Google's New Inactive Account Manager Gives You Control Over Your Digital Afterlife(TechCrunch)
If you want to control what happens to you digital accounts ( Gmail, Google)after you no longer use them for one reason or another, then you would be happy to know that Google has set up Inactive Account Manager, which helps you to tell Google “what you want done with your digital assets when you die or can no longer use your account.”
15 Web Design Trends for 2013( David Lee King)
If I have to pick web design trends it will be UX Centered Design and App style interfaces.
Report: To Settle With EU Regulators, Google Proposes To Link To 3 Competitors Every Time It Links To Itself(TechCrunch)
"After a three-year investigation into its potentially anti-competitive practices, Google,..has offered to “make users clearly aware” when it is linking to its own specialized services and vertical search engines. Every time Google promotes one of its own links, it will also show “at least three links to rival, non-Google sites that have information relevant to a user’s query”
CodeNow Brings Its Programming Class For Underrepresented Teens To NYC(TechCrunch)
CodeNow, a nonprofit organization, which teaches coding to high school students is now starting classes in New York City.
ALA Releases “State of Libraries Report 2013"( INFOdocket)
Three-fourths of public libraries offer job related programs, employment materials, and help with online job applications, and résumé building.
Google Releases Glass Specs: Full Day Battery Life, 5MP Camera, 720p Video, 16GB Flash Memory & Bone Conduction Transducer(TechCrunch)
After finding out the specs for the new Google Glass, I am really up for testing one of those.
Launch Time! The Digital Public Library of America Discovery Prototype is Now Live
Dynamic Map ( INFOdocket)
The DPLA Prototype is now live and users can browse a dynamic map, or browse by subject,by year, decade, fast facts and more.
Harvard Library Innovation Lab Launches StackLife, A Unique Way to Browse, Read Digital Public Library of America Books( INFOdocket)
I briefly looked at "StackLife DPLA, launched today by the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, and i was amazed how easily users can "browse via scrollable virtual shelves that cluster—and can instantly re-cluster—books based on their multiple subject areas" and find 1.7 million books from the DPLA, the Biodiversity Heritage Library, the Hathi Trust and the Internet Archive’s Open Library.
The Library of Congress Wins Special Grammy Award For Audio Preservation Work
And who says libraries cannot win Grammys.