Fresno State News: State Lands Commission Partners With Madden Library To Digitize Map Collection

Fresno State News: State Lands Commission Partners With Madden Library To Digitize Map Collection. “The California State Lands Commission has entered into a contract with Fresno State’s Henry Madden Library to digitize the remainder of its map collection — about 50,000 maps — over the next three years. This continued contract follows an $87,000 grant over the past year to digitize about 20,000 maps.”

The Verge: YouTube Shows Have Become A Secret Weapon For Rising Politicians

The Verge: YouTube Shows Have Become A Secret Weapon For Rising Politicians. “Over the past few months, candidates Andrew Yang and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) have also appeared on YouTube podcasts with some of the platform’s most popular creators. All three have appeared on Rogan, with Yang also speaking with conservative commentator Dave Rubin and Ethan and Hila Klein from the H3 Podcast.”

CNN: Social network Homeis thinks a safe space for immigrants online is possible

CNN: Social network Homeis thinks a safe space for immigrants online is possible. “For the past two years, an Israeli entrepreneur has been working on what may seem like an idealistic, impossible task for this moment in time: building a better corner of the internet for immigrants. Ran Harnevo, 44, is the co-founder and CEO of new startup Homeis — a social network that feels like a hybrid between neighborhood social networking app Nextdoor and Facebook (FB).”

Wired: Building Virtual Worlds Is a New Form of Self-Expression

Wired: Building Virtual Worlds Is a New Form of Self-Expression. “As more people become literate in 3D world-building, what will it mean for society? It’s easy to see this moving mainstream, much as image-meme culture did. What began as a bunch of teenagers using Microsoft Paint to mess around with cat photos in the early aughts had by 2016 become a powerful form of political rhetoric—Bernie Sanders with the Beatles (‘DID SOMEONE SAY THEY WANT A REVOLUTION?’), Hillary Clinton as the Joker, Pepe the Frog as a fungible symbol for white supremacists.”

The Guardian: Families of missing Uighurs use Tiktok video app to publicise China detentions

The Guardian: Families of missing Uighurs use Tiktok video app to publicise China detentions. “Uighurs are sending out messages on social media video app Tiktok showing family members who have gone missing, in their latest attempt to raise awareness about the estimated 1 million Uighurs who have been detained in camps that have sprung up across China’s Xinjiang region.”

South China Morning Post: Chinese University to start public archive on Hong Kong protests to document the movement and preserve material for future study

South China Morning Post: Chinese University to start public archive on Hong Kong protests to document the movement and preserve material for future study. “A Hong Kong university will set up a public archive to preserve footage, posts on popular forum LIHKG, and any materials related to the massive city protests against the now-abandoned extradition bill, the Post has learned.”

News and Observer: UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info

News and Observer: UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info . “Britain’s government plans to call a summit of social media companies to discuss what more they can do to fight online misinformation about vaccines following a spike in measles cases.”