Music Mayhem Magazine: The Prince Estate Launches New Prince Social Accounts, Giphy Launches Comprehensive Library of Authorized Prince GIF Content

Music Mayhem Magazine: The Prince Estate Launches New Prince Social Accounts, Giphy Launches Comprehensive Library of Authorized Prince GIF Content. “To help celebrate the launch of the Prince social media accounts, The Prince Estate has aligned with GIPHY to create an enormous library of Prince GIF content on the web. The new channel… features over 1,700 of the best Prince GIF moments from every decade of his 40+ year career.”

Platform patricians and platform plebs: how social media favours the famous (New Statesman Tech)

New Statesman Tech: Platform patricians and platform plebs: how social media favours the famous. “In the spring of 2018, US celebrity Kim Kardashian uploaded a set of near nudes to her Instagram account to promote her new fragrance. The pictures were shocking, not for the skin shown but rather, for what they said about how content moderation rules on social media platforms are unequally enforced. Even though some of the pictures blurred particular body parts, it seems these platforms used a double standard. A regular user’s photos of the same nudity caliber drawing over 24,000 likes could have easily been banned. For the Instafamous, like Kim K, however, the photos remained.”

Washington Post: Searching for news on RBG? YouTube offered conspiracy theories about the Supreme Court justice instead.

Washington Post: Searching for news on RBG? YouTube offered conspiracy theories about the Supreme Court justice instead.. “Conspiracy theories about the health of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg have dominated YouTube this week, illustrating how the world’s most popular video site is failing to prevent its algorithm from helping popularize viral hoaxes and misinformation. More than half of the top 20 search results for her initials, ‘RBG,’ on Wednesday pointed to false far-right videos, some claiming doctors are using mysterious illegal drugs to keep her alive, according to a review by The Washington Post.”

AdWeek: The New David Bowie AR App Lets You Explore His Life in the Most Mind-Bending Way Yet

AdWeek: The New David Bowie AR App Lets You Explore His Life in the Most Mind-Bending Way Yet. “David Bowie might make augmented reality a hero–at least for one day. To celebrate Bowie’s birthday, a new AR mobile app for Apple and Android devices lets fans explore hundreds of items from the late singer’s life. The app, a collaboration between the David Bowie Archive and Sony Music Entertainment, is called ‘David Bowie Is,’ a title bearing the same name as the touring exhibition that’s already attracted more than 2 million fans across 12 cities.”

The Next Web: Rise of foreign stars in Chinese social media marks the beginning of a new trend

The Next Web: Rise of foreign stars in Chinese social media marks the beginning of a new trend. “China’s internet celebrity economy has expanded exponentially in recent years. According to a report released by iResearch, the number of online celebrities in China with more than 100,000 followers has increased by 57.3 percent since 2016. With a single embedded ad in a WeChat post worth up to $145,000 USD for influencers with dedicated followings, and a total market estimated at $14 billion USD in 2018 by Beijing-based research agency Analysus, it’s a sizeable, attractive market for internet personalities.”

BuzzFeed News: Celebrities Are Being Sued For Posting Paparazzi Photos Of Themselves On Social Media

BuzzFeed News: Celebrities Are Being Sued For Posting Paparazzi Photos Of Themselves On Social Media. “More and more celebrities are finding out that being in a photo doesn’t necessarily mean they have the right to post it on social media. Photo agencies have started aggressively pursuing legal action against celebrities who use paparazzi images without permission, adding to the friction that already exists between stars and the relentless photographers who pursue them.”