May 18, 2022

News Roundup

1. Twitter Adds New Options For Direct Messages
Note: NYT clarifies that option to receive direct messages from any Twitter user is turned OFF by default.

2. Oops! Google’s April Fool’s Prank Inadvertently Broke Their Security (via Netcraft)

3. E-books overtake paper in China (via GlobalPost)
Note: Please read the nicely stated caveat at top of article. 

4.  University of Texas at Austin Libraries To Expand Study Spaces, Move Writing Center to Perry-Castañeda Library (via The Daily Texan)

5. All Ebooks on JSTOR Now Available in DRM-Free, Unlimited User Model

6. Wikipedia Hoax Lasts 9 Years, 9 Months And 3 Days (via WaPo)

7. Seattle tests Wi-Fi via ‘TV white space’ (via GCN)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.