Virtual Events Group Collection of Online Meeting Platforms

New-to-me, from Virtual Events Group: collection of online meeting platforms. They’re divided into several categories including metaverse, networking event, Webinar, and trade show. Alfred P. tells me there are over 200 different platforms described here. The annotations are moderate but every platform I looked at had a “best feature” notation that I liked very much. They all had videos, too.

AccessWire: FestivalNet(R) Updates Largest Database of Festivals and Fairs in North America

AccessWire: FestivalNet(R) Updates Largest Database of Festivals and Fairs in North America (PRESS RELEASE). “From spring to winter, FestivalNet® covers 18,000 events around North America, each of which attracts hundreds or thousands of patrons, vendors, and visitors, creating opportunities in each host city, and a chance to experience new and exciting exhibits, games, food, and entertainment.”

UMass Boston: UMass Boston Launches Online Roadmap for Planning Participatory Archiving Events

UMass Boston News: UMass Boston Launches Online Roadmap for Planning Participatory Archiving Events. “UMass Boston’s Joseph P. Healey Library has launched RoPA, the Roadmap for Participatory Archiving… Supported in part by a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), RoPA is an online resource designed to guide libraries and cultural organizations through the process of collaborating with community members to plan engaging and inclusive participatory archiving events and to create digital collections.”

It’s Complicated: Facebook’s Liability for Users’ Posts (University of Minnesota Law School)

University of Minnesota Law School: It’s Complicated: Facebook’s Liability for Users’ Posts. “Facebook lets users describe their relationship status as ‘it’s complicated,’ but it also enables them to commit fraud, harassment, intellectual property infringement, and invasion of privacy, or to spread all kinds of disinformation, defamation, and intimate images. When is Facebook (or any other platform) legally responsible for users’ bad behavior? When should they be?”

Screen Rant: How To Find Concerts & Other Live Events On Snapchat

Screen Rant: How To Find Concerts & Other Live Events On Snapchat. “Snapchat is a great app for chatting with friends and watching funny videos, but did you know it can also help you find concerts and other live events with the help of Ticketmaster? If there’s one certainty in the tech space, it’s that smartphone apps are constantly changing. In a neverending attempt to hold the attention of as many users as possible, it’s crucial for apps to keep the experience fresh and lively.”

Mashable: No one is on Facebook, so how are we inviting friends to parties and shows?

Mashable: No one is on Facebook, so how are we inviting friends to parties and shows?. “A decade ago, when you made a new friend IRL, you’d add them on Facebook. You’d see each others’ posts and, eventually, when you wanted to invite them to a party, you’d create an event page and add them to it. But now, when you meet someone new, maybe you’ll follow them on Instagram or Twitter or no social media at all. And none of those platforms have a solid way to invite someone to an event.”

Creative Commons: Join us for ‘Ground Truth in Open Internet’ — the new Creative Commons Open Journalism Webinar Series and Training

Creative Commons: Join us for ‘Ground Truth in Open Internet’ — the new Creative Commons Open Journalism Webinar Series and Training. “Journalism provides a crucial public service. Access to verifiable information and stories that question the underlying terrain of power is critical to democratic societies. Yet, journalism as we know it faces existential new challenges. Increasingly, journalists face work-halting financial and ethical challenges, as well as threats to their physical and digital safety, when sharing information online.”

Genealogy’s Star: Looking forward to RootsTech 2022 Virtual

Genealogy’s Star: Looking forward to RootsTech 2022 Virtual. “RootsTech 2022 is coming faster than you expect. This year it is 100% virtual and 100% free (if you already have an internet connection and a device to connect). I am involved as an ‘Influencer.’ I guess my perception of reality should begin adapting to linguistic changes. Most of my time during RootsTech from the 28th of February to the 5th of March is going to be spent helping people around the world with their genealogical questions.”

MakeUseOf: How to Create and Attend Discord Events

MakeUseOf: How to Create and Attend Discord Events . “Discord is a great place to gather your friends to chat about games, school, and everything else. But what if you want to schedule everyone to meet at the same time? For that, you can use Discord events. We’re going to explain everything you need to know about Discord events, including how to set them up.”

In the Streets; On the Walls: Archiving, Activism, & the Urban Art Mapping Street Art Database (Western Michigan University)

Western Michigan University: In the Streets; On the Walls: Archiving, Activism, & the Urban Art Mapping Street Art Database. “The Urban Art Mapping George Floyd and Anti-Racist Street Art database is a crowdsourced, activist archive of street art created in the context of the ongoing movement demanding social justice and equality…. Join guest scholars Heather Shirey and David Todd Lawrence, co-directors of Urban Art Mapping Research Project, and learn about the ways that artists and writers have used walls, posts, streets and boards as sites for vernacular communicative acts and explore the goals, challenges and applications of a crowd-sourced archive of protest art in the community.” September 15th, Webex, free.

Smithsonian: Smithsonian To Host First Annual Educator’s Day

Smithsonian: Smithsonian To Host First Annual Educator’s Day. “The Smithsonian will host its first annual Educator’s Day Friday, Sept. 17. The free full-day virtual event will bring together museum educators and teachers from across the country to explore opportunities to collaborate, learn from one another and discuss the future of education. The day will include plenary sessions and more than 30 breakout sessions between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET. Pre-K–12 teachers across the country are invited to participate in this inaugural event.”

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: Join thousands of journalists learning about ‘product thinking’ in Knight Center’s new free online course

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: Join thousands of journalists learning about ‘product thinking’ in Knight Center’s new free online course. “Six thousand people from around the world have just started the Knight Center’s newest Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to learn about ‘product thinking,’ an emerging discipline in journalism that has had an impact on media outlets that have moved from being mono-product to multi-product companies. ‘Product Strategies for Journalism: How to align editorial, audience, business and technology,’ began on Aug. 23, but there’s still time to register and catch up!”

US Census Bureau: How You Can Leverage Census Bureau’s New Building Permit Visualization Tool

US Census Bureau: How You Can Leverage Census Bureau’s New Building Permit Visualization Tool. “The Census Bureau’s new visualization and extraction tool empowers users to engage this rich, sub county-level source of information about the critical first step in construction – the building permit. This webinar will demonstrate how anyone – academic researchers, builders, contractors, mainstream media – can engage this tool to understand building permit trends across one or multiple markets.”