Kudos to Facebook – Safety Check is a good start, more work needed

Kudos to Facebook – Safety Check is a good start, more work needed: we need to be able to do something beyond our gestures.

During Friday’s horrible Paris attacks by Da’esh nut jobs, Facebook turned on ‘Safety Check’, a function allowing people in Paris to check in and say “I’m Safe”. I have a lot of friends in Paris and I was absolutely relieved to see those check-ins.

Criticism was quick: why not for Beirut which had been the victim of a terrorist attack too. That’s a fair critique. Facebook replied essentially…

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