Monday, October 17, 2011

There Goes the Neighborhood: Sesame Street Gets Poached, Occupied & Hacked

Posted By on Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 5:48 PM

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On October 2, Sesame Workshop president and CEO Gary Knell announced his plans to abandons Sesame Street to take over the helm at NPR.

No sooner was he gone than all hell broke loose at the sometime sunny street.

First, Tumblr broke the news that anti-corporate #OccupyWallStreet activists a had taken their cause where the air is sweet.

Then, Sesame Street's You Tube channel got hacked and replaced with porn.

The sunny side of the news is they didn't compromise the Web domain of the Street itself. From CNN: "The message on "Sesame Street's" page noted that parents who want to watch videos with their children "in a safe, child-friendly environment" can do so on the show's website:

Let's hope that tThings are starting to look up over there as evidenced by this inspirational "Change the World" post on the recently reclaimed You Tube Channel:

Just think twice before sponsoring any more shows with the letter X

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