Sunday, January 27, 2013

New Tool on Pinterest

In its continuing effort to take over social networking, Pinterest added a News tool to its line up. Click here to read all about it.

I'm not sure how this will exactly apply for genealogy. But then in the beginning I couldn't see how Pinterest might be used for genealogy either. It's all go have fun...and hopefully we'll all figure out the genealogy applications in between the fun. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Facebook News

Love it or hate it, Facebook is a tool that most genealogists use. Well, Facebook made an announcement that is hitting the tech world in a heavy way.

They have put together a new type of search. And, they've combo'ed with Microsoft's Bing to make for what looks to be one interesting set of capabilities.

I've always used my Facebook page as a personal item. I've used Bing sporadically  However, with this development, I can see having a Facebook page that is devoted to my genealogy quests.

Click here to read all the details.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Pinning a Criminal

Here's a dimension of genealogical research that I've never considered. Seems that several police departments have started pinning criminal wanted posters to Pinterest. One police department reports a 57% increase in arrests!

Click here to read the article. We live in some interesting wondrous times.