November 24, 2017

The Global Language Monitor Releases “Top Trending Words of 2012 Mid-Year Update”

From the Intro: Trending 2012 Update: Obesogenic, Derecho (and the gender neutral ‘hen’) are taking on the Mayan Apocalypse, Kate, and Debt as candidates for the Top Word of the Year according to a mid-year update by the Global Language Monitor. Each year, GLM produces the top trending words for the following year just before the new year […]

USC Shoah Foundation Completes Preservation/Digitization of Nearly 52,000 Holocaust Testimonies

From the USC Shoah Foundation (via PR Newswire): The USC Shoah Foundation Institute has completed a multiyear, multimillion-dollar project to digitally preserve the video interviews in its Visual History Archive. The archive contains testimony from nearly 52,000 Holocaust survivors and other witnesses. [Clip] The Institute recorded the testimonies on 235,005 Betacam SP videotapes between 1994 […]

Reference: Fast Facts: Fastest Growing U.S. Cities Since 2010 Census

From the U.S. Census: Texas had eight of the 15 most rapidly growing large cities between Census Day (April 1, 2010) and July 1, 2011, according to population estimates for all of the nation’s incorporated cities and towns and minor civil divisions released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. “These estimates provide our first look […]

Russia’s Yandex Expands Size of Search Index & Launches New Browser Extension

Re: Size of International Index: From The Next Web: Russian search engine company Yandex has significantly boosted its global search index from 4 billion pages indexed to ‘tens of billions’ of pages, according to a spokesperson. Yandex CEO Arkady Volozh announced the expansion of its search index, which has happened gradually since its launch in […]

Reference: Who Owns the News Media (Interactive Database)

From the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism: Who Owns the News Media was developed to enhance the information available in the State of the News Media report, the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism’s annual report on the health of American journalism. The tool uses a tab format to house […]

Reference: Britain from Above Launches, A Collection of 16,000 Historical Aerial Images (1919-1953)

Images were taken between 1919-1953 From The Telegraph: More than 15,000 images from one of the earliest and most significant collections of aerial photography of Britain are now freely accessible online for the first time. The photos on the Britain from Above website, launched today, have gone through a painstaking process of conservation and cataloguing. […]

Reference: Interactive Calendar: Pre-Olympic Athletic Events (Global)

It’s about a month before the Summer Olympics begin in London. Here’s a direct link to an interactive calendar of pre-olympic athletic events (i.e. trials, championships, etc.) taking place around the world. The calendar is provided by the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations. Data fields include: Sport Category Event Title Continent Nation City Venue […]

Canada: Alberta’s Government Launches Database of Companies Who Owe Employees Money

From The Calgary Herald: Alberta bosses who don’t pay their employees will have their names posted online for all to see, the province announced Tuesday. Human Services Minister Dave Hancock said roughly 1,700 employers owe 3,500 Alberta workers more than $14 million in unpaid earnings. Their names are now listed in a searchable online database. […]

Reference: U.S. Federal Government Launches Publicly Accessible Database of Consumer Credit Card Complaints

The database is being made available online by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CPFB). No longer will consumer complaints only be known to the individual complainant, bank, regulator, and those in the public willing to pursue this information through the Freedom of Information Act. Instead this data-rich window into consumer financial issues will be widely […]

Reference: World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Launches New Digital Library

From the WADA Web Site: WADA has launched a new Digital Library designed to make WADA’s education and information tools more accessible to its stakeholders. The Library will assist stakeholders in developing their education programs by pin-pointing tools available for the target groups they wish to reach. Results of a survey of 597 WADA stakeholders […]