Mozilla Blog: Firefox Ups the Ante with Latest Test Pilot Experiment: Price Wise and Email Tabs. “Today, just in time for the holiday shopping season, the Firefox Test Pilot team is introducing Price Wise and Email Tabs — the latest experimental features designed to give users more choice and transparency when shopping online. These game-changing desktop tools are sure to make shopping a breeze with more options to save, share, track and shop. We’ve also made a few updates to the Test Pilot program itself to make it even easier to become a part of the growing Firefox users testing new features.”
MakeUseOf: How to Add Notes to Bookmarks in Chrome and Firefox . “If you don’t remember why you saved your bookmarks, they won’t do you any good. Adding notes to your bookmarks can help you remember why you wanted them. You used to be able to add notes to bookmarks in Firefox, but that feature has been removed. And Chrome never had that ability. Let’s look at how to get around this limitation in Chrome and Firefox and add notes to your bookmarks.”
TechCrunch: Macaw will curate Twitter for you, help expand your network. “Twitter today inserts activity-based tweets into your timeline, alerting you to things like the popular tweets liked by people you follow, or those Twitter accounts that a lot of people in your network have just started to follow. These alerts can be useful, but their timing is sporadic and they can be easily missed. Plus, if you turn off Twitter’s algorithmic timeline (as may be possible for some), you’ll lose access to this sort of info. A new Twitter app called Macaw aims to help.”
MakeUseOf: Google Keep vs. Evernote: Which Note Keeping App Is Best for You?. “You can find plenty of note-taking sites and mobile apps, but Google Keep and Evernote are two very popular options. And it’s with good reason that they both top the list, as you’ll read below.”
National Library of Medicine: Revealing Data: Why We Need Humans To Curate Web Collections . “In this Revealing Data series we explore data in historical medical collections, and how preserving this data helps to ensure that generations of researchers can reexamine it, reveal new stories, and make new discoveries. Future researchers will likely want to examine the data of the web archive collections, collected and preserved by libraries, archives, and others, using a wide range of approaches, to document unfolding events.” Good stuff from Alexander Nwala.
File this one under given-value-of-useful, but it’s pretty neat. Hyperallergic: Create Your Own Art Catalogue from LACMA’s Collection. “Ever wander through a museum and fantasize about organizing your own exhibition, rearranging a gallery, or putting together all the artworks you love most into one room? A new tool developed by the Hyundai Project at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) allows you to imagine what this might look like. With Collator, you can compile and publish your own book (or catalogue, if you will) of artworks from the museum’s permanent collection.”
BuzzFeed: YouTube Kids Is Going To Release A Whitelisted, Non-Algorithmic Version Of Its App. “YouTube is planning to release a new version of its YouTube Kids app that will do away with algorithmically suggested videos and will only display videos from channels that a team of YouTube curators handpicks, a source familiar with YouTube’s plans told BuzzFeed News.”