Today is Thursday, 18 July 2013 and here are some recent finds and discoveries to help you hack genealogy!
- Later this morning look for a post from FindTheBest about some new big data projects at their site involving genealogy-related records.
- You’ll be hearing more and more about “big data” and visualizing it on maps and other platforms. Check out the article on big data below and think of what could be done with a combination of genealogy data and Google Maps!
- IMPORTANT: Have you or a loved one received a phone call warning you that your computer has a virus? See the mention below and keep in mind that this is a SCAM targeting older computer users.
Genealogy and Technology News
- Big data: 5 Big Data Projects That Could Impact You (via Mashable)
- Email: The Three Rules of Stress-Free Email (via Lifehacker)
- Gadgets: 8 Tips You Should Know Before Buying Your Next Digital Camera
- Gadgets: Indulge your need for gadgets at Grand St.
- Search Engines: Pause Google: 8 Alternative Search Engines To Find What Google Can’t (via makeuseof)
New Apps, Programs and Websites – Oh My!
- Collaboration: Share Your Screen With Anyone Using Screenleap For Gmail Or Chrome (via makeuseof)
- Expense and Finance Management: Dollarbird: A smart calendar app for tracking your income and expenses (via The Next Web)
- Kindle: Convert PDFs to Kindle Format (via Free Technology For Teachers)
- Maps: The New Google Maps on Desktop Is Now Open for All, No Invite Needed
- Smart phones: Vybe (Custom Vibrations): Set Custom Vibrations For Different Contacts On Your Phone [Android 2.2+] (via makeuseof)
Technology for Genealogy Group on Facebook
Visit the Technology for Genealogy on Facebook group for these new discussions:
- Metadata: Washington State Digital Archives has a project to encourage crowdsourcing of metadata for its collections.
- Reunions: Any recommendations for sites for family reunions?
- Virus Protection: You get an unsolicited phone call asking if you recently got a new computer and warning you it might have a virus. What should you do?
©2013, copyright Thomas MacEntee