Media Flirt provides a very similar experience to person to person messaging but allows users to meet new people, make new friends or find love and romance.
In countries such as South Africa where many people have cell phones but do not have an internet connection Media Flirt fills a void by providing an easy to use dating service that works on any phone.
Police have since arrested two engineering students at nearby Virginia Tech, David Eisenhauer, 18, and Natalie M. Lovell’s mother told police that she believes Eisenhauer met Lovell through social media, and Lovell’s eight-year-old neighbors say that she showed them texts she had exchanged, using the mobile instant-messaging app Kik, with an 18-year-old about plans for an evening meeting hours before she disappeared.
According to news reports, Lovell had a disturbing history with social media.
I quickly found a number of adult men; there was one guy who graduated in 1990 who told a teenage girl that she had a “nice ass” and a gray-haired man requesting cleavage shots.
According to the Facebook page Justice for Children Without Voices, Facebook is shutting down “Teen Dating and Flirting” in response to Lovell’s murder.
Media Flirt works using SMS messaging which means it works on all makes and models of phones and there is no learning curve for users.
SMS messaging has been incredibly successful worldwide and by far the most popular use of SMS is for person to person messaging.
Another member, using expletives, wrote that the killing was justified because of the victim’s appearance.In the aftermath of Lovell’s death, groups such as Help Save the Next Girl and Justice for Children Without Voices asked Facebook to remove the group.A Facebook representative tells to the social network’s community standards.Even after the Blacksburg, Virginia, teenager’s disappearance and murder in late January, the members of that Facebook group continued to cyberbully Lovell.That is until Tuesday afternoon, when the group went offline, just after Virginia Tech students David Eisenhauer, 18, and Natalie Marie Keepers, 19, were charged with involvement in Lovell’s death.“No dead people allowed!
The majority said they use social media for flirting, and that social media makes them feel more connected to their significant others.