Some status updates are more important than others
With that in mind, Facebook on Wednesday announced Safety Check, a new feature that lets friends and family know you’re safe after a natural disaster has occurred. When such an event transpires, Facebook will send you a message asking if you’re OK
If you’re OK, you can select a message saying “I’m safe.”
Facebook determines your city by your profile.If it gets the city wrong, you can mark that you’re outside the affected area.
In a blog post announcing the feature, Facebook cited the 2011 Japanese earthquake as inspiration for the new safety feature. Facebook engineers in Japan created a disaster message board, which morphed into Safety Check …