Engadget: Unsecured database exposed millions of Instagram influencers

Engadget: Unsecured database exposed millions of Instagram influencers. “A database containing contact information for millions of Instagram influencers was reportedly found online, exposing info like phone numbers and email addresses for celebrities, influencers and brand accounts. According to TechCrunch, the database was hosted on Amazon Web Services and left without a password. It contained as many as 49 million records.”

BuzzFeed News: The Hot New Facebook Grift Is Taking Over Huge Pages About Celebrities And Films Using This Clever Technique

BuzzFeed News: The Hot New Facebook Grift Is Taking Over Huge Pages About Celebrities And Films Using This Clever Technique. “Interest pages are auto-generated by Facebook from interests that users list in their profiles. They typically have no formal connection to the person or thing they’re about and don’t have humans managing them. But even though no one is actively managing them, popular interests can still attract millions of fans. In total, BuzzFeed News found more than 100 stolen pages for celebrities, books, films, religions, and generic interests such as ‘love’ that were taken over through this technique. These pages have more than 55 million likes. As of this writing, Facebook has removed 21 of the pages.”

Business Wire: The National Comedy Center Honors Lucille Ball on 30th Anniversary of Legend’s Passing (PRESS RELEASE)

Business Wire: The National Comedy Center Honors Lucille Ball on 30th Anniversary of Legend’s Passing (PRESS RELEASE). “As the world marks the 30 th anniversary of the passing of Lucille Ball, the new National Comedy Center – a state-of-the-art museum in Jamestown, New York that embodies Ball’s vision for a destination for the celebration of comedy – has announced a new initiative to digitally preserve the extensive archives of the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum.”

Blooloop: Celebrity influencers and the Beyoncé effect – making museums cool

Blooloop: Celebrity influencers and the Beyoncé effect – making museums cool . “Celebrtiy influencers, from Beyoncé and Bowie to Brian Blessed and Winnie the Pooh are attracting new audiences to museums. Powered by social media, these famous faces are able to drive significant growth in attendance.”

Little White Lies: Explore Charlie Chaplin’s life and career via a new digital archive

Little White Lies: Explore Charlie Chaplin’s life and career via a new digital archive. “To coincide with Charlie Chaplin’s 130th birthday on 16 April, Roy Export and the Cineteca Di Bologna have created a digital archive dedicated to Chaplin’s life and illustrious 75-year career as a pioneering actor and filmmaker. Around 80 per cent of the materials from the Chaplin family’s collection, including photographs, scripts, notes, sheet music, telegrams, letters, legal contracts, and memos, is now available to the public for the first time.”

New York Times: The Anxiety of Having a Famous Follower on Twitter

New York Times: The Anxiety of Having a Famous Follower on Twitter. “June 23, 2018, was a momentous day in the online life of Laura Pittenger, a New York playwright with roughly 1,200 Twitter followers. That was when the actor John Cusack, who has more than 1.6 million followers, retweeted her and followed her back. Ms. Pittenger was happy to have a celebrity follower. Then came the anxiety.”

Teen Vogue: The BTS ARMY Can Help Write Their ARMYPEDIA — Here’s How

Teen Vogue: The BTS ARMY Can Help Write Their ARMYPEDIA — Here’s How. “Right now, there’s probably no fandom that is bigger or more ready to hype up their faves than BTS’s fanbase, the BTS ARMY. Since the group formed in 2013 and burst onto the scene in a major way, the ARMY has been devoted to streaming their music, following their every move on social media, unpacking clues about their new albums and music videos, seeing them at live shows and events, and basically making sure the whole world knows about all things BTS. Now, it looks like the ARMY can actually put all of their knowledge of and love for BTS in one place: the ARMYPEDIA, a Wikipedia-like site dedicated to BTS.”