Daily Press: ‘The collection has become its own collection’: Pamunkey Museum director plans to restore, revitalize center

Daily Press: ‘The collection has become its own collection’: Pamunkey Museum director plans to restore, revitalize center. “Step into the Pamunkey Indian Museum, located at the tribe’s reservation in King William, and each artifact will transport you to a different age. Stone points dating 12,000 years ago. A treaty from 1677 between several tribes and the English crown, guaranteeing the indigenous members control over their homeland. Ceremonial headwear and dresses worn in the 1930s. But the museum’s timeline, depicting traditional pottery styles through the Pamunkey’s history, stops in 1980.”

Data Literacy in Government: How Are Agencies Enhancing Data Skills? (FedTech)

FedTech: Data Literacy in Government: How Are Agencies Enhancing Data Skills?. “Data literacy is now a common buzzword, spurred by the publication of the Federal Data Strategy 2020 Action Plan last year and the growing empowerment of chief data officers in the government. The document outlines a multiyear, holistic approach to government information that includes building a culture that values data, encouraging strong management and protection and promoting its efficient and appropriate use.”

Reuters: Facebook and tech giants to target attacker manifestos, far-right militias in database

Reuters: Facebook and tech giants to target attacker manifestos, far-right militias in database. “A counterterrorism organization formed by some of the biggest U.S. tech companies including Facebook and Microsoft is significantly expanding the types of extremist content shared between firms in a key database, aiming to crack down on material from white supremacists and far-right militias, the group told Reuters.”

TSLAC Conservation: Preservation of the Battleship Texas Schematic Prints

TSLAC Conservation: Preservation of the Battleship Texas Schematic Prints. “TSLAC holds more than 3,000 schematic prints of the Battleship Texas and its mechanical systems. The prints have various creation dates, including 1911, 1914, 1927, and 1931, indicating the schematics were made for the original ship designs as well as for several modernizations the ship underwent.”

Facebook’s Next Target: The Religious Experience (New York Times)

New York Times: Facebook’s Next Target: The Religious Experience. “Facebook, which recently passed $1 trillion in market capitalization, may seem like an unusual partner for a church whose primary goal is to share the message of Jesus. But the company has been cultivating partnerships with a wide range of faith communities over the past few years, from individual congregations to large denominations, like the Assemblies of God and the Church of God in Christ.”

Mashable: Tesla channels old school sorority values by policing customers’ social media posts

Mashable: Tesla channels old school sorority values by policing customers’ social media posts. “Tesla’s solar power division, Tesla Energy, reportedly has a team of 20 employees that acts as the company’s own standards board. It scours the internet looking for complaints against the company and, according to former employees speaking to Business Insider, they are instructed to ‘politely ask customers to delete their social media complaints.’”

University of Michigan: The Impact And Role Of Social Media At The Olympics

University of Michigan: The Impact And Role Of Social Media At The Olympics. “In this episode of Michigan Minds, Scott Campbell, PhD, Communications and Media Department Chair and Constance F. and Arnold C. Pohs Professor of Telecommunications, discusses the impact and role of social media at the Tokyo Olympics. He also talks about the presence that newer technologies like 5G and augmented reality will have on spectator events.” This is a podcast, but there’s an extensive article with it as well.

Georgia State University: Georgia State Library Special Collections and Archives Uncovers Previously Unknown Photos of Amelia Earhart’s 1934 Visit to Atlanta

Georgia State University: Georgia State Library Special Collections and Archives Uncovers Previously Unknown Photos of Amelia Earhart’s 1934 Visit to Atlanta. “Previously unknown photos of Amelia Earhart, the first woman to pilot an airplane solo across the Atlantic Ocean, during her visit to Atlanta in 1934 have been discovered in the Georgia State University Library’s Special Collections and Archives.”

Tubefilter: ‘Battle Of The Platforms’ Boxing Event Reportedly Lost $10 Million As Fighters, Investors, Producers Seek Payment

Tubefilter: ‘Battle Of The Platforms’ Boxing Event Reportedly Lost $10 Million As Fighters, Investors, Producers Seek Payment. “Billboard reports that the event cost $20 million to produce, but has only brought in between $6.5 million and $10 million in revenues. Accordingly, investors (including NBA star James Harden), producers, and 15 boxers have yet to be compensated. Hall, for his part, was promised $5 million to participate in the fight.”

Trouble in fandom paradise: Tumblr users lash out against its beta subscription feature (TechCrunch)

TechCrunch: Trouble in fandom paradise: Tumblr users lash out against its beta subscription feature. “…like any social media company, Tumblr needs to keep itself afloat in order for its users to continue sharing esoteric fan art, incomprehensible shitposts, and overly personal diary entries hidden beneath a ‘Read More’ button. Yesterday, Tumblr announced the limited beta test of its Post+ subscription feature, which — if all goes as planned — will eventually let Tumblr users post paywalled content to subscribers that pay them $3.99, $5.99 or $9.99 per month.”

Even Facebook struggles: Zuck’s titanic database upgrade hits numerous legacy software bergs (The Register)

The Register: Even Facebook struggles: Zuck’s titanic database upgrade hits numerous legacy software bergs . “Facebook has had all sorts of no fun trying to migrate from MySQL 5.6 to version 8.0. A post from the social network’s engineering team reveals that Facebook’s last MySQL upgrade – to version 5.6 – took ‘more than a year’. Moving to version 8.0 has taken ‘a few years so far’.”

New York Times: Using Computer Vision to Create A More Accurate Digital Archive

New York Times: Using Computer Vision to Create A More Accurate Digital Archive. “This video series from R&D features team members describing their roles, processes and the specific technical challenges they encounter while building and shipping projects. Along with each episode, we’ll share relevant background, resources, references and advice for anyone interested in creating something similar or learning more…. In this episode, R&D Intern Lasse Nordahl explains the process of converting over 10 million scanned images of articles from The Times’s archive into machine-readable text.”

Mashable: TikTok users parody East Asian fetishization with ‘Americacore’ videos

Mashable: TikTok users parody East Asian fetishization with ‘Americacore’ videos. “Under the guise of celebrating ‘Americacore,’ TikTok users are recording their trips to Target and Walmart, eating snacks like Goldfish crackers and Funfetti cookies, and using paper plates. Paired with gentle music and soft filters, the video trend mimics the way many Americans fetishize East Asian culture, but misrepresent them in ‘aesthetic’ content.”

Nevada Today: University Libraries celebrate Artown 2021

Nevada Today: University Libraries celebrate Artown 2021. “Many of Nevada’s iconic neon signs are fading away. Which is why the University Libraries at the University of Nevada, Reno created Neon in Nevada. Neon in Nevada is a collaborative project documenting and preserving images of neon signs from across the state in a digital archive. In partnering with UNLV Libraries, the Nevada Historical Society, rural Nevada towns, and others, this project is truly a state-wide effort. It is vital in keeping the familiar glow of neon and its history in Nevada alive. The digital archive will go live in August 2021, and the public will be able to view and interact with photos of neon signs in Nevada like never before.”