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20 November 2016
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Facebook's Safety Check feature now rests solely in the hands of its users

Facebook users no longer need to rely on the social network to activate its main crisis response tool. Safety Check, which lets you tell friends and family that you’re safe during an emergency situation or natural disaster, will now be completely triggered by the community instead of the company itself. Facebook announced the shift at […]


19 November 2016
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Sorry, Black Friday — social media hates you

In the early hours of Nov. 25 (and in some cases, the evening hours after Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 24), millions of Americans will embark on Black Friday odysseys, questing for the doorbuster deals and backroom specials that whip the shopping public into a frenzy year after year. And if recent research on social media […]


19 November 2016
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Facebook creates Community Help tool so users can aid each other after disasters

Facebook just made it a lot easier for users to find and give help in the wake of crises and disasters. The social media company has created Community Help, a new tool tied to the Safety Check feature that lets users ask for and offer help after marking themselves safe during a crisis. Facebook announced […]


18 November 2016
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This humanitarian tells us how to stay real when you're Instagram famous

Turia Pitt is hilarious. She loves a laugh. And when she speaks, people listen.    And it’s not just because in 2011, she made headlines for miraculously surviving a Western Australian bushfire, leaving her in a coma with burns to almost 70 percent of her body. It’s not just because she’s now an unparalleled motivational […]


18 November 2016
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New Broadway musical sucks you deep into the internet

A new Broadway show is attempting to smash down the barriers between reality and fiction by using technology.  Dear Evan Hansen, a Broadway show by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Steven Levenson, is one of the first major musicals to incorporate social media on and off stage. During the show, the IRL audience is overwhelmed […]

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