Facebook Safety Status – a tiny feature that addresses needs

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Yesterday after the terrorist attacks in Paris, France Facebook launched their Safety Status app which allows residents in Paris to check-in or mark their status.  As you can imagine when something like this occurs the normal communication channels can be greatly impacted – this makes it difficult if not impossible for folks miles away to connect with their loved ones who live in that area.  The service was developed by Facebook developers following the devastating Tsunami in Japan and has been launched previously during only a few natural disasters.    I know technology can make us nervous, for some of us and for most all of us there are times when it can make us nuts… but it’s important to note that it can be a powerful tool that provides such valuable tools.  These can be used for pleasure, for profit and at times to meet those needs that no other option can provide.