EurekAlert: New application can detect Twitter bots in any language. “Thanks to fruitful collaboration between language scholars and machine learning specialists, a new application developed by researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and Linnaeus University in Sweden can detect Twitter bots independent of the language used.”
How-To Geek: The Beginner’s Guide to Google Docs. “If you’re just getting started with Google Docs, its extensive features and add-ons can be a little overwhelming. Here are some tips to help you get started with this powerful alternative to Microsoft Word.” Very detailed starter guide. If I had a friend getting started with Google Docs, I would point them here.
AP: Experts: Spy used AI-generated face to connect with targets. “Katie Jones sure seemed plugged into Washington’s political scene. The 30-something redhead boasted a job at a top think tank and a who’s-who network of pundits and experts, from the centrist Brookings Institution to the right-wing Heritage Foundation. She was connected to a deputy assistant secretary of state, a senior aide to a senator and the economist Paul Winfree, who is being considered for a seat on the Federal Reserve. But Katie Jones doesn’t exist, The Associated Press has determined.”
A big thanks to Geneanet for tipping me to this one. I apparently missed it when it was announced in early June. From The Journal: New historical birth, marriage and death registers available online for public to access. “Employment Affairs and Social Protection Minister, Regina Doherty, TD, and Josepha Madigan, TD, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht have announced that a further tranche of Ireland’s historical Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths are now available online and free for the public to access.”
Cogapp: What functionality do the best online archives have?. “What makes an online archive useful to its users? In honour of International Archives Day, I looked at 14 world-leading online archives to find out. My focus was the features and functionality commonly offered, as well as any super cool features particular to specific sites.”
The Daily Dot: Social media is helping raise awareness about massacres in Sudan . “The African country of Sudan is in the middle of a revolution, and social media is playing a part in raising awareness and calling for change.”
Tulane University: Tulane offers free material for teaching students about social impact careers. “The Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking at Tulane University has developed an online library with materials such as instructor guides, videos, worksheets and other resources to assist educators in helping university students develop careers that address social or environmental issues.”