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Facebook Activates Safety Check In Nigeria After Yola Blast

Facebook Activates Safety Check In Nigeria After Yola Blast

Facebook has activated its safety check feature after a suicide attack killed 32 people in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Yola.

The social networking site had been criticised for activating the feature for the attack in Paris on Friday but not for the attack in Beirut the day before.
Before the Paris attack, the feature was only used in natural disasters.
The safety check allows people to inform their contacts they are safe.

During emergencies mobile phone networks often collapse under the stress of everyone using their phones at the same time – so this is one way to help solve that by informing possibly hundreds of friends in one go.

The system was first used earlier this year during the Nepal earthquake.
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg announced the Yola Safety Check in a Facebook post but added “unfortunately, these kinds of events are all too common, so I won’t post about all of them.”

This is the third attack this year in Yola.

The suicide bomber targeted a busy vegetable market late on Tuesday as stall holders were closing up.

Boko Haram militants started attacks in Nigeria in 2009 in an attempt to create an Islamic state.
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“A loss of human life anywhere is a tragedy, and we’re committed to doing our part to help people in more of these situations,” Mr Zuckerberg added.

One Yola resident who used the feature, Maulud Usman, told the BBC he feels Mr Zuckerberg had taken on the previous criticism.

“I was one of those that criticised him when he activated the safety check in Paris despite the fact that Boko Haram has been bombing us in north eastern Nigeria for years, killing thousands of people, yet Facebook didn’t deem it fit to activate the safety check.”

“I’m happy he listened to our cries”.

LinkedIn to stop itself from spamming you

LinkedIn to stop itself from spamming you

Nothing is quite as joy killing as realizing the only new messages in your inbox are automated emails from LinkedIn. LinkedIn knows this, and it’s begun addressing the issue to prevent its website from becoming the ultimate bane of every email user’s existence. The solution is a new internal software tool LinkedIn is calling Air Traffic Controller. Building on its successful initiative earlier this year to chop the amount of emails it sends users in half, LinkedIn is now developing the system to send only emails and notifications that it feels are relevant to how you use the service.

LinkedIn’s goal is to annoy users as little as possible. Its new tool will now monitor how often you check LinkedIn, use your preferences and habits to figure out when and on which device to best reach you, and keep track of what features you rely on most. That way LinkedIn will contact you only with messages and notifications that are relevant — not something you’ll instantaneously delete upon reading the company’s name in the subject line. LinkedIn says it will improve the system over time, but that users should see an “immediate improvement” to communications they receive from the company starting today.

Source: The Verge