Monthly Archives: September 2014

Understand Creative Commons Licenses With This Chart

Creative Commons licenses are incredibly useful ways to share your creations with others and find art for personal projects. However, the rules for such licenses and the use of material can be somewhat complicated. Lifehacker recently posted a chart that lays out the key differences among the different types of Creative Common […]

Can Twitter provide better unemployment statistics than the government?

University of Michigan Economics Professor Matthew Shapiro has found a new way to harvest employment information from tweets and hashtags faster and more accurately than the government’s official reports. Over 2011-2012, the index of social media leveled off just like the official numbers reported by the government. The index captured big job-loss […]

U.S. Department of Energy is Making its Researchers’ Papers Freely Available

Science Magazine recently posted a story on the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) plan to make the research papers it funds free for anyone to read: a Web portal that will link to full-text papers one year after they’re published. In 2013, the White House mandated making taxpayer-funded, peer-reviewed manuscripts freely available within […]

What Apps are Different Generations Using?

The Atlantic recently posted an interesting article about a report from web-traffic monitoring company ComScore that breaks down the most popular apps for mobile devices by age range of the user. Facebook is the most popular app across all age ranges. Facebook Messenger also appears in the top ten across all age […]

ABA Books in Our eBooks Collection

The American Bar Association (“ABA”) publishes many books relevant to the practice of law. Recently, the ABA joined the long list of publishers available through our eBook collection. The post highlights some of the most interesting titles available.

The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance and Other Real Laws that Human Beings Actually Dreamed Up

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Newspapers Declining . . . Or Are They Just Changing? Depends on Who You Ask

Boing Boing recently posted an article with the provocative title “Newspapers are, Pretty Much, Dead.” The article includes a chart showing declining revenues and argues that young people are increasingly getting their news from online and mobile sources. On the other hand, another article, this one from Penn News and written by Caroline […]

A New Title for the United States Code

In case you missed it, the United States Code just added a new title. Title 52 deals with Voting and Elections. (Title 51 dealing with National and Commercial Space Programs was added in 2010.) Provisions relating to voting and elections were transferred from titles 2 and 42 into the new title. No statutory […]