Bloomberg: In One Tweet, Kylie Jenner Wiped Out $1.3 Billion of Snap’s Market Value. “Shares of the Snapchat parent company sank 6.1 percent on Thursday, wiping out $1.3 billion in market value, on the heels of a tweet on Wednesday from Kylie Jenner, who said she doesn’t open the app anymore.”
New York Times: When Is a Child Instagram-Ready?. “In his first weekend on Instagram, my 9-year-old posted 20 times in 24 hours. He put up a video of himself doing a front flip wearing only his boxer shorts, followed back every single user who followed him, and went ‘live’ in a friend’s basement without the parents knowing. It was exactly what I wanted: We had the beginnings of our first set of rules. I typed it up, and we both signed it.”
From the United Nations Library at Geneva, an announcement of a big new digitization intiative. “United Nations Library at Geneva has launched a major project to digitise the entire League of Nations Archives held by UN Geneva! This collection is inscribed on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register and contains 15 million pages of unique materials that offer insight into the history of the world’s first global organisation, which was established almost 100 years ago and had its seat at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.”
Mashable: See the breathtaking scope of the high school anti-gun walkouts on Snap Maps. “High school students across the country walked out of school on Wednesday to protest inaction from politicians on gun control policy. The protests are a direct response to the deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Florida last week that took 17 lives. A striking way to see the spread of this movement — from both a macro, and micro perspective — has emerged on Snap Maps. “
The Guardian: YouTube promotes conspiracy videos attacking Florida’s shooting survivors. “YouTube is promoting conspiracy theory videos claiming that survivors of last week’s Florida school shooting are ‘crisis actors’, in the latest example of technology companies failing to tackle disinformation.”
Asia News Network: Jakarta to learn digital archiving. “Japan is offering to help Indonesia learn about digitally archiving its cultural heritage, as the Southeast Asian country is lagging behind its neighbours like Singapore and Malaysia, according to a prominent researcher in the heritage conservation field.”
University of Tennessee Knoxville: Student volunteers are helping the McClung Museum uncover the history of black Civil War troops in Tennessee.. “For the past four years, hundreds of UT Chancellor’s Honor students have been transcribing more than 2,100 pages of handwritten Civil War documents. Their efforts are helping bring to life the history of the 1st US Colored Troops (Heavy Artillery) mustered in Knoxville in 1864. The goal is to make this overlooked African American achievement accessible in a digital archive.” The transcribing is expected to finish this year, but the digital archive won’t be available until after that.