Thursday, July 09, 2015

So while we were gone, I was at our annual family picnic, now in its 72nd year (we like the tradition). Bloom is a new innovation which aims to improve communications among the generations. I like the idea, but am not sure everyone wants the rest of their family to know exactly what they’re doing!

NPR has an Investigations Research Librarian, which sounds like my dream job. She’s doing incredible work, as this report shows.

A Chrome extension promises to eliminate all mentions of the 2016 U.S. election. I am not usually for sticking one’s head in the sand, but I can see how this could be helpful until the primaries actually start, perhaps.

Melbourne gave trees email addresses, so people could identify damages. People started writing messages to the trees. The trees started writing back. It’s like a Tolkien story in the 21st century. The website for the project is fascinating, too.

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