Mashable: Google launches Cameos, a new celebrity Q&A app for search

Mashable: Google launches Cameos, a new celebrity Q&A app for search. “Google’s making it easier for celebrities to control what appears in their search results. Thursday, the search giant released a new app called Cameos, which lets celebs record vertical full-screen video answers to commonly searched-for questions about them.”

Tubefilter: YouTube In Hot Water Again After Search Results For Tom Hanks Lead To Conspiracy Theories

Tubefilter: YouTube In Hot Water Again After Search Results For Tom Hanks Lead To Conspiracy Theories. “Even as YouTube continues to take action against videos that promote conspiracy theories, its search results continue to be infested with outlandish video. The latest controversy related to the video site’s algorithm concerns the search results for celebrities like Tom Hanks, where content related to the QAnon conspiracy theory was briefly promoted to the top of the page.”

Refinery29: Instagram Is Changing How We Define A Public Figure, Not Necessarily For The Better

Refinery29: Instagram Is Changing How We Define A Public Figure, Not Necessarily For The Better. “In Thomas Rhett’s single ‘Life Changes’, released this past April, the singer croons about the life stages people experience as they grow older. For the most part, Rhett references generic moments that could belong to any generation: Arriving at college and not knowing what to major in; falling in love and getting engaged; and having kids. These are so unspecific they verge on being boring. But there is one standout pop culture mention that could only belong to the current generation of social media natives.”

BuzzFeed News: Chance The Rapper Bought The Chicagoist Website And He’s Going To Relaunch It

BuzzFeed News: Chance The Rapper Bought The Chicagoist Website And He’s Going To Relaunch It. “Chance the Rapper announced in a new song that dropped Wednesday that he’s bought Chicagoist, a local news site about his hometown that was closed last year by its millionaire owner after staff voted to unionize.”

Snopes: Media Firm “Providr” Allegedly Owes Money to Several Angry Facebook Publishers

Snopes: Media Firm “Providr” Allegedly Owes Money to Several Angry Facebook Publishers. “This story is part of our continuing series Misinfluencers Inc., which highlights the myriad ways in which celebrities and high-profile social media accounts are used and misused to disseminate questionable information. This report follows our original reporting on the company Providr, which created viral content for celebrities and high-follower Facebook pages to share in return for a fraction of the ad revenue generated by those pages. Our previous reporting highlighted how Providr skirted Facebook’s rules to gain an advantage in this economy.”

Rock Cellar Magazine: ‘David Bowie Is’ Exhibit to Be Digitally Re-Launched as an Immersive ‘Digital Experience’

Rock Cellar Magazine: ‘David Bowie Is’ Exhibit to Be Digitally Re-Launched as an Immersive ‘Digital Experience’. “For the past six years, the David Bowie Is exhibit has toured the world, showcasing the irreplaceable style and singular artistic vision that the late music legend/cultural icon embodied over the course of his life and career — which inspired a dedicated tribute tour and countless warm memorial celebrations from the innumerable artists he inspired. The physical exhibit has recently come to an end, but that doesn’t mean the end of the project as a whole: In the fall, it will be meticulously digitally relaunched as an augmented reality experience/mobile app.”

Artnet: Nearly 100,000 Previously Unseen Photos by Andy Warhol Will Be Made Public This Fall

Artnet: Nearly 100,000 Previously Unseen Photos by Andy Warhol Will Be Made Public This Fall . “Pop art fans, rejoice! The Andy Warhol Foundation will release tens of thousands of the artist’s previously unseen photographs for the first time, including intimate images of the artist’s celebrity friends and lovers. In total, 3,600 contact sheets featuring more than 130,000 images were acquired by Stanford University, which will digitize and release the images online as part of a new initiative called the Contact Warhol Project.”