CNBC: Google adds new search features to try to give users the ‘vibe’ of a city or neighborhood

CNBC: Google adds new search features to try to give users the ‘vibe’ of a city or neighborhood. “Google now says it has enough local data to predict a neighborhood’s ‘vibes’ in search results. The company is launching ‘immersive views’ and ‘vibes’ for some locations, adding more details in visual form so that users will be able to explore locations before they visit, Google said at its third annual Search On event Wednesday.”

UC Berkeley Launches Online Archive of Berkeley Life in the Late 1960s and 1970s

UC Berkeley has launched a new online archive of Berkeley (the city) in the 1960s and 1970s. From the About page: “On this website we tell this story: of the rare city in the United States where the transformations of the 1960s continued to gain momentum in the 1970s. It’s not a simple tale. An openness to cultural and political experimentation; a hunger for personal authenticity, for a life lived fully, with oppressive social masks stripped off; and a commitment to redress longstanding inequities in American life: these three impulses pulled Berkeley in a number of directions in this period, producing dramatic results and often equally dramatic conflicts. The ideals of the 1960s were tested on the streets of Berkeley in the 1970s.”