Hey so V Day is upon us…do you enjoy a bit of the consumerist love fest? The card, the flowers, and the stuffs? Personally, I am just going to have Easter instead as the Creme Eggs ads are on telly and the Mini Eggs are egging me on from the shelves and well…it’s all getting too much really.
But as always, main course before dessert – here’s the MASH!!!
So Twitter’s security has had another blow this week with Anthony Noto, the company’s own CFO, sending some 300 spammy tweets within a 20 minute hack space. Luckily for the birded wonder, it wasn’t anything political, controversial or irreverent. Touch concerning on the security side of things though as if they can’t even keep their homeside accounts locked down, what about the rest of us 288 million? Eh?
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Twitter And The BAFTAs…
1. Kassabian trying too hard to be cool. And failing.
Drummer and bassist from Kasabian clearly thinking “Why can’t we just look NICE for once.” pic.twitter.com/pRQYnX0aaQ
— Alan (@alan_maguire) February 8, 2015
2. No mention of Bob Hoskins in the compilation of actors and film industry figures who’ve died in the last year.
The omission of Bob Hoskins in the BAFTA remembrance montage seems symbolic of the erasure in modern times of the working-class actor.
— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) February 9, 2015
Well I remember Bob Hoskins and what’s more I bet the Oscars will to. — Douglas Henshall (@djhenshall) February 9, 2015
Quite a few also mentioned the omission of Rik Mayall who had a huge impact on British film and TV culture. It is still the British Academy of Film and Television Arts…right? Not the Boring Arrogant Film (only) and Tat Association?
Lovebook = Matchmaking Facebook
The ads featuring specific information about the customer get “pitched” to targeted markets filtered on specific criteria and consisting of some tens of thousands of potential love interests.
Creator CJ James says:
These ads have the potential to go viral (…)if you have the same interests as Kim Kardashian or a Premier League footballer, you could end up on their page.
No thanks on either of those actually, get me Kanye or recently suspended Brian Williams and we can talk! Rates range from £10 to £40. Love does cost a thing.
Instagram wise, it seems to be ALL about Hot Dude Reading. Quite simply, an account setup to capture handsome bookworms absorbed by various literature whilst on the tube. The account is only weeks old and has already won the hearts of over 155,000 followers with its appealing subjects and comments glazed with sarcasm. Here is a taster:
Good morning, single bachelor. Nothing gives me more hope than a banker without a band. Almost has that dangerous Patrick Bateman vibe, but I can tell he’s a nice guy on account of the black loafers and blue socks. He’s probably listening to Taylor Swift in those headphones. #blankspace #hotdudesreading
Purring Can Get You In Trouble On YouTube
I will leave you with news that a cat purring video on YouTube has become the subject of a copyright infringement dispute raised by EMI. The video in question is here “Cat Purr 1 hour – Phantom – Calm and relaxing for study, sleep or meditation” and apparently, a 12-second section of the cat purring infringed on the copyright of a song named Focus that is owned by EMI…What the whiskers?!
Have a purrrrfect weekend!