Did you know that Facebook users are able to notify friends and family that they are safe through the site’s “Safety Check” tool? It was initially setup to be used in natural disaster setting.
I write this after the Friday night attack In Paris France where a bunch of gunmen attacked innocent civilians at a concerts leaving at least 153 persons dead. In this day and age of terror and threats, social media should be used to mobilize and keep people safe and in-touch.
The “Safety Check” tool was launched in 2014 and has been used five times. This is the first time the feature has been used in a non-natural disaster setting.
When first launched, Facebook noted that “Safety Check” would help users let friends and family know they are safe, check on others in the area, and mark friends as safe.
Facebook determines the location of a user in the area by “looking at the city you have listed in your profile, your last location if you’ve opted in to the Nearby Friends product, and the city where you are using the internet,” according to its site.
So, How does it work?
If you’re near a natural or none-natural disaster (like a terror attack), you can tell friends if you’re safe and check to see if they’re safe, too.
On Facebook …
Let us be all vigilant and today Saturday 14 2015, I Stand with France and Let’s put an end to Terror. we may discuss further on the comment box Below.