When launching the We Chat application, it was very similar to Whats App with the basic functions of a chat application (call, IM, send photo, video).However, these last two years We Chat has evolved tremendously, it now offers features reuniting Facebook, Pay Pal, Shazam…
What they don’t know is the person they are texting with is a scammer, and likely a man. I” — a student interviewed by Ming Pao News who did not want his name revealed — he was told two hours of sex would cost 0 and he could enjoy services all night for 0.
In the West, the QR code is not very popular, however in China it is ubiquitous (in the subway, to shoping online, on business cards).
This functionality is used to edit a group QR code, for example to organize an event: simply send the QR code to all of your contacts and they will have all the information about the event, they will moreover have the ability to chat among themselves.
Now, marketers are clamoring to engage with We Chat and the 300 million users it's amassed in just two years.
Weibo, China's microblogging platform that's a hybrid of Twitter and Facebook, was the hot place to be as recently as last year.
"Everyone is using We Chat, so marketers are wondering how can they use it in their communications," said Sophia Ong, the executive at We Chat's parent company, Tencent, who helps marketers navigate the internet giant's myriad platforms.
"They know it's very influential, everyone is using and sharing it.
The San Diego Public Library (SDPL) is working to reduce these statistics with Out of the Shadows, a comprehensive sex trafficking awareness campaign.
Out of the Shadows, funded by a ,000 grant from the Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund (RSFWF) matched with funds from the San Diego Public Library Foundation, began as training for the more than 800 staff members throughout the system’s 36 locations, providing information on how to recognize a possible victim of sex trafficking, ways to initiate a conversation, and appropriate resources and support services to offer those in need.
While slavery is often not thought of as a contemporary issue, sex trafficking is a form of modern slavery that affects some 4.5 million people globally.
Since 2007, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline has received more than 14,000 reports of cases inside the United States.