Facebook’s Safety Check Feature

A lot of turmoil and natural calamities are hitting us these days. While a very large percentage of the digitally enabled population of this world is on Facebook, the company provides a novel way to let people and relatives of a family know that they are safe, in case a natural calamity happens to pass in the location a particular facebook user is, at the point of time. The latest example where people has been using this feature is in the Calcutta or Kolkata calamity where a major bridge broke down burying hundreds of citizens and wounding a lot more. This was a small innovative way that potential affected users of Facebook could let their social circles know that they are safe.

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Do let us know what you think of these new innovations in social media, where social media contributes to social intelligence that helps in disaster management.

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