American Archive of Public Broadcasting: Five New Special Collections Now Available in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting!

American Archive of Public Broadcasting: Five New Special Collections Now Available in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting! . “Happy International Archives Day! The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) is celebrating by launching five NEW Special Collections that feature raw interviews from American Experience’s Freedom Riders, The Murder of Emmett Till, John Brown’s Holy War, and Jubilee Singers, as well as the Peabody award-winning documentary Africans in America! ”

CNET: Twitch to stream 500 classic Doctor Who episodes

CNET: Twitch to stream 500 classic Doctor Who episodes. “Twitch has announced that it will stream 500 Doctor Who episodes for seven weeks starting May 29. The stream will kick off with the very first episode, 1963’s An Unearthly Child, and run through each of the first seven Doctors, as well as the first appearances of the Daleks and the Cybermen, until the end of the show’s “classic” era in 1989.”

The Influence of Instagram: How Social Media Put ‘Riverdale’ On The Map (Forbes)

Forbes: The Influence of Instagram: How Social Media Put ‘Riverdale’ On The Map. “The cast of Riverdale takes Instagram very seriously. At first glance, it might not seem like it. Between Lili Reinhart’s ironic captions and KJ Apa’s real-time pranking over Instagram Stories, their interactions with the platform could certainly be read as fun, even frivolous entertainment. But #Riverdale didn’t become the third most followed hashtag globally without a plan. In between the jocularity, there’s some no-nonsense brand marketing going on.”

Lifehacker: Use This Modified Google Search URL to Avoid Spoilers

Lifehacker: Use This Modified Google Search URL to Avoid Spoilers. “Really, for any piece of media you care about, Google’s autocomplete feature is a potential minefield of spoilers, even when you’re just looking for more information about your favorite show or game and doing your very best to stay spoiler-free. Let’s fix that.”

CBC: CBC urged to preserve master recordings of radio and TV programming after making digital copies

CBC: CBC urged to preserve master recordings of radio and TV programming after making digital copies. “The Canadian Broadcast Museum Foundation (CBMF) is urging CBC to stop destroying original radio and television programming after making digital copies, arguing these master recordings are irreplaceable. The Toronto charitable foundation said in a release Wednesday that CBC’s English Services began destroying original radio and TV programming at the beginning of April. The foundation said this flies in the face of internationally accepted standards and best practices of audiovisual preservation due to the unknown characteristics of digitization, such as long-term stability and vulnerability to electromagnetic interference.”

Larry Ferlazzo: Make Your Own “American Chopper” Meme

This is one of those memes that I just loved immediately. Larry Ferlazzo:
Make Your Own “American Chopper” Meme
. “The American Chopper Meme has been all around the Internet (see ‘American Chopper’ Angry Meme Resurfaces and Takes Internet by Storm). You can easily make your own at American Chopper Argument Meme Generator. I’m planning on have my IB Theory of Knowledge students use it to illustrate a TOK concept we’ve studied.”

National Treasures: a hoarder’s dream, like an anti-capitalist Antiques Roadshow (The Irish Times)

The Irish Times: National Treasures: a hoarder’s dream, like an anti-capitalist Antiques Roadshow. “National Treasures (Sunday, RTÉ One, 6.30pm) is so reluctant to discriminate between things that it’s hard to say exactly what it is. To narrow down the options, it is a nationwide campaign, a travelling roadshow, a digital archive, a museum exhibition and a four-part television programme telling the story of the nation. At its simplest, though, it is a big bunch of stuff.”