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New on LLRX October 2023 – 10 articles and 6 columns

Articles and Columns for October 2023® – the free web journal on law, technology, knowledge discovery and research for Librarians, Lawyers, Researchers, Academics, and Journalists. Founded in 1996. Published monthly.

How I Read 40 Books and Extinguished the World on Fire

Emily Gorcenski: “…This year I found that answer. Put away the f**ing phone. My morning routine—and I promise I am not going to be one of those sociopathic grindset people with this—doesn’t simply involve not scrolling. It involves reclaiming that time to bring a sense of joy, curiosity, and comfort into my life. I get… Continue Reading

Wastewater surveillance for COVID

Dr. Katelyn Jetelina, MPH Ph.D an epidemiologist: “…It’s not an understatement to say that wastewater surveillance has transformed public health. (See my previous post on its pros and cons.) It picked up a SARS-CoV-2 wave before any other metric. We are now using it for flu, RSV, and even opioids. The potential is endless. Over… Continue Reading

Vaccine Confidence Falls as Belief in Health Misinformation Grows

Annenberg Public Policy Center: “Americans have less confidence in vaccines to address a variety of illnesses than they did just a year or two ago, and more people accept misinformation about vaccines and Covid-19, according to the latest health survey from the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) of the University of Pennsylvania. The survey conducted… Continue Reading

How Google Chrome Can Identify Typos in URLs to Keep You Safe Online

Make Use Of: “Key Takeaways Google Chrome’s new URL inspector feature checks for typos in URLs and suggests the correct website, helping users avoid error messages, broken links, scams, and phishing sites. The feature uses autocomplete suggestions based on keywords to predict the website users are trying to search for, making web navigation easier and… Continue Reading

Elon Musk Broke All the Tools Historians Need to Archive Tweets About Israel-Gaza War

404 Media: “…When Elon Musk began requiring people to pay steep fees to access the Twitter API earlier this year, he broke a series of tools used by researchers and archivists that could be used to accurately save tweets with metadata. We are now in a situation where the best way to archive “official” information… Continue Reading