Social Media – The Digital Sanctuary Tue, 28 Jun 2022 18:32:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Social Media – The Digital Sanctuary 32 32 Thieves appear to be targeting certain vehicles as part of social media trend, police warn Tue, 28 Jun 2022 18:32:00 +0000

CINCINNATI (WXIX) – The Forest Park Police Department is warning owners of Kia and Hyundai vehicle models to be vigilant as thieves appear to be targeting car brands.

Forest Park Police said six vehicle brand thefts had been reported since June 21. The thefts primarily involve Kia models newer than 2011 and Hyundai models newer than 2015, according to police.

The theft of these makes of vehicles appears to be part of a growing social media trend in the United States, police said.

“The trend seems to have gained popularity through social media where the method of starting the car without a key has spread,” Forest Park Police said.

Reported thefts in Forest Park since June 21 have occurred in a variety of locations, but police say three vehicles were stolen from large apartment complexes overnight.

If you own a 2011 or newer Kia model or a 2015 or newer Hyundai model, police recommend that you take the following steps:

  • Try to park your vehicle in a safe place like a closed garage
  • Use a steering wheel lock
  • Try to park in well-lit places
  • Keep your doors locked at all times
  • Do not keep personal or valuable items in your car
  • Consider aftermarket alarm systems or anti-theft devices
  • Report any suspicious activity, especially in the evening or at night

Call the Forest Park Police Department at 513-595-5220 if you have any information regarding the six vehicle thefts. To report an ongoing crime or suspicious activity, call 513-825-2280 or 911.

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Social media explodes as Avalanche hoist Stanley Cup – DenverFan Mon, 27 Jun 2022 02:57:44 +0000

The Colorado Avalanche kicked off the party of the year in Denver. Their Stanley Cup victory has the Mile High City in turmoil.

People across Colorado — and some who traveled to Florida — took to social media to celebrate the Avalanche’s third Stanley Cup win and first in 21 years.

Here are some of the best one-night social posts in Denver sports history:

Cardi B Addresses Social Media Commenter Who Said Singer’s Daughter Kulture Has Autism Sat, 25 Jun 2022 01:36:29 +0000

MIAMI, FL – JANUARY 31: Cardi B attends ‘The Road to F9’ Global Fan Extravaganza at Maurice A. Ferre Park on January 31, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

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Cardi B is speaking out after comments about her family.

On Friday, the “Shake It” rapper, 29, spoke to a Twitter user who told him to quit the app and take care of his kids, saying his daughter, Kulture, who will be 4 in July, is autistic.

Cardi responded to the Twitter user, writing in part, “My daughter is not autistic…You can’t call her ugly so you have to diagnose her with something.”

“WHY ARE YOU RAISING CHILDREN?” she also tweeted.

While many fans came to Cardi’s defense and endorsed her decision to address the social media user, others pointed out that calling someone autistic shouldn’t be considered a insult.

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“You have every right to defend your child. I’m just trying to understand why saying a child has autism would be used as an insult,” wrote a Twitter user. “If you don’t understand anything about an autistic child, you should know that they are gifted and amazing in their own way.❤

Another added“I have grandsons with autism. They are my heart. I don’t know what made people call your daughter autistic, but that’s nothing to be ashamed of.”

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Cardi shares Kulture with husband Offset. The couple, who married in a secret ceremony in September 2017, also welcomed son Wave in September last year; however, they didn’t share his unique name with the world until April.

In an interview with Essencethe couple opened up about the impact internet bullies have on their lives and why it made them wait to reveal Wave’s name.

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“We’ve been through a lot of sad things when it comes to [our daughter] Kulture – terrible behavior that even older kids have never experienced,” Cardi explained. “So many people will post mean and disgusting things, just to get a reaction from us.”

“We want to protect our feelings because we get very, very angry and upset,” the “I Like It” rapper said.

Social media argument escalates to Evansville shooting Wed, 22 Jun 2022 18:23:03 +0000

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Police say ten people were involved in a shooting that took place after an alleged disagreement on social media. The Evansville Police Department arrested Elexis D. Smith and Talonica D. Johnson of Henderson following the incident.

According to an affidavit, central dispatch received a 911 call for shots fired near Riverside Drive and Grand Avenue around 2:40 p.m. Monday afternoon. According to the police, the caller saw people fighting and shots were fired.

The Evansville Police Department says witnesses and others involved told officers what happened during the shooting. Investigators say Johnson and Smith pulled over in a car with three women to fight off another group on Grand Avenue. Authorities learned the fight broke out after an argument on social media. Witnesses told police that Elexis Smith pointed and fired a handgun at a person during the altercation. Police were told Johnson and Smith left the scene after the shooting.

According to the affidavit, the entire incident was broadcast via Facebook Live. Police describe video showing Smith pointing the handgun at someone through the windshield. EPD officers say you can hear the gun discharge in the video and then see Johnson drive off.

Less than an hour later after the shooting, the central dispatcher says he received a call from Smith. She allegedly told dispatchers that she shot out the window because people had attacked her car with tire irons. Smith then asked the officers where she could meet with officers.

Eventually, Smith and Johnson pulled into the vehicle and both were arrested. Investigators say Smith painted a story that contradicted what happened in the video. Both Johnson and Smith were incarcerated in Vanderburgh County Jail.

Elexis D. Smith faces a charge of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon. Talonica D. Johnson faces one charge of Public Administration – Obstruction of Justice. Police say no one was injured in the shooting.

Elon Musk Asks Followers If Social Media Is Destroying Civilization, ‘Buy TikTok’, They Respond Sun, 19 Jun 2022 05:33:43 +0000

Even though business mogul Elon Musk buys Twitter, he thinks social media is destroying civilization. Yes that is correct. In his latest tweet, the CEO of Tesla asked netizens: Is TikTok destroying civilization? Some people think so. Or maybe social media in general? Musk asking such a thing raised a lot of questions. There were people who suggested him to buy TikTok and delete it to save humanity. Others have said that “Dogecoin” is the “last hope” to save civilization. Here’s what the tweet was:

It got a lot of attention from social media users. “As a civilization, humans choose to make tiktok videos and the abundance of social media rather than collectively focus on becoming a technologically advanced species. Dreams of living to see intergalactic travel are sadly starting to fade,” one person commented. Another person wrote, “The fact that you think a clock does more damage than your rocket fuel says a lot Read up on global warming, think it over, and try typing. Here are some reactions:

Meanwhile, Musk recently addressed Twitter employees for the first time in an apparent effort to “allay concerns” about the deal. Shortly after, a video went viral that allegedly showed posts from employees talking about him. Musk responded with one word: “interesting.” According to Reuters, Twitter employees posted memes on Slack as they complained that Musk failed to provide helpful answers about his vision. “He tries not to be boring,” one person wrote on Slack. There was also one person who mentioned how queer people can’t trust this man. “We’ve seen this kind of homophobia and transphobia before, there’s nothing salvageable about what he said,” the person wrote.

Musk pointed to a need for “workforce rationalization” on the microblogging platform. “Right now, the costs are exceeding the revenues. So it’s not an ideal situation. And so there would need to be some rationalization of headcount and expenses to get revenues to exceed costs,” he said in a report. However, Musk added, “Anyone who is…a major contributor shouldn’t have to worry.”

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New Mexico Supreme Court rules on social media evidence guidelines Thu, 16 Jun 2022 22:00:00 +0000

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – Criminals are often caught bragging about their exploits on social media; but can these messages be used in their criminal case? On Thursday, the state Supreme Court clarified guidelines for the use of such evidence in court.

The court ruled that social media evidence used in a lawsuit must achieve the same level of authentication as other evidence. Law enforcement says this is really helpful, as social media is a factor in many cases.

“You see a lot of these people bragging about their crimes and showing pictures of them shooting their guns and they show their money and their drugs, even after they’ve committed a crime,” said Gilbert Gallegos, gatekeeper. word of the Albuquerque Police Department (APD).

At APD, social media plays an increasingly important role in catching criminals. Gallegos says the rise of influencer culture is causing criminals to publish all about their crimes, which helps them in their investigations. He says the use of social media evidence has become the norm and in many cases should support a crime.

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officials are also seeing the usefulness of social media in some cases.

“Drug trafficking has changed,” says Greg Millard, Special Agent in Charge, DEA El Paso, “they’re using social media to sell this…and we’ve adapted to that and we have investigations targeting people using media to sell drugs.”

Quontez Kuvinka was involved in a fatal carjacking and accident in 2017 and got a break until he was found on social media holding and firing guns, violating his agreement. He was later sentenced to prison for the crime.

Thursday’s Supreme Court opinion restored the conviction of a girl who stole a car and drove recklessly in 2020 in Portales. In this case, the Facebook posts showed her and her boyfriend discussing her drunk driving and car accident. However, at the time, an appeals court said the state could not prove the authenticity of the messages and overturned the conviction.

The use of social media evidence has become so prominent locally that APD is looking to expand its analyst division to help sift through all social media data.

Social media is changing the look of weddings Tue, 14 Jun 2022 22:44:34 +0000

They are no longer just for loved ones, but displays of intimacy and wealth designed to be shared with the world. Shanti Mathias finds out how the look of a wedding is changing in the age of Instagram.

On Instagram, Angela PanThe wedding looks perfect. At her bachelorette party in Auckland, she sports a balloon train in millennial pink. In a short video, soft music accompanies the unboxing of her bridesmaid gift sets, including personalized wallet pouches and fluffy slippers. In an immaculate white dress, she kisses her new husband Joseph in front of their family and friends.

Pan, a creative director who now lives in Australia, is one of 20,000 New Zealanders who get married every year. More of these people will use social media. Since the global wedding industry is worth hundreds of billions dollars, social media is both a lucrative place for companies that work with weddings and a place where people can realize their happiness.

“I used social media as a planning tool for the whole wedding,” says Pan. She spent hours exploring wedding hashtags on Instagram and seeing who her friends had mentioned when posting wedding photos. She created Pinterest boards for cakes, decor, and hairstyles, then shared them with her wedding planner. All of the vendors she used at her wedding were found through social media. There wasn’t necessarily a lot of choice; the online marriage industry, like everywhere else, overrepresents white cishets. It was difficult for Pan to find makeup artists and clothing designers who had experience with Asian skin tones and body shapes.

Rachel*, a Wellingtonian who got engaged to her partner in March, has also found inspiration online, but finds herself more skeptical of the “generic” Instagram wedding – flower walls, cottagecore and unique hashtags. “A lot of it is about status and flexibility – it’s not in my budget,” she says candidly. “The Disney Industrial Complex is telling us we need these huge weddings because that’s supposed to be the happy ending.”

For wedding businesses, social media is a great way to find clients. “We think social media is wonderful,” says Sirjana Singh, half of Tinted photograph. Singh and her husband Ben Lane have 18,000 followers on Instagram, drawn to their moody, lush photography and behind-the-scenes stories. Singh says tinted photography has become a full-time business because social media has given them enough clients to shoot weddings for a living.

A moment at an Indian Hindu wedding (Photo: Getty Images)

Teuila Benoni, wedding planner with Marriage she wrote in Auckland, agrees that social media is good for business, while helping couples communicate the type of wedding they want. “It definitely helps with the aesthetics, [especially] if you want a magazine cover wedding. She pauses. “It can be a strain on the budget, though, because you want to put a lot of different things in your wedding photos.”

Is the proliferation of wedding content on social networks homogenizing weddings? Benoni doesn’t think so. Wedding She Wrote specializes in planning for couples of diverse ethnic backgrounds, many of whom find inspiration to embrace aspects of their culture’s weddings online. “You can present various rituals,” she says. “The ones that haven’t repeated in your family for a while.”

While Singh points out that Tinted Photography – which specializes in adventure photography and runaways – makes every shot unique, she also says photographers and couples have nothing to worry about looking like each other. “Centuries ago people said ‘oh my god, they painted royalty like that. I want to be painted like this. “” Photographers like Singh need to be immersed in trends – and they still don’t know what the TikTok era of wedding photography will look like.

Sirjana and Ben from Tinted Photography say that even though they attend weddings for work, the events still bring them to tears. (Photo: provided)

While social media is useful for wedding businesses and engaged couples, the connection between the social internet and weddings raises bigger questions about why people get married – and why they feel the need to. talk to others.

“New Zealand is not a very religious society overall, so most [motivators] are social, not legal,” says Vivienne Elizabeth, a sociologist who studies family and gender roles at the University of Auckland. Ten years ago, Elizabeth published a study on what motivated the people of Aotearoa to get married. For most of the couples Elizabeth studied, straight and gay, a wedding was a joyful celebration with loved ones, though for some it was important to gain family approval. Couples have made very personal choices when planning and presenting their weddings.

Today, Elizabeth sees the trend of personalization continuing. As long as you meet the minimum legal requirements – one celebrant and two witnesses – a wedding can be anywhere, and vows can say anything. Elizabeth says that “there is a wide range of possibilities” of what a marriage looks like; it is part of a larger trend towards the individualization of society.

One thing that remains the same, however, is that people want others to know about their marriage. “We create social proof, show people you can get this with this [much money]Singh says when I ask him why people are willing to spend thousands of dollars on wedding photos. “[Social media] changed the way we photograph. People want Instagram moments they can share later,” adds Lane.

Can social media help show more diverse wedding customs? (Photo: Tinted photograph, provided)

There is also an element of comparison. “Social media creates bizarre expectations,” says Pan. “You see a photo of an influencer wedding with a huge budget, and you [want] to go beyond. The parts of her own wedding that she has chosen to share online focus on the aesthetics of her wedding, the type of visual content that works well on social media. “I knew my audience would love to see the outfits, the locations, the stationery, the table placements — that’s what I was excited to share,” she says.

But does the visual nature of social media simply reinforce the kinds of pressure and comparison that drive couples to spend tens of thousands of dollars on a ceremony? It’s well established that social media creates pressure, says sociologist Elizabeth, and that includes pressure to share wedding photos. “There is a requirement to archive and display your own life, [so] you show it at its best,” she says.

Shared online, wedding photos play an important social role, allowing a couple to achieve intimacy with each other, as well as demonstrating who is important in their social circle. Real-world details like invitations, bridesmaid and groomsman selection, and table seating do it just as effectively as comments under a Facebook wedding announcement or tagging certain people – and no others – in photos on Instagram. This all works to the benefit of the multi-billion dollar wedding industry (where most players are small businesses trying to cover costs) as well as the multi-billion dollar social media industry, where huge corporations make huge amounts of money from people’s desire to be perceived.

Ultimately, however, there are parts of a wedding ritual that cannot be captured by a photographer or shared online. Pan, who chose to have an “unplugged” wedding where guests don’t use their phones during the ceremony, knows this. “There are moments that stay in your head, not on social media, not on someone’s phone,” she says. She does not plan to share her vows or wedding speeches with her 8,000 followers. “Only the people who were there have that memory – that’s what makes it so special.”

*certain people’s surnames have not been used for confidentiality reasons.

Buzz on social media after the Tennessee-Notre Dame baseball game Sun, 12 Jun 2022 22:42:00 +0000

Notre Dame (40-16) defeated No. 1 Tennessee (57-9), 7-3, in the Super Regional Series Final of the NCAA Knoxville Tournament on Sunday at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

The Vols were victorious against Notre-Dame, 12-4, on Saturday in Game 2.

Notre Dame defeated Tennessee, 8-6, Friday in Game 1.

The Fighting Irish won the series, 2-1, and qualified for the College World Series. The College World Series will take place June 16-27 at Charles Schwab Field Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska.

PHOTOS: Notre Dame defeats No. 1 Tennessee in series finale

After the series finale between Tennessee and Notre Dame, Vols Wire takes a look at the social media buzz after the game. The post-match social media buzz is listed below.

airBaltic offers two new destinations on social networks Sat, 11 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000

airBaltic has teased two new additions to its network with a series of hints on its Twitter account ahead of a full reveal next week. We take a closer look at what all of this could mean below.

Two new routes to come

airBaltic is set to expand its network with two new destinations, although full details will remain under wraps for now. The Latvian flag carrier kept his followers guessing with some cryptic clues posted on his Twitter account.

Each destination is indicated by three symbols – the first destination consists of a camel, a mosque and a red square, while the second destination is a bird, a palm tree and a roller coaster.


airBaltic currently serves more than 70 destinations across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, offering flights to the United Arab Emirates, Reykjavík and Tenerife.

Keep your eyes peeled as the airline will reveal all to you next week.

What are the two new destinations?

The consensus on social networks seems to be that Morocco is the first destination mentioned. The airline does not serve any airports in Morocco and may have opted for the popular tourist cities of Casablanca or Marrakech.

Morocco and Gran Canaria are two possible destinations. Photo: Getty Images

The second destination is trickier but clearly points to a seaside or island getaway. Responding to a comment on Twitter, airBaltic appeared to rule out Funchal, Madeira as a second destination, responding with “Ahhh, Funchal! Maybe one day.”

The all-A220 carrier offered a more encouraging response to a follower who guessed Gran Canaria, which would also be related to the bird index (canary), so do what you want with it.

More than 300% more passengers in May

airBaltic carried 323% more passengers last month than the same period in 2021 and also saw strong demand for its summer services.

CEO Martin Gauss said:

“Now that most COVID-19 related restrictions have been lifted in many parts of the world, we are seeing an increase in passenger demand for business and leisure destinations. This is also reflected in the results achieved in May, as well as in the latest bookings for the upcoming summer month, so we anticipate that during the busier summer months we will carry even more passengers.

The carrier served around 284,700 passengers in May, a significant recovery from 67,300 in 2021. airBaltic flew 3,490 during the month, a 163% increase over last year.

Which two destinations do you think airBaltic is referring to? Let us know your guesses in the comments.

]]> What is Tech? Why do social media posts about violence seem to go unnoticed? Wed, 08 Jun 2022 22:19:00 +0000

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Why is social media posting quick about COVID-19 and right/left politics, while people using social media to talk about the school shootings go unnoticed until it’s over? too late ? It’s a good question and many people are asking it in the days following two deadly shootings.

Some of the most popular social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have algorithms and security tools to discover and report public posts, but there are now hundreds of social media networks used by Gen Z that people of other ages never even have. heard speaking about. The Uvalde, Texas shooter reportedly used the Yubo app. The Buffalo, New York
the shooter posted his plans on Discord and livestreamed his attack on Twitch.

Social media platforms monitor posts with algorithms and human moderators, but with hundreds of thousands of posts per day from millions of users, it is difficult to keep track of all posts.

Automatic gun photo bans are problematic since responsible gun owners post their photos for other enthusiasts to see. On Instagram, there are dozens of hashtags encouraging users to show their guns. The removal of public posts and photos has been a free speech issue.

Just like general public law enforcement are not allowed to view private messages unless an undercover agent receives the messages directly or they are members of the chat group. Social media companies work with law enforcement but do not alert the police to suspicious activity.

Facebook, for example, responds to police asking for information on suspects if there is a warrant. The social network also speeds up this information in certain cases when there is a known threat to public safety.

Messages and chats are encrypted, which means they are only stored on the phones that send and receive the messages. Messages never sit on social media servers.

Effective social media monitoring is left to the users. Here’s what you can do if you come across disturbing posts or messages on any platform.

Take a screenshot of the post or chat. Don’t just report it to the social network, report it to the police and show them the posts. Report it to the FBI through its advanced online tool.

Just like you would in an airport or public place, if you see something, say something.