Facebook to become a major player in disaster response

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With nearly 2 billion users worldwide, Facebook is uniquely positioned to be a useful tool during a crisis or disaster response. It’s been more than two years since Facebook introduced “safety check,” a tool that lets users mark themselves as “safe” after a natural disaster or other crisis. For its next act of corporate do-goodery, the social network is building that feature out with real-world logistical support. Facebook recently launched “community help,” a subset of safety check that will help users find, receive, and offer help in the event of a crisis.

Right now the community help is focused on practical crisis needs: food, water, transportation, housing, baby supplies... however, someday this list may grow to include restoration contractors or disaster relief companies to aid in the relief efforts.

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