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researchbuzz

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Obsessed with search engines, databases, and online information collections forever. Writing books & such since 1996, ResearchBuzz since 1998. Autistic and too tired to hide it. Pronouns: she/they/hey you.

We could be doing a lot more with authoritative structures (and without AI) to make good Web search.

Strongly recommend you read my pinned posts before you reply.

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ai6yr, to random

Thanks, no thanks! (And my name's not Peter!) #Random

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researchbuzz, to history
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'The rediscovery of a long-forgotten slave narrative would be notable enough. But this one, scholars who have seen it say, is unique for its global perspective and its uncensored fury, from a man living far outside the trans-Atlantic network of white abolitionists who often limited what the formerly enslaved could write about their experiences.'

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/23/arts/john-jacobs-slavery-discovery.html?unlocked_article_code=1.uE0.lwhX.smjYjUak5eBI&smid=url-share

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@StillIRise1963 GOOD MORNING READ THIS ^^^

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@StillIRise1963 I was thinking this morning that pride in the deeds of one's ancestors without shame at their mistakes is just propaganda. Looking at it from that perspective I understand better cultural propaganda but also the idea of propaganda as simply history without empathy.

researchbuzz, to random
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Local instance folks, say hey to @ray , they just got added to the instance.

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@ray @blogroll You need to know about @stefan and @adelgado and @ben .

adelgado, to DuckDuckGo
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Because of the current issue with Bing that affects DuckDuckGo and Qwant, I did a "research" (5 min look into https://alternativeto.net/software/google-search/?license=opensource ) and found Searx and Searxng. I'm giving a try to Searxng, so far so good finding issues with Ubuntu 24.04 and Wayland. But I keep thinking that there should be a federated way to search the Internet

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@adelgado What an interesting idea. Search "instances," each an aspect of your searched index, with groups of sources aggregating, annotating, and maintaining lists of resources of interest/importance to them.

There would be lots of overlap but that would be good because you use that information for weighting results.

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@adelgado I guess I don't think about instant results anymore. I'm so used to waiting for someone's damn Google Analytics script to load

researchbuzz, to twitter
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'Just 10 "superspreader" users on Twitter were responsible for more than a third of the misinformation posted over an eight-month period, according to a new report.

In total, 34 per cent of the "low credibility" content posted to the site between January and October of 2020 was created by the 10 users identified by researchers based in the US and UK.'

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-05-23/twitter-misinformation-x-report/103878248

researchbuzz, to random
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Launch a shit product and try to cash out to the tune of a billion. Da fuq.

'The wearable startup Humane, makers of the bizarre Humane AI Pin, is already looking for the exit. Bloomberg reports the company is seeking a sale after its first and only product launch was a big flop. Despite seemingly having nothing else in the pipeline and the AI Pin being dead on arrival, Bloomberg reports the company is "seeking a price of between $750 million and $1 billion in a sale."'

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/05/humane-ai-pin-founders-run-for-the-exits-one-month-after-launch/

researchbuzz, to random
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You know, it would explain a lot if all the tech bros are out of their minds on K, LSD, and cocaine...

https://www.businessinsider.com/nyt-report-elon-musk-nicole-shanahan-alleged-affair-ketamine-use-2024-5

researchbuzz, to random
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One of my many strategies for using Google less is keeping MegaGladys pinned so I can do Wikipedia searches directly instead of running them through a Google search.

This is taught me how many times a day I check something on Wikipedia (a lot)....

ai6yr, to journalism

Hmm, just saw an article on Engadget citing "Business Wire reports" 🙄

(Business Wire is a wire news service, where companies pay to put out their press releases. It is not a news organization, and does not vet the press releases it sends out for companies).

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@ai6yr Argh! I index BW and PRNewswire, but the headlines are followed by "(PRESS RELEASE)." Like, know that part before you start reading.

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@ai6yr Yeah, I would NEVER use it as a source in a story. If I found their information that compelling I'd just, dunno, talk to 'em directly.

researchbuzz, to Japan
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#Japan #Google #Apple #AppStores #smartphones #antitrust #legislation

"A bill submitted by the administration of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida would compel the dominant platforms to allow third parties to launch their own app markets and to offer more payment options, while banning the technology giants from giving preferential treatment to their own products."

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/business/2024/05/22/tech/smartphone-apps-competition-bill/

researchbuzz, to random
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Bears don't take LSD and have "CNC sex parties"

re:

https://flipboard.social/@TechDesk/112481563200214415

Mojeek, to random
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at mojeek we just can't do it, our kryptonite

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@Mojeek Horrified AND dabbing, you multitasker you

researchbuzz, to random
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I hope I'm not bothering anybody but I really want this to reach @timnitGebru 's radar

'Systemic issues can put women’s security at risk when artificial intelligence (AI) is adopted, and gender biases across widely used AI-systems pose a significant obstacle to the positive use of AI in the context of peace and security in South-East Asia.'

https://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/stories/press-release/2024/05/new-un-research-reveals-impact-of-ai-and-cybersecurity-on-women

researchbuzz, to random
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I think @StillIRise1963 will enjoy this exhortation from an unexpected quarter.

https://bleedingcool.com/tv/jon-moxley-urges-fans-to-throw-twitter-in-the-garbage/

researchbuzz, to random
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I'm not sure what Granny sees when she's watching TV. I think she thinks it's some kind of window. Anyway, there was a lady winking on a commercial today and Granny got really mad.

"That woman is winking at me and I don't like it!" I mean she was ready to throw hands. So I said, "If that woman winks at you again you tell her to go on. Tell her if she don't go on I'll come along and FIX her UP."

That suited Granny's bloodthirsty mood. "That's right! You'll fix her up in a HURRY!" 🤣

Mojeek, to random
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mfw the guy who wants to scan everyone's eyeballs is found to have weird opinions on if your voice is your own

A woman with her hands on her face, below is the text "pretends to be shocked"

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@Mojeek All right, spicy Mojeek 😂

researchbuzz, to random
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@stefan You must think I'm awfully primitive, lol

researchbuzz,
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@stefan Because of the way I'm goofing together those Twitter feeds

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@stefan Aw, thank you! 💚

researchbuzz, to random
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I got the last part of Nosy Raleigh done!

I 100% understand why City of Raleigh and other Raleigh government offices maintain and use a Twitter account. City of Raleigh alone has over 120K followers and those people shouldn't just be abandoned. At the same time, Twitter is getting increasingly gross and I don't want to use it to keep up with city government.

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