Louisiana Tech University: Special Collections and Archives acquires Bernard J. Stinnett Collection

Louisiana Tech University: Special Collections and Archives acquires Bernard J. Stinnett Collection. “The Special Collections and Archives at Louisiana Tech University has acquired a collection of letters, memorabilia, artwork, and photographs of former Camp Ruston U.S. Army clerk Bernard J. Stinnett, courtesy of his daughter Hester Stinnett. Louisiana’s Camp Ruston was one of the largest prisoner-of-war (POW) camps established by the U.S. during World War II, located on the western outskirts of the town of Grambling.”

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh tech company makes 401(k) data free and open to all

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh tech company makes 401(k) data free and open to all. “More than two decades after the idea came up during a party conversation, [Raul Valdes-Perez] has launched a search engine called Benchmine that allows users to do comparative analysis on more than 54,000 company 401(k) retirement plans. The online tool provides free and public access to data that all companies offering 401(k)s to their employees are required to report annually to the U.S. Department of Labor.”

Poynter: Misinformation is swirling online about COVID-19 vaccines and Damar Hamlin’s collapse

Poynter: Misinformation is swirling online about COVID-19 vaccines and Damar Hamlin’s collapse. “Hamlin tackled Cincinnati Bengals receiver Tee Higgins during a Jan. 2 game at Paycor Stadium. As millions watched, Hamlin stood up after the hit and moments later fell to the ground. Social media users seized on the incident and used it to suggest that COVID-19 vaccines contributed to Hamlin’s cardiac arrest.”

MakeUseOf: 8 Ways to Discover the Most Popular Online Content

MakeUseOf: 8 Ways to Discover the Most Popular Online Content. “These days, most people get their daily dose of news from Facebook posts, Twitter, Reddit threads, and more. However, if you don’t want to rely on social media as your only source for news, there are other ways to discover more popular content online. There was a time when news aggregators and RSS Feeds were more common. These tools still have a place in the digital world despite the rise of social media. Here, we’ll be looking at a few of the best options.”

Business Insider: A group of laid off Twitter employees finally got paltry severance agreements. Now they must decide whether to sign, or pursue legal action against Elon Musk’s company.

Business Insider: A group of laid off Twitter employees finally got paltry severance agreements. Now they must decide whether to sign, or pursue legal action against Elon Musk’s company.. “Hundreds of Twitter employees who were part of Elon Musk’s first round of layoffs just got severance paperwork after waiting for two months. Now they must decide whether to sign or join lawsuits against the company and its billionaire owner.”

The Verge: Google Stadia is shutting down soon, so transfer your games and saves while you can

The Verge: Google Stadia is shutting down soon, so transfer your games and saves while you can. “Google Stadia, the company’s not-long-for-this-world cloud gaming service, will be shutting down for good on January 18th. (Specifically, January 18th at 11:59PM PT, Google spokesperson Patrick Seybold confirmed to The Verge.) While the shutdown means that you’re about to lose access to all of your titles and saves on Stadia, many publishers have shared ways to bring your purchases and progress to other platforms so you can keep playing your games.”

Fast Company: How Gen Z social media managers became the new CMOs

Fast Company: How Gen Z social media managers became the new CMOs. “[Zaria] Parvez, who’s since been promoted to global social media manager, is just one of several young corporate marketing staffers who, thanks largely to TikTok’s meteoric rise, have quickly become leaders in their companies when it comes to messaging and positioning. These Gen Z’ers are not just in tune with the brand voice, but actively shaping it, and altering marketing departments along the way.”

Mid-Day: Why people are keeping their deceased ones alive through social media accounts

Mid-Day: Why people are keeping their deceased ones alive through social media accounts. “The last post on Bollywood singer KK’s Instagram account was in October 2022, roughly five months after his sudden death in Kolkata last May. ‘After he passed, I spoke to Nakul [his son], about what we should do with his account,’ says Shubham Bhatt, KK’s manager, ‘and we decided to not deactivate it as it was a way to reach out to all his fans….’ … The singer’s posthumous Instagram account is now of the many belonging to renowned artistes across the globe, who have an active account after their death.

GeekWire: Seattle Public Schools sues TikTok, YouTube, Instagram and others, seeking compensation for youth mental health crisis

GeekWire: Seattle Public Schools sues TikTok, YouTube, Instagram and others, seeking compensation for youth mental health crisis. “A new lawsuit filed by Seattle Public Schools against TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, Snap, Instagram, and their parent companies alleges that the social media giants have ‘successfully exploited the vulnerable brains of youth’ for their own profit, using psychological tactics that have led to a mental health crisis in schools.”

Beyond Section 230: A pair of social media experts describes how to bring transparency and accountability to the industry (The Conversation)

The Conversation: Beyond Section 230: A pair of social media experts describes how to bring transparency and accountability to the industry. “…the more that platforms like Twitter test the limits of their protection, the more American politicians on both sides of the aisle have been motivated to modify or repeal Section 230. As a social media media professor and a social media lawyer with a long history in this field, we think change in Section 230 is coming – and we believe that it is long overdue.”

Addison County Independent: Sheldon Museum hosts live webinar on collage art

Addison County Independent: Sheldon Museum hosts live webinar on collage art. “Thinking of place as an archive is fertile terrain for collage artists who seek to incorporate a sense of place into their practice. Panelists at a Sheldon Museum webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. will present artwork and discuss what it means to explore a place through the collage artist lens.” The event is free but requires registration.

Premium Times: In Nigeria, responsible journalism risks being drowned by disinformation -Babcock University VC

Premium Times (Nigeria): In Nigeria, responsible journalism risks being drowned by disinformation -Babcock University VC. “The President/Vice-Chancellor of Babcock University (BU), Ilishan-Remo, Ademola Tayo, has urged global media practitioners and particularly in Nigeria to save the profession from being ‘drowned by the cacophony of disinformation.’”