PR Newswire: Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Launch Digital Ute Language Dictionary (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Launch Digital Ute Language Dictionary (PRESS RELEASE). “The Ute Language digital dictionary is the latest resource for speakers and learners of the Ute Language. Time is critical for this Indigenous community as they fight to reinvigorate the next generation of learners. It is estimated that today there are a little over 110 fluent Ute Mountain Ute speakers. The Ute Mountain Ute digital dictionary will be free for learners to access on the web or to download the app on both iOS and Android devices.”

Techdirt: Newly Revealed Details Show That Missouri Government Totally Knew That Journalists Were Not At Fault For Teacher Data Vulnerability

Techdirt: Newly Revealed Details Show That Missouri Government Totally Knew That Journalists Were Not At Fault For Teacher Data Vulnerability. “The Post-Dispatch, whose reporters potentially still face charges, put out an open records request to find out more about what the government was saying and discovered, somewhat incredibly, that before DESE [Department of Elementary and Secondary Education] referred to them as hackers, it already knew that it was at fault here and even initially planned to thank the journalists.”

Vietnam+: Vietnam steps up digitalisation of cultural heritage

Vietnam+: Vietnam steps up digitalisation of cultural heritage. “The programme aims to build a national database system on cultural heritage on a consistent digital platform, which serves the archive, management, research, conservation and introduction of heritage, thereby fostering sustainable tourism development. It is also to step up digital transformation and integration of national digital data on cultural heritage.”

PC World: Stay focused with these 5 Google Chrome extensions

PC World: Stay focused with these 5 Google Chrome extensions. “While remote work definitely has its perks (nothing beats wearing comfy pajama bottoms all day), it has its downfalls too. Do you ever find yourself getting absorbed in a juicy Twitter thread or being sucked down a wormhole of countless dog-themed TikToks? If Google Chrome is your browser of choice, then you’re in luck. We’ve rounded up the best Chrome extensions to help keep you on track.”

New York Times: Those Cute Cats Online? They Help Spread Misinformation.

New York Times: Those Cute Cats Online? They Help Spread Misinformation.. “Videos and GIFs of cute animals — usually cats — have gone viral online for almost as long as the internet has been around. Many of the animals became famous: There’s Keyboard Cat, Grumpy Cat, Lil Bub and Nyan Cat, just to name a few. Now, it is becoming increasingly clear how widely the old-school internet trick is being used by people and organizations peddling false information online, misinformation researchers say.”

NiemanLab: How researchers used decades of Wall Street Journal articles to predict stock market returns

NiemanLab: How researchers used decades of Wall Street Journal articles to predict stock market returns . “Financial news articles can be a good short-term indicator of why the U.S. stock market is doing well or poorly, finds a new working paper, ‘Business News and Business Cycles,’ from the National Bureau of Economic Research. Based on a full-text analysis of 763,887 Wall Street Journal articles published from 1984 to 2017, the authors find that news coverage of particular topics, like signs of a looming recession, predicts 25% of average fluctuations in stock market returns.”

MakeUseOf: The 7 Best Face Swap Apps

MakeUseOf: The 7 Best Face Swap Apps. “The smartphone has made it possible for anyone to easily employ advanced photo-editing tools, for which you’d otherwise need Photoshop skills. One such ability is to swap people’s faces in pictures. Face swap apps have made this as simple as tapping your screen a few times. Whether you want to perfect a face swap using manual manipulation or you want an app that does all the hard work for you, there is a face swap app available for that.”

South Dakota State News: State Historical Society digitizes important suffrage papers

South Dakota State News: State Historical Society digitizes important suffrage papers . “More than 3,765 women’s suffrage items from the John A. and Alice Pickler Papers are now available on the South Dakota Digital Archives of the South Dakota State Historical Society. In 1991, 65 boxes of Pickler family records were donated to the State Historical Society-Archives at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre, including photographs, political papers, business records, and more than four boxes of suffrage-related correspondence, speech notes, meeting minutes, and booklets.”

CBC: Stories of Black Canadian veterans the focus of new website leading up to federal apology in 2022

CBC: Stories of Black Canadian veterans the focus of new website leading up to federal apology in 2022. “Ontario historian Kathy Grant, whose Barbadian father served as a volunteer in the Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War, has been researching Canada’s Black soldiers for years, digitizing their photographs and records and posting their stories on social media. But it was only last month that she was able to launch the website Black Canadian Veterans Stories, funded by Veterans Affairs Canada.”

Phys .org: New website evaluates the effectiveness of science communication activities

Phys .org: New website evaluates the effectiveness of science communication activities. “Scientists regularly appear in the media. They participate in science cafés, write a popular-science book or visit school classes. In that way, they want to convey their knowledge and enthusiasm to society. But do they succeed? To answer that question, a new website is launched, with a toolbox full of instruments to evaluate the effect of science communication activities.” This resource is in Research & Opinion instead of New Resources because it is currently only available in Dutch. An English version is planned.

Times of Malta: Guilty of a crime? It can now be ‘forgotten’ online after three years

Times of Malta: Guilty of a crime? It can now be ‘forgotten’ online after three years. “People found guilty of a crime can apply to have the court judgment against them removed from the public domain after three years, according to guidelines issued by the Court Services Agency. The guidelines also state that if the judgment is appealed, the three year period starts from the date of the appeal decision.”

TechCrunch: Twitter will use new data from reported tweets to identify platform problems earlier

TechCrunch: Twitter will use new data from reported tweets to identify platform problems earlier. “Like most social media companies, Twitter has long relied on user reporting to flag potentially policy-violating tweets. But in its new imagining of that system those reports would provide the company with a richer picture of behavior on the platform rather than just a way to evaluate individual incidents in isolation.”

Mashable: The 7 TikTok recipes of 2021 that actually deserved the hype

Mashable: The 7 TikTok recipes of 2021 that actually deserved the hype. “Where I was once skeptical, I am now a convert: TikTok is fantastic for people who love cooking, eating, and learning about food. There are a lot of talented cooks and creators on the app — a personal favorite is chef @sad_papi — but there are those singular dishes that transcend the platform to become global trends in and of themselves. This year, certain TikTok recipes, somehow, someway, ended up just as popular as the renegade dance. We’re talking ‘ingredients became hard to find’ popular.