Facebook has taken a lot of criticism about piercing your privacy. But they’re now doing something that deserves a pat on the back.
Facebook’s solution to help missing children
You know when you drive on the freeway and you see those Amber Alerts on the electronic billboards? I always want to be the one who finds the child and reunites them with their family. But whizzing by at highway speeds, I can’t retain all the information.
So now the social media giant will be using their vast network to push out Amber Alerts on your mobile phone when there’s a missing kid. Facebook is teaming up with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to issue alerts that will have photos and other details about the missing child. Maybe it will save a life.
The Amber Alerts can be shared with your Facebook friends if you wish. That’s the beauty of social media; this is an example of when technology properly harnassed can make a big difference.