Monthly Archives: December 2015

Privacy Palette

December 19, 2015

Privacy Palette
http://snipurl.com/2a9t28r

Designed as an add-on for Google Chrome, Privacy Palette is a web app that allows users to “regain control” over their web browsing. Using Privacy Palette, readers may clear private data from their computers or browsers within seconds, making it difficult for advertisers to gather information by disabling tracking, controlling ad tracking, managing privacy on Facebook, deleting cookies, clearing caches, and more. To install, simply click Add to Chrome. From there, readers can choose from the simple menu what services they would like Privacy Palette to implement. For instance, Browsing History clears the history of all previously visited websites, while Cache clears the previously stored data from visited websites. This has been added to Privacy Resources Subject Tracer™. [ From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2015. https://www.scout.wisc.edu ]

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Rare Book Room

December 17, 2015

Rare Book Room
http://www.rarebookroom.org/

The Rare Book Room is a somewhat eclectic collection; it consists of about 400 digitized books contributed from libraries all over the world, including the US Library of Congress, The British Library, the American Antiquarian Society, universities as diverse as Stanford, Southern Methodist, and Oxford, as well as a few private collectors. The books were photographed at a high resolution, “in some cases at over 200 megabytes per page,” which means that viewing can be a delight. A search box is provided, but it’s also possible to select from lists of subjects (Category), Authors, and donating Library. In addition, a list of all titles can be retrieved. Once at the all-title list, however, selecting the Rare Book Room link will take visitors to the company that scanned the books, Octavo (http://www.octavo.com/ ), although the Octavo pages have not been updated  since the mid-oughts. And yes, there are both Arthur Rackham- and John Tenniel-illustrated editions of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Rackham in Dutch, English, and French, and Tenniel in French, German, Hungarian, Spanish, and English. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. [ From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2015. https://www.scout.wisc.edu ]

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Quartz

December 17, 2015

Quartz
http://qz.com/

Launched in 2012, Quartz is a web-based (i.e. “digitally native”) news publication with a scrolling stream designed primarily for tablets and mobile phones. Aimed at “business people in the new economy,” the writing tends toward the laconic, rarely saying anything in 1,000 words that could be stated equally well in 500. Recent articles have argued against loosening Twitter’s 140 character limit, exposed Big Pharma’s habit of massively increasing drug prices, and covered the increasingly commonplace practice among executives of commuting across the globe for their jobs. In addition to scrolling down the screen for the latest news stories, readers may also scout the site using tools, such as The Brief (which offers a single short paragraph of each of the latest stories, with links), Their Picks, and Popular, Latest. A powerful built-in search engine also helps. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. [ From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2015. https://www.scout.wisc.edu ]

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WSDOT: Visual Engineering Resource Group (VERG)

December 17, 2015

WSDOT: Visual Engineering Resource Group (VERG)
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/business/visualcommunications/

The Visual Engineering Group (VERG) at The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) provides clear and effective communication of project development, design, and delivery issues through visual media made with a wide range of 3D modeling, animation, video, and other graphic software packages.” For readers who can’t get enough of infrastructure (highways, bridges, culverts, roundabouts, and more), the VERG site offers some significant engineering eye candy. The site is organized into three sections: Visualization (which includes still images and animations); Video Production (which offers short videos of important projects); and Commercial Digital Photography (which highlights VERG’s professional, high-resolution oblique aerial views). This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. [ From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2015. https://www.scout.wisc.edu ]

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Constitute

December 17, 2015

Constitute
https://www.constituteproject.org/

In 2013, the Comparative Constitutions Project, in collaboration with Google Ideas, launched Constitute, an incredible online tool that lets readers read, search, and compare 194 constitutions from nations around the world. Through a simple and inviting interface, readers may search for the constitutions of countries as diverse as Albania and Angola, Malta and the Marshal Islands, Norway and Sri Lanka. Just reading the first lines of several of these fundamental documents is an educational experience. For instance, the constitution of Afghanistan, written in 2004, begins, “In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful,” while Iceland’s constitution begins by stating that “Iceland is a Republic with a parliamentary government.” Readers may scout the constitutions by topic, which range from Culture and Identity to Rights and Duties, or by using the Compare function, which can be found on the left-hand side of the page. In all, Constitute gives the impression of the world’s constitutions as living documents, a lesson any civics teacher will likely embrace. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. [ From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2015. https://www.scout.wisc.edu ]

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Artsy – Learn About and Collect Art from Leading Galleries, Fairs and Museums

December 17, 2015

Artsy – Learn About and Collect Art from Leading Galleries, Fairs and Museums
https://www.artsy.net/

In collaboration with a wide range of prominent museums, galleries, and individual artists, Artsy provides resources for anyone who is interested in collecting and learning about fine art. Artsy’s mission statement is “to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection.” The site focuses on access; there are over 40,000 artists to search from, each with numerous high-resolution images of their artwork, some of which are freely downloadable for educational use. Visitors should look for the “Download Image” button to check if an image can be downloaded. However, even non-downloadable images are a high enough resolution to project in a classroom. Artsy also provides lesson plans and artist biographies. Resources for would-be art collectors abound, including online bidding in auctions, as well as the ability to follow favorite artists and preview art gallery and museum exhibitions, as well as art fairs. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2015. https://www.scout.wisc.edu

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Evaer – Excellent Video and Audio Recorder

December 17, 2015

Evaer – Excellent Video and Audio Recorder
http://www.evaer.com/

Recording Skype video and audio calls into MP4 & AVI movie files. Easy to use for your Skype video and audio interviews, conferences, podcasts, or family VoIP calls. Evaer video recorder records Skype call with capturing original media data and there is no data loss. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Awareness Watch Talk Show for Wednesday December 16, 2015 at 2:00pm EST – Data Mining Resources

December 16, 2015

Awareness Watch Talk Show for Wednesday December 16, 2015 at 2:00pm EST – Data Mining Resources
http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/AwarenessWatch/

This program will be featuring my Subject Tracer™ and white paper Data Mining Resources. We will be highlighting the latest and greatest resources and sources for data mining covering search engines, subject directories, articles, guides and tracers….literally everything DATA MINING on the Internet!!!! We will also discussing my latest freely available Awareness Watch Newsletter V13N12 December 2015 and my freely available December 2015 Zillman Column. You may call in to ask your questions at (718)508-9839. The show is live and thirty minutes in length starting at 2:00pm EST on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 and then archived for easy review and access. Listen, Call and Enjoy!!

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Semantic Scholar – Free Scientific Literature Search and Discovery

December 16, 2015

Semantic Scholar – Free Scientific Literature Search and Discovery
http://allenai.org/semantic-scholar.html

With millions of research papers published every year, there is a huge information overload in scientific literature search. Semantic Scholar leverages our AI expertise to help researchers find the most relevant information efficiently. We utilize methods from data mining, natural-language processing, and computer vision to create powerful new search and discovery experiences. Starting with Computer Science in 2015, we plan to scale the service to additional scientific areas over the next few years in support of AI2’s mission of “AI for the Common Good”. Semantic Scholar features: a) Ability to provide an overview or quickly find the most relevant survey papers for a topic; b) Filtering search results using automatically generated facets like authors and venues; c) Identifying “key” citations to overcome citation overload; d) Extracting and making figures and captions more easily accessible; and e) Identifying and presenting useful concepts and their relationships. How Semantic Scholar works: 1) PDF Extraction – State of the art PDF extraction mechanisms specifically targeted to scholarly articles; 2) Targeted Search Index – For serving relevant results for queries specific to the academic domain; and 3) Customized GUI – A user interface tailored to academic search with features supporting the academic community. This will be added to Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources white paper. This will be added to Artificial Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Web Data Extractors white paper. This will be added to Internet Expert Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Tweet Archivist – Essential Analytics for Tracking and Archiving Twitter

December 16, 2015

Tweet Archivist – Essential Analytics for Tracking and Archiving Twitter
http://www.tweetarchivist.com/

Powerful, Affordable Twitter Analytics including: a) Track a hashtag campaign; b) Capture tweets during a conference, concert or sports event; c) Monitor your brand on Twitter; and d) Perform academic research. Features include: 1) Archive – You tell them what to start monitoring on Twitter. It could be a hashtag, a twitter user, a boolean search, a complex query or simply a term. They will pull tweets from Twitter immediately, getting as many as they can for that search. Then, they poll Twitter once an hour, updating the archive; 2) Analyze – They also analyze the archive for you, bubbling up information like top users, words, urls, hashtags and more. This allows you to find the influencers, measure campaign effectiveness, determine sentiment and view the most popular images associated with the tweets for this term. In addition, they do a language breakdown and a volume analysis based on number of tweets per day; and 3) Export – You can download the entire archive into Excel or as a PDF for further analysis. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Social Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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