I can't believe the 'celebrities' on APSense!

by Cheryl Baumgartner Medical Billing/Coding/Insurance
Yes that's right celebrities on APsense.  Keanu Reeves must love us since he had two accounts here and wow! Now Joan Van Ark wants to join the fun!

Okay to be truthful, Keanu Reeves is not a member of this network.  Joan Van Ark is not trying to be a member.  Members are using the photos of celebrities.  Yes their photos are available online to anyone with a computer but that does not give anyone permission to use their photos as avatars on this network.

If you see photos of celebrities being used, report it.

About Cheryl Baumgartner Professional     Medical Billing/Coding/Insurance

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Joined APSense since, May 18th, 2007, From San Antonio, TX, United States.

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Ian Begg Committed   Marketer, Engineer
Thanks Cheryl, I'm not sure why people would want to use "other peoples" pictures as an avatar. To my mind the idea is to build relationships and trust, i doubt i'd be joining any programs offered by Keanu Reeves or Tom Cruise LOL. Thanks.
Sep 2nd 2010 23:59   
Cheryl Baumgartner Professional   Medical Billing/Coding/Insurance
I wouldn't trust them. But more importantly using their photos can land people in hot water!
Sep 3rd 2010 00:33   
Fred Mugone Magnate I   Health, Wellness, e-Business
Apsense is about building relationships and trust. Everyone should be himself/herself. Impersonation should be a big NO NO.
Sep 3rd 2010 02:38   
Cheryl Baumgartner Professional   Medical Billing/Coding/Insurance
Yes it should so when I see someone with the photo of a celebrity they go firmly on my do not trust list. I trust them less that I do "The Riddler" as a call those Question marks.
Sep 3rd 2010 08:58   
Cheryl Baumgartner Professional   Medical Billing/Coding/Insurance
This morning I woke up to find Johnny Depp staring back at me from a profile photo. At least he wasn't all dressed up like captain Jack Sparrow
Oct 1st 2010 08:23   
Ian Begg Committed   Marketer, Engineer
LOL.. I assume the real Johnny Depp is too busy acting to play a part here Cheryl :-) People can't read can they ..
Oct 4th 2010 02:40   
Cheryl Baumgartner Professional   Medical Billing/Coding/Insurance
I don't think they can at times. I'm wondering who is next on the hit parade.
Oct 4th 2010 08:10   
Cheryl Baumgartner Professional   Medical Billing/Coding/Insurance
The question of who's next on the hit parade has just been answered, Brad Pitt. And this idiot used the promo photo from the movie, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The film title at the bottom of your 'photo' was a dead giveaway you know?
Oct 12th 2010 23:50   
Gopakumar Rajan Magnate II   SFI Mentor
Some people have more than one account with the same photo and different names. How can we prevent this malpractice. I noted it in the APSense 2.0.
Oct 12th 2010 23:57   
Cheryl Baumgartner Professional   Medical Billing/Coding/Insurance
it needs to be reported. If you know of someone in 2.0 doing this let me know I'm an admin over there and will take are of it. if it is here in 1.0 then you need to click the contact us button at the bottom of you homepage and report it.
Oct 13th 2010 00:12   
Gopakumar Rajan Magnate II   SFI Mentor
Thanks for the information. I'll check the entry and report it soon.
Oct 13th 2010 00:18   
Edna Davis Advanced   Internet Marketer
Thanks for the information.
Oct 13th 2010 02:06   
Cheryl Baumgartner Professional   Medical Billing/Coding/Insurance
Ha ha Johnny Depp just tried to sneak back in but got turned away at the door. If you are uploading celebrities photos as your profile photo it will be denied. if it is discovered later it will be removed.
Oct 13th 2010 10:18   
Edna Davis Advanced   Internet Marketer
I wonder how a real celebrity gets in various sites like social or business think they use other unknowns photo and names?
Oct 14th 2010 23:06   
Cheryl Baumgartner Professional   Medical Billing/Coding/Insurance
MC Hammer is on Twitter and I'm a follower. He actually uses his own photo, imagine that! So far all of the celebrities I've noticed on social sites use their own promo shots.

I am on one site where the celebs 'lurk' they read the posts etc and communicate through feeding info to the admin who posts the updates
Oct 14th 2010 23:24   
Arthur Webster Senior   Just plain honesty
Actually, Cheryl, there is a far more important reason for not allowing celebrity photos.

The chances are that the photos are the copyright of someone being "represented" by evil debt collectors and 'legal' extortionists - see

I urge anybody with celebrity images on their web sites (or any images that they are not sure they have a licence to use) to read this blog. It is quite frightening!
Nov 10th 2010 15:18   
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