.”

Radio Bulgaria: Digital archive to store history of Bulgaria’s industrial heritage

Radio Bulgaria: Digital archive to store history of Bulgaria’s industrial heritage. “Factories, railway facilities, bridges, slaughterhouses, showing the history of rapid industrial development in the first decades of the 20th century, are often left to destruction these days or they ‘accidentally’ burn down. To preserve the story of these valuable architectural specimens, a team of historians has decided to develop a digital archive and a mobile application dedicated to the industrial heritage of Bulgaria.”

Broadway World: Broadway & Beyond Creates Contact Database for Stage Managers of Color

Broadway World: Broadway & Beyond Creates Contact Database for Stage Managers of Color. “Broadway & Beyond: Access for Stage Managers of Color has recently updated its website to include a contact database for stage managers of color who are open to work and a job postings section. Broadway & Beyond is committed to continuing to develop pathways for aspiring and mid-career stage managers of color to enter or achieve the next level of success within the professional theatre industry. With these new functions, the Broadway & Beyond website is an invaluable, free resource for making those connections.”

EurekAlert: Social media influencing grows more precarious in digital age

EurekAlert: Social media influencing grows more precarious in digital age. “Influencing millions of people on social media and being paid handsomely is not as easy as it looks, according to new Cornell University research. Algorithm vagaries are just one of several challenges social media content creators face, according to study author Brooke Erin Duffy, associate professor of communication at Cornell.”

Make Tech Easier: A Guide to Emulation with RetroPie

Make Tech Easier: A Guide to Emulation with RetroPie. “Emulating video game systems and computers is one of the things that the Raspberry Pi has always been good at, right from the start. You can do this with your own Raspberry Pi using RetroPie emulators. RetroPie is easily one of the best all-in-one plug-in-play retro gaming solutions. Even with systems that don’t work flawlessly, it’s not too difficult to tweak them to work right.”

New York Times: Google Seeks to Break Vicious Cycle of Online Slander

New York Times: Google Seeks to Break Vicious Cycle of Online Slander. “For many years, the vicious cycle has spun: Websites solicit lurid, unverified complaints about supposed cheaters, sexual predators, deadbeats and scammers. People slander their enemies. The anonymous posts appear high in Google results for the names of victims. Then the websites charge the victims thousands of dollars to take the posts down. This circle of slander has been lucrative for the websites and associated middlemen — and devastating for victims. Now Google is trying to break the loop.”

MakeUseOf: How to Use Facebook’s Transparency Center to Understand the Social Network Better

MakeUseOf: How to Use Facebook’s Transparency Center to Understand the Social Network Better. “Facebook wants to be clearer about its policies to help you better understand the app, and has launched a new resource to help in this respect. Facebook’s Transparency Center is a one-stop shop for anyone looking to understand how the platform deals with all manners of things. This article will help you navigate the Transparency Center so you can understand the social media network better.”

The Verge: Ring will require video requests to be public in Neighbors app starting next week

The Verge: Ring will require video requests to be public in Neighbors app starting next week. “Ring is adjusting how public agencies such as police and fire departments are able to request video clips from Ring camera owners in its Neighbors app. Starting next week, agencies will only be able to request clips be sent to them through public posts that are viewable in the app’s main feed; they will no longer be able to send individuals specific requests for clips.”

Psychology Today: FOMO and Social Media

Psychology Today: FOMO and Social Media. “One concept that has been linked to problematic social media use is FOMO, or ‘fear of missing out.’ FOMO describes the nagging feeling that other people may be experiencing something fun and awesome but that you are missing out on it. It is easy to see why experiencing FOMO has been linked to interest in social media: If someone is afraid that their friends are doing all of these awesome activities without including them, constantly checking their social media feeds to see what they are up to could make sense from this person’s perspective.”

BBC: The firms paid to delve into sport stars’ social media past

BBC: The firms paid to delve into sport stars’ social media past. “Officials at sporting organisations are increasingly requesting detailed reports into sport stars’ social media history to unearth risky and problematic content. For companies offering so-called online due diligence – or background checks – the headlines around England cricketer Ollie Robinson, who was suspended over offensive historic tweets, are a cautionary tale likely to feature in sales pitches in the coming months and years.”

San Diego Union Tribune: Deaf, blind potter plans ceramic-making marathon to raise money for pottery school

San Diego Union-Tribune: Deaf, blind potter plans ceramic-making marathon to raise money for pottery school. “A year ago this month, Kelvin Crosby was at his lowest ebb, when the tiny bit of clear vision he had left disappeared. Then things got worse. Last fall, the development funding for his startup company ran out, leaving him with no income. But with the help of hand-thrown pottery — a craft he learned in high school and took up again last December — Crosby, 33, is now back on top, both emotionally and on TikTok, where he has amassed more than 258,000 followers and 4.1` million likes for his 6-month-old TikTok channel DeafBlindPotter.”

Leiden University: The Grotius Centre launches The Leiden Investment Treaty Arbitration Database

Leiden University: The Grotius Centre launches The Leiden Investment Treaty Arbitration Database. “The objective of the database, which is freely available, is to facilitate research on the procedural and institutional dimensions of investment-treaty arbitration. The creation of this database was based on the conviction that a reliable data-set on investment treaty arbitration, the appointed arbitrators, the institutions which have administered the proceedings, the nationality of the parties to the dispute, the respondent States, and the counsel, amongst others, is an important tool for research on various legal, political, social and sociological aspects of investment treaty arbitration.” Not too clear on investment treaty arbitration? Check out this article from Arbitration Law Review.

9to5 Mac: Spotify for iOS adds new ‘Only You’ feature for personalized playlists and more

9to5 Mac: Spotify for iOS adds new ‘Only You’ feature for personalized playlists and more. “Spotify announced today a new global campaign called ‘Only You,’ an in-app experience with personalized playlists to celebrate its users’ uniqueness. The new feature is accessible via the Spotify for iOS application and it comes with six different in-app experiences.”