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.
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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