Facebook is adding “secret” videos (yeah right) and a video library for page owners. When Facebook tells me something is secret I do not believe it.
Pocket users! Check out The Next Web’s writeup on Pocket Rocket. “If you’re anything like me, you love Pocket — and find your overflowing stash of articles daunting. A new service, PocketRocket, will help you navigate the mess by sending you one article per day via email, then archiving it.”
What’s the latest company on the transparency report bus? Why, it’s Etsy! “You may notice our report is different than the reports that others have issued. That’s because we want any insights and context we share to reflect Etsy’s unique marketplace, community and mission. We’re not only including information about requests for member information and intellectual property takedowns — which are both generally associated with transparency reporting — but we’re also providing insight into how we strive to keep our marketplace a reliable, trustworthy place to shop and do business as well as how we offer protection to buyers and sellers.”
Wellcome Library has launched “What’s in the Library”. “Today we’re going public with What’s In The Library?, a project we’ve been working on with the good people from design firm Good, Form & Spectacle. What’s In The Library? plumbs the depths of the Library catalogue, surfacing data from catalogue records and digitised materials to encourage exploration. What we’ve found out so far is that AIDS posters, genetics archives and Medical Officer of Health Reports are very well represented digitally, but our subject coverage has a very long tail. Anthropomorphism, for example, is the subject of 23 items.” (You’ll have to follow the link for the vaguely disturbing lobster picture).
Unless you’re the US Navy or some similarly exceptional organization, Windows XP support is officially done. “Keeping to its word, Microsoft ended security support for existing Microsoft Security Essentials customers running Windows XP, a little more than a year after support officially ended April 8, 2014. Microsoft said last year that signatures and updates for Microsoft Security Essentials would continue for a limited time, and the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool would also be available for XP users for a limited time.”
Google has simplified and updated its patent search tool. “The idea is that the new patent search will be easier to use both by experts in the field as well as the general public to look for patents and related materials. Given the rising interest in safeguarding IP among developers and founders who may have never had to consider patents much before, this could prove to be especially useful.”
The New York University Library has acquired the archive of the art and literary journal Triple Canopy. The thing about this is: this journal has published since 2007 and almost entirely online. The library will expand its holdings as the journal keeps publishing, as an insurance against the Web-based archive of the journal itself going offline/otherwise awry. Considering What’s going on with the Boston Phoenix, I think this is a fine idea.