Tubefilter: Katy Perry’s Four-Day YouTube Live Stream Amassed 49 Million Views Worldwide. “In something of an unprecedented move for a celebrity of her caliber, Katy Perry took YouTube by storm last weekend when she announced that she’d be streaming live from a Big Brother-style house for four nonstop days in celebration of her new album, Witness.”
China Post: Over 260,000 files on Chiang Kai-shek released online. “According to Academia Historica, the files, 61.65 percent of which were formerly listed as confidential, were uploaded to the archive in several batches between January and April this year, after they were individually audited and declassified between August and December 2016. They represent 98.8 percent of all existing documents related to Chiang, the institute said.” I mentioned this in early January as a work in progress, if it’s ringing a bell in your mind.
YouTube: From the Brandcast stage: New star-studded shows for audiences around the globe. “Kevin Hart. Rhett and Link. Ellen DeGeneres. Katy Perry. The Slow Mo Guys. Demi Lovato. Ludacris. These amazing stars all have something in common: They’re starring in new shows premiering exclusively on YouTube. And since these shows are ad-supported, you—and every single one of our billion-plus viewers—can watch for free.”
This morning, my Google Alerts were filled with rumors about Angelina Jolie setting up a Google Alert for Brad Pitt. My first thought was, “Man, that would be a LOT of alerts.” So I thought about some ways using Google Alerts for famous people could be a bit easier. Enjoy.
UT-Austin: Archive Acquired of Theatre and Film Actor Peter O’Toole. ” The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin has obtained the archive of British theatre and film actor Peter O’Toole (1932–2013)…. The extensive archive contains theatre and film scripts along with O’Toole’s writings, including drafts, notes and working material for his multivolume memoir ‘Loitering with Intent.'”
Billboard: Judy Garland, N.W.A, David Bowie, Talking Heads Works Enter National Recording Registry. “An eclectic mix of aural achievements, headlined by Judy Garland (‘Over the Rainbow’), Barbra Streisand (‘People’), N.W.A (Straight Outta Compton) and Vin Scully (the last Dodgers-Giants game at New York’s Polo Grounds), have made it into the National Recording Registry this year.”
The Next Web: Google is letting celebs speak directly to fans via search results. “Google is going to allow sports teams and celebs to ‘Post’ status updates directly into search results. The company today announced it’s opening Posts up to organizations. Specifically, it’s including ‘museums, sports teams, sports leagues, movies’ and in Brazil: musicians.” What could POSSIBLY go wrong?