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Utah woman records struggling delivery driver, takes to social media to help him

A woman in Utah became a good Samaritan by financially helping out her delivery man, a war veteran, and get back on his feet.

Captured on video, Jennifer Weiss saw Larry, who was only identified by his first name in reports, stumble up to her door while delivering groceries.

“It made me kind of feel guilty, to have someone else deliver stuff, just because I didn’t want to go to the store,” Weiss told ABC4 News.

The situation made her look within.

“Who he was and what his situation was, why he was doing deliveries, if he was going to continue doing deliveries when snow starts falling when stairs and driveways are icy,” Weiss said.

Larry took the job because he needed to pay for home repairs.

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“I had a stroke in June, so I was just making some extra money because

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Shop Ridgefield Social Media campaign: $50 gift certificates

Less jingle-turkey this year, but the holidays are still coming.

So, the “Shop Ridgefield Social Media Challenge” — offering $10,000 worth of $50 gift certificates — has been created even as in-person activities, events and even family gatherings are scuttled in the face relentlessly rising COVID-19 numbers.

It’s a shop local campaign designed to help fill in for what the coronavirus pandemic has ruled out.

The traditional ceremonial switch-filpping ceremony that turns on Main Street’s holiday lights — and usually draws hundreds of people to town — will be a “virtual event” this year, on the Friday after Thanksgiving this year.


And the Ridgefield Holiday Village — planned as a four-weekend series of attractions in Ridgefield’s commercial village, between Thanksgiving and Christmas — has been called off.

“Most of the activities of the Ridgefield Holiday Village had to be canceled because of the uptick in COVID cases in town,” said

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Chrissy Teigen Reveals Why She Won’t ‘Clap Back’ on Social Media Anymore

For as many loyal fans as celebrities have on Twitter and Instagram, it seems they have just as many haters, hurling hundreds of cruel comments at them every day. But some stars have been able to rise above their social media trolls—like Chrissy Teigen, who has become famous for her iconic clap backs. However, in a new interview, Teigen revealed that she may be putting an end to her famous comebacks, after realizing that commenters’ harsh words could be coming from a place of hurt. “I’ve gained a point of empathy where I can actually understand that [people] might have some s*** going on themselves,” she said. Read on for more about the star’s decision and for the celebrities who steer clear of social media full stop, check out 18 Celebrities Who Are Not on Social Media.

In a Nov. 24 interview with People, Teigen revealed that she

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What is N.J.’ s favorite Thanksgiving pie? Social media takes a stab at the answer.

Americans will sit down to tables of pumpkin, apple and pecan pie this Thanksgiving, but that’s not all.

It seems that each state, or at least each region, has their local favorites that go beyond the usual fall harvest.

Instagram recently tried to take a cross-section — a slice, if you will — of the nation’s current pie preferences by tracking mentions and “likes” of various pie flavors over Instagram feeds and stories for the past month.

While by no means an accurate predictor of Thanksgiving pie choices — it’s not clear if the “pie flavors” being tracked were merely mentions of these fruits/foods alone — Instagram’s map, like all such dubious holiday food maps, whets the appetite for the home feasts to come.

The overall victor? It might be something of a surprise, but it’s one with a New Jersey connection:

Cranberry pie.

This type of pie drew the

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Nurses, doctors use social media to plead for public to take COVID-19 seriously as cases surge

As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to spike across the country and hospitals become full, nurses and doctors are taking to social media to beg the public to take COVID-19 seriously and follow safety guidelines.

“We are physically, emotionally and mentally exhausted,” Dr. Kate Grossman, a pulmonary and critical care physician in Columbia, Missouri, wrote in a message shared on Twitter.

“I have seen so many emergent intubations. I’ve seen people more sick than I’ve ever seen in my life,” Lacie Gooch, an intensive care unit nurse at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, said in a video that Nebraska Medicine shared on Twitter this week.

Gooch, 25, is a cardiovascular ICU nurse who has been working shifts in her hospital’s COVID-19 ICU since April.

She described a sense of frustration and exasperation at the disconnect between what she and her colleagues are doing to save lives inside the hospital, and

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Artists sing social anthems for United Nations anniversary

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For Grammy-winning international star Angelique Kidjo, her artistry and her activism inform each other because music has the power to connect beyond skin color, language or countries.

“Music has that absolutely powerful side to it that sometimes when I finish a concert, I’m like, ’Why can’t we just live like this?’” said the singer-songwriter from the West African country of Benin.

That sentiment is something that Skip Marley, a third-generation musician and grandson of reggae icon Bob Marley, has grown up knowing as well.


“We’re talking to the people, so it’s all colors, all religions,” said Marley. “Music is music. That’s the beauty of it. It cuts through all of those barriers or borders.”

These musicians are part of an online fundraising concert on Dec. 1 called Peace Through Music: A Global Event For Social Justice, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.

The

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Social media platform Parler wins over millions as some raise red flags about the site

Ann-Cherie Harden opened an account on Parler a year ago, long before the social media platform became a big hit, particularly among conservatives and supporters of President Donald Trump.

“I did that then so I would have a means of communication if Facebook and Twitter decide to monitor or censor private posts and try to control what I can share,” the Whittier woman said, adding that she now sees many others have joined her on the platform billing itself as “the world’s town square.”

Harden is not imagining it. Parler is getting more crowded.

The lure of free speech

In July, Parler had a reported 2.8 million users. Within a week of the Nov. 3 election, however, that number had grown to more than 8 million. That week alone, Parler gained more than 3.5 million users, putting it at the top of Apple’s App Store list of free apps. Other

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Lockdown: Don’t buy pets on social media, charities say

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Animal charities have warned people not to buy pets from breeders advertising on social media platforms like Facebook.

A BBC investigation has revealed puppies and kittens are being advertised through the platform, even though Facebook guidelines say the animals cannot be sold between private individuals.

Charities say that the animals may be sick, too young or it could be a scam, with no pet for sale at all.

The warning comes as demand for pets increases over lockdown, with the RSPCA calling these sellers “extremely irresponsible”.

“We know that there are lots of unscrupulous breeders and sellers out there who exploit social media and classified websites in order to sell puppies and kittens without arousing suspicion,” a RSPCA spokesperson said.

It says people should consider adopting from a rescue centre first, or follow its advice on buying dogs and cats – including seeing where the animal was bred.

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High school football highlights get boost from social media

“To be the one to make that play or to be a part of that play is just super cool to see and just something that you know, in the social media era, you’ll have to show your kids and people you interact with for the rest of your life,” said Marshall, who also remembers hanging out with friends afterward and not sleeping a wink that night.

The annals of prep football history are incomplete — often recounted years later through folk tales and stretches of truth. Generations of proud former athletes retell stories about their varsity days with a sort of blissful nostalgia, reliving nights only they were there to experience. This generation won’t have to do that. With the growth of technology and the increased exposure of high school sports, particularly for elite leagues such as the WCAC, there are digital receipts.

“I take pride in re-watching it

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Russian parliament given draft law enabling Moscow to block U.S. social media giants

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Lawmakers in Russia’s parliament presented draft legislation on Thursday that, if passed, would enable the government to restrict internet access to U.S. social media giants deemed to have discriminated against Russian media outlets.



FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed logo for Twitter is seen in this picture illustration


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FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed logo for Twitter is seen in this picture illustration


The authors of the bill, most of whom were from the ruling United Russia party, said they had received complaints from home-grown outlets like Russia Today, RIA Novosti and Crimea 24 about accounts being suspended or labelled by Twitter , Facebook and Alphabet Inc’s YouTube.

Twitter began labelling the accounts of several Russian media outlets with the description “state-affiliated media”, along with those of their senior staff and some key government officials in August, a move decried by Russia at the time.

“The urgency in adopting the draft law is due to numerous cases of unjustified restriction of

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