Monday, 16 November 2015
Facebook Safety Check launched in Paris.
Words fail us in understanding the Paris attacks of Friday night by Muslim extremists. The murder of people having a meal, watching football or at a concert. Inhuman, hardly comes close.
The Facebook 'Safety Check' tool was activated and used by nearly 5 million people to check on their friends and families. It has been used before in natural disasters 5 times since it launched in October 2014 but not in human tragedies before now.
But it will be used again should there ever be the need, which we hope against hope, there should not. However, it's a great innovation for Social Media under these tragic circumstances. God be good to them.