Google pulls Chrome extension used to target Jewish people | engadget #racism #textmining #tech #history @Google #humanrights #plugins

We must fight racism and stand up for human rights. Raising awareness is one of the ways. Treat kindly your family, friends, neighbours and every living thing.

Following a detailed investigation by Mic, Google has pulled a Chrome extension that was used by racists to identify and track Jewish people online. The plugin, called “Coincidence Detector,” added a series of triple parentheses around the surnames of Jewish writers and celebrities. For instance, visiting the page of Mic writer Cooper Fleishman, you’d see his surname presented as (((Fleishman))) — turning the symbol into the digital equivalent of the gold star badge used to identify Jews in Nazi Germany. Until Google banned it for violating its policy on hate speech, the plugin had just under 2,500 users and had a list of 8,768 names that were considered worthy of tracking. READ MORE: Google pulls Chrome extension used to target Jewish people | engadget

See Book Availability from Your Local #Library while [ Web Browsing] | #books #libraries #Internet #tools #browsers #catalogs

As you browse books and e-books on, the Library Extension checks your library’s online catalog and displays the availability of that item on the same page. If the book is available at your library, you’ll know instantly – with a quick, convenient link to reserve the title! READ MORE: Library Extension – See book availability from your local library while you browse | Library Extension for Chrome

GTA Technology Topics, Tips & Tricks: Citation Management with Zotero

Ok so my recommendation of this tool comes from word of mouth and not personal experience, as I have never used it. But I have used RefWorks and I don’t bother with it anymore because its always hit and miss importing citations from databases. I have heard good things about Zotero though!
I would recommend its use for students who have to manage citations from a lot of different resources (databases, web pages, images, digital objects, etc.) or for those students who are involved in large research projects, directed studies, theses, etc.

Zotero is free. The program uses an Internet Plug-in for importing citations.
The original Zotero works only in Firefox. Zotero 3.0 beta version works on all operating systems, on any browser. Download either version at the link below.
Here is a discussion of Zotero 3.0, the beta version, from Dean Giustini of The Search Principle blog (UBC prof).

Here is a Beginner’s Guide to Zotero SlideShare presentation.
Here are screencast tutorials.
Comparison of RefWorks/Zotero/Mendeley from The Search Principle.