Sold-Out Ticket Scams Start Hitting Social Media

Scammers haven’t wasted any time attempting to suck blood from the turnip of burgeoning performing arts org concert activity. The latest attempt to exploit organizations targets events that are at capacity or sell out quickly thanks to limited numbers of seats available due to COVID restrictions. The scam is straightforward enough: Fake user posts a comment to an event post at your Facebook wall saying they have some of the limited …

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Come Work With Me: I Have A UX/UI Front-End Designer (React/AWS) Opening

It’s official: I have a new opening for a UX/UI Front-End Designer (React/AWS) for a 3-4 month contract position with optional path toward exempt employee status. The position is 100% remote, flexible hours (although candidates must be available during regular US business hours), and compensation is $40-$70 per hour (full job description). Vision & Culture Do you want to use your coding skills to revolutionize an entire industry? Do you prefer …

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More Metrics That Things Are Coming Back

Just a quick post today. I’ve been combing through some data from Arts Admin Jobs and it’s remarkable at how quickly things have changed over the pandemic. Jobs Posted Things fell off a cliff as the pandemic set in starting in March 2020 and stayed at those lows until the following year. In fact, there were no new jobs posted in April or May that year. Things began picking up as …

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Don’t Get Caught In This Accessibility Crossfire

Last week we examined a report from UsableNet about digital accessibility lawsuits. One of the issues that report featured was the sharp rise in lawsuits against companies using plugins/widgets that claim to make a website accessible compliant. Spoiler: they don’t. In fact, using them could draw negative attention to your organization. The 5/9/21 edition of published a timely article by April Glaser that reports on backlash some of those plugin …

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Fraud Contributed To Net Neutrality’s Demise

The New York State Office of the Attorney General published a report last week that has been years in the making (h/t Joe Patti). The report “is the product of an extensive investigation by the [e Office of the New York Attorney General] of the parties that sought to influence the FCC’s 2017 proceeding to repeal the agency’s net neutrality rules.” This is a topic we examined in great detail at …

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