Internet Archive: TV news chyron data provide ways to explore breaking news reports & bias . “Today the Internet Archive’s TV News Archive announces a new way to plumb our TV news collections to see how news stories are reported: data feeds for the news that appears as chyrons on the lower thirds of TV screens. Our Third Eye project scans the lower thirds of TV screens, using OCR, or optical character recognition, to turn these fleeting missives into downloadable data ripe for analysis. At launch, Third Eye tracks BBC News, CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC, and contains more than four million chyrons captured in just over two weeks.”
Internet Archive: HyperCard On The Archive (Celebrating 30 Years of HyperCard). “To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Hypercard, we’re bringing it back. After our addition of in-browser early Macintosh emulation earlier this year, the Internet Archive now has a lot of emulated Hypercard stacks available for perusal, and we encourage you to upload your own, easily and quickly.” I miss HyperCard. Get off my lawn.
BBC News: ‘Bollywood blocks the Internet Archive’. “Access to the Internet Archive is being barred within India.
The move appears to be the result of two Bollywood production companies attempting to stop pirated copies of their films being viewed online within the country.”
Poynter: These free Wayback Machine hacks will make you a better online sleuth. “You may already know about a website that lets you peek into the past. This week, we dig into tools on that site that make it easy to save what you find.”
Chronicle of Philanthropy: Podcast: How $100 Million Could Help Digitize Millions of Important Books . It is a podcast, but there is a transcript. “One of the eight semifinalists in the 100&Change MacArthur Foundation competition is the Internet Archive. To win the $100 million prize, the organization proposes expediting and expanding work already well underway: digitizing 4 million of the world’s most important books for libraries to lend to the public. In this edition of the Business of Giving, Brewster Kahle, founder and digital librarian of the Internet Archive, and Wendy Hanamura, director of partnerships, share information about their progress.”
Internet Archive: Introducing Face-O-Matic, experimental Slack alert system tracking Trump & congressional leaders on TV news. “Working with Matroid, a California-based start up specializing in identifying people and objects in images and video, the Internet Archive’s TV News Archive today releases Face-O-Matic, an experimental public service that alerts users via a Slack app whenever the faces of President Donald Trump and congressional leaders appear on major TV news cable channels: CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. The alerts include hyperlinks to the actual TV news footage on the TV News Archive website, where the viewer can see the appearances in context of the entire broadcast, what comes before and what after.”
GlobalVoices: Kyrgyzstan Blocks Archive.org on ‘Extremism’ Grounds. “For more than a week, local users in Kyrgyzstan have been unable to access the site over the country’s largest ISP Kyrgyztelekom, as well as another major ISP, Homeline. Users of smaller ISPs such as Aknet say that archive.org is still accessible.”