In this modern era of science and technology where many things have been changed due to latest machineries and devices, popular social networking website Facebook and widely used search engine Google have announced to help earthquake survivors. After the devastating earthquake in Nepal, Facebook and Google have launched their particular emergency tools in order to help those people who have survived after earthquake.
Person Finder service by Google was launched in 2010 after the earthquake in Haiti, which was used to update the information about missed or lost people. Then it was used in the Japanese earthquake in 2011, and had tracked around 5300 people.
Safety Check Tool of Facebook has been also launched to check friends and family members in network. By asking them to update their Safety Check feature, this tool automatically sends a notification to anyone whose GPS data or profile shows they are in the affected area.
The co-founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerburg has announced this news after devastating earthquake in Nepal by posting:
“When disasters happen, people need to know their loved ones are safe. It’s moments like this that being able to connect really matters… My thoughts are with everyone who’s been caught up in this tragedy.”