Arron Free After Death

Aaron Hernandez lawyer wants murder conviction erased.odin lloyd dl2 Aaron Hernandezs Lawyer Wants Murder Conviction Erased It may be that in certain states you may be let go of a crime if you were not fully convicted and you died. Joe Baez, Aaron’s lawyer is well known for his work. “It was vintage Jose Baez: flashy, theatrical and willing to do anything for his clients. With Hernandez’s acquittal, Baez burnished his status as one of the most recognized defense attorneys in the U.S., six years after his high-profile gig successfully defending Casey Anthony, the Florida mother accused of killing her toddler because she didn’t want the responsibility of raising a child.” This is a picture of Odin. 

Baez reputation is well known for him making holes where no holes can be made for his clients.He believes in redemption and compassion for his clients, he sounds like a great lawyer to me.

For a man with a slow start he has come a long way and i hope he can help Aaron Hernandez. This story is so sad and my heart goes out to the families of all. I wonder if he will be forgiven?

The Era of Police Brutality Videos

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By Summa Aholo

Through Social media we have seen the prevalence of police brutality on the black and minority communities. Before the mass amount of video of the slayings of unarmed minorities, many people would disregard the staggering numbers of police brutality as myth or exaggeration. However, it is just as prevalent now as it was a decade ago, the difference being that we now catch everything with our mobile phones.

Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, Walter Scott. These black men were shot by police, all were unarmed and all were caught on tape and went viral on social media.

The growing movement of violent social media video has shed light on a very dark, often overlooked and underreported subject: The lack of response to police brutality against minorities.

The new era of the violent social media video is taking the world by storm. Philando Castile, Freddie Gray, Sandra Bland and many others were high profile cases because they were captured on video, and distributed through social media.  With these graphic videos has come some positive changes, the police now are required to wear body cameras, trying to be more transparent in a world where there is a growing distrust of police. However, the way the media portrays the content is sowing more discord between the police and the public. According to pew research 81 percent of police thing that the media treats them unfairly. When media outlets portray these violent images they often do not tell the whole story which can sway the masses in the wrong way.

With the good comes the bad, Facebook live just became active April 6th 2016 and there has been many horrible graphic videos of people murdering their children, raping of girls, and people committing suicide all while streaming live for the world to see. This phenomenon is so disturbing and makes one wonder if we should be policing internet content more closely.

Hey you just searched that so,

 

By Sasha Calamaco / @sashacee_

Let’s throw a ton of that same product on your social media AKA Instagram and Twitter telling you to buy it!

For example, I just started looking around for a new watch, and I often visit the Apple store a ton. So why wouldn’t this pop up on my every scroll through Twitter? It is pretty crazy that our phones – these apps pick up our searches, locations, mapping of our lives basically. As much as a lot of us may not want to believe those creepy facts, it’s true!

So I decided to search why and how it benefits Amazon in this case. Here is what I found, How Amazon Uses Twitter to Drive Website Traffic

“Amazon use a very unique approach to customer acquisition on Twitter which:

  • Keeps their followers engaged.

  • Uses a wide variety of content.

  • Creates customer-acquiring contests.

  • Uses multiple accounts.

  • Participates in trends.”

    – Kiss Metrics Blog

Which sounds like a huge strategy on their part, they’re keying into each and every consumer they service to. Which to me is insane, but so freakin amazing as a company to pay attention to. Could you imagine thousands plus people being targeted and gagged towards every single day through each and every Ad they see from Amazon. Especially how they choose to word it…

“Their conversational tone and informal content presentation style have made sure that their followers know that they’re part of a conversation. Amazon’s followers don’t feel like they’re being advertised to”

That is totally true, any time I see an Advertisement from Amazon my thoughts are “Man they really get me.” or “ YAS I DIDN’T KNOW I NEEDED THAT IN MY LIFE!” And i’m more than sure we have all had those same thoughts.

So what our phones are picking up our every move of what we’re ordering online, I think in a way it is and will continue to make our lives easier in the sense of having what we want or may be looking for so accessible.

Snapchat Me That Filter

 

(Via Eliah Davila)

BY: ELIAH DAVILA |@essenceofeliah

I am a young woman that loves snapping selfies, but I also love keeping up with snap streaks on none other than Snapchat! Young and old most of the population knows what Snapchat is. What is more popular than the app itself you may ask? The famous Snapchat filters of course. Every user has their favorite filter the dog, vomiting rainbows, or maybe the infamous flower crown. To give a little background about what I am talking about the app uses face recognition technology to attach and transform your face to many different themes. Some marketers have used this feature to promote businesses for a certain amount of time. Gatorade has used it to digitally pour Gatorade on your head and Taco Bell has used the feature to turn your face into a hard taco. I never paid much attention to the feature until recently. Last week I was sitting in my car waiting for class to start then I began to play with the new Snapchat filters. This day Snapchat had filters that only effected the change of your facial features and added aesthetic changes like longer lashes and clearer skin. I also decided not to wear makeup this day so when I used the filter then looked at the picture of myself I was taken back by the drastic changes. This filter was far beyond making me a Starbucks unicorn, this filter photo shopped my face and imperfections with one click of a button. I was not upset by the difference of the photos because what else do you expect from an app. Although, as I took on the internet to see if anyone else was amazed by the filter’s results to my surprise many people have an opinion on how Snapchat alters user’s facial features. There is much talk over social media saying that Snapchat is using filters to uphold the unrealistic beauty standard that is pushed to consumers. I believe Snapchat from a business prospective is not trying to uphold an ideal beauty. I believe the company is making an effort to stay afloat in the app industry by providing all things in one app. Snapchat using such drastic filter settings is what helps keep the app ranked above picture editing apps like Facetune and other photo shopping apps. Snapchat is ranked above all social media apps and for reasons like offering so much like a photo enhancement in just one touch is a genius marketing plan.

 

References

Burhop, B. (n.d.). Is This Snapchat Filter Creating Unrealistic Beauty Standard – Insider Tip – DailyBeauty – The Beauty Authority – NewBeauty. Retrieved from https://www.newbeauty.com/blog/dailybeauty/9814-snapchat-beauty-filter/

Dash, K. (2016, May 18). The Reason Why You Love the Dog Filter on Snapchat | Allure. Retrieved from http://www.allure.com/story/snapchat-dog-filter

Liquido, K. (2016, June 1). Why I’m Sick of Snapchat’s Photoshopping and Sexualizing Lenses – Verily. Retrieved from http://verilymag.com/2016/06/snapchat-lenses-social-media-beauty-photoshop

Vasquez, N. (2016, June 6). 11 Examples of Branded Snapchat Filters & Lenses That Worked. Retrieved from https://medium.com/comms-planning/11-branded-snapchat-filters-that-worked-94a808afa682

Wylde, K. (2017, April 20). How To Use The Unicorn Frappuccino Filter On Snapchat & Unleash Your Inner Magical Goddess. Retrieved from https://www.bustle.com/p/how-to-use-the-unicorn-frappuccino-filter-on-snapchat-unleash-your-inner-magical-goddess-52544

Everything

By, Sasha Calamaco

Social media can gather a lot of hits in both, great ways and terrible ways too. It seems that once it’s streamed, posted, Tweeted, and shared that content or 140 character count is out in the interwebs forever. SCREEN SHOTS LIVE ON. Most times what ever medium we’re looking at we most times than most assume and trust it’s the truth. Isn’t that crazy? We are at a time in the world where we can reply on solid sources. I think when used in the correct and trustworthy “fat checked,” it’s great.

We can tune into accounts like, Dallas Morning News , The Associated Press, list go on and on. And then there are accounts for reliable travel info, airline updates. Social media has changed the game on having resources at our fingertips. It is a truly wonderful tool when used valid and factual. No one want’s to be misconstrued in leisure information, and especially the news. Though we are all aware that one happens more times than it should.

Regardless of what you enjoy doing, hobbies, passions, or just for the hell of it – it’s all pretty much discoverable on the internet. All it takes is a simple search and a few to less of your favorite social media apps.  We are guaranteed to find something that interest us, or that we already find interesting. Social media makes that totally possible for everyone to have access to.

Pepsi Co or Pepsi..NO?!

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Eliah Davila |@essenceofeliah

If you’ve been logged on to any social media platform this last week it was hard to ignore the Kendall Jenner slander. You may have chimed in or just watched the Pepsi advertisement yourself to catch up on the Jenner gossip and let it play itself out. Either way everyone online has agreed on one idea of the advertisement, it was bad. Not only does the advertisement try to represent people of all walks of life but it also stepped on many toes. The video advertisement had hip Kendall Jenner strip off her wardrobe from her modeling shoot and join a march of people with protesting signs. At the climax of the video Jenner hands a cop a Pepsi and the crowd follows with joyful cheers. Social media revolted against the video. No one defended the advertisement and it left everyone unsettled even led Pepsi to quickly pull the advertisement from the media. Pepsi gave their condolences to the public not defending the advertisement but explaining the company was aiming for “a global message of unity, peace and understanding” and continuing by admitting “Clearly we missed the mark, and we apologize”. This advertisement did get unity though. People like Martin Luther King’s daughter Bernice King spoke up against the advertisement tweeting “If only Daddy would have known about the power of #Pepsi” along with a photo of Dr.King being held back by a group of cops. Also, Black Voices Associate Editor at The Huffington Post Taryn Finley tweeted “Kendall Jenner gives a Pepsi to a cop and rids the world of -isms. Y’all can go somewhere with this tone-deaf, shallow and over-produced ad” disagreeing with the advertisement completely. Many users of twitter put their two cents in about the advertisement by adding memes and speakings about the insensitive message. Pop star Madonna made a point trying to defend not Pepsi but Kendall Jenner herself on an Instagram post captioning “When you wake up and realize that S*** just really doesn’t make sense. Side  Note: My Pepsi commercial was pulled 30 years ago because I was kissing a black saint! #ironic” following with a separate post of Madonna carrying a Coca-Cola can. If Pepsi’s goal was unity, the agreement is that all users of social media united to agree this advertisement was just not the solution the world needs.

 

 

Refrences

Eror, Aleks. “Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi Ad Is the True Face of Advertising.” Highsnobiety. Highsnobiety, 09 Apr. 2017. Web. 09 Apr. 2017.

France, Lisa Respers. “Why Madonna Is Drinking in the Pepsi Controversy.” CNN. Cable News Network, 06 Apr. 2017. Web. 09 Apr. 2017.

France, Lisa Respers. “Why Madonna Is Drinking in the Pepsi Controversy.” CNN. Cable News Network, 06 Apr. 2017. Web. 09 Apr. 2017.

PepsiCo. PepsiCO, 5 Apr. 2017. Web. 09 Apr. 2017.

Reeves, Rachel. “Social Media Mocks Kendall Jenner for Tone-deaf Pepsi Ad.” AOL.com. Abid Rahman, 05 Apr. 2017. Web. 09 Apr. 2017.

Smith, Alexander. “‘We Missed the Mark’: Pepsi Pulls Ad Featuring Kendall Jenner after Controversy.” NBCNews.com. NBCUniversal News Group, 05 Apr. 2017. Web. 09 Apr. 2017.

Watercutter, Angela. “Pepsi’s Kendall Jenner Ad Was So Awful It Did the Impossible: It United the Internet.” Wired. Conde Nast, 05 Apr. 2017. Web. 09 Apr. 2017.

#MISSINGDCGIRLS

 

Via Instagram

Eliah Davila | @essenceofeliah

Within the past few months I have seen an increase of photos of missing children on my social media platforms. Recently if you have been plugged in to social media you would also notice that the new hashtag raising awareness is #MISSINGDCGIRLS. This hashtag is being shared nationally among users and even celebrities. People are voicing their concern with the number of missing girls that are included in the DC police department’s social media posts. The hashtag is also being tied with concerns of the young girls being involved with sex trafficking. The DC police is very grateful about the eagerness to get these young girls home. Although, the police spoke up to assure the public that the number of missing children has not increased from past years it has declined. The DC commander Chanel Dickerson has admitted to using twitter as a platform to raise awareness of missing children in hopes to be transparent with the public and to safely reunite children with their parents. Twitter is an active platform for the DC police to release these reports. The police expressed that most children have left their homes voluntarily and that there is no evidence of an increase amount of sex trafficking in correlation to the missing girls. Washington DC assures the public that many of the young girls stated missing on their Twitter are successfully returned home thanks to users sharing information on the missing girls. Social media posts such as an Instagram post picturing many young black girls with a caption stating “14 Girls Have Gone Missing in the Last 24 Hours” has been settled by the police saying this claim is not true and that fourteen girls have not gone missing within a twenty-four hour period at all in DC. The city is thankful that everyone is concerned in the safety of missing children and wants to continue to raise awareness of the missing children but the police urge the public not to post false claims about the problem in their area. It is very necessary that the public shares truthful information about the problem in DC. Police using their Twitter platform to share useful information to help get children home safely is important and innovative. In the past missing children were shared on a milk carton and slowly distributed. Now with social media we can share urgent information much faster than before. With so much awareness to the situation the federal government has stepped in to investigate if this is an anomaly or if there is a problem under the surface with the alarming amount of concern from the public. As the investigation proceeds we all hope that each child is brought home safe and healthy and proud that as a nation we are standing together in a problem that is important to all of us.

References

Good Morning Washington. (2017, March 24). Police commander provides facts, dispels social media rumors about DC missing teens | WJLA. Retrieved from http://wjla.com/features/good-morning-washington/dc-police-commander-speaks-out-on-missing-teens

Jarrett, L., & Reyes, S. (2017, March 26). Missing black girls in DC spark outrage, prompt calls for federal help – CNN.com. Retrieved from http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/24/us/missing-black-girls-washington-dc/

Reinstien, J. (n.d.). Here’s What’s Actually Going On With The Missing Black Girls In DC – BuzzFeed News. Retrieved from https://www.buzzfeed.com/juliareinstein/heres-whats-going-on-with-the-missing-black-teens-in-dc?utm_term=.iuBvQKgaX#.jek14XwAd