[ Story via NBC NEWS] Many residents in Oklahoma panic trying to locate loved ones after one of the deadliest tornadoes the United Stated has seen since one killed 161 people in Joplin, Missouri, two years ago, touched ground. According to Huff Post, many schools and hospitals were hit by the tornado, and “Twenty of the 51 confirmed deaths in Oklahoma’s horrific disaster were children, the Oklahoma medical examiner said, and at least 45 of the 230 people injured were children, according to area hospitals”.
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Due to massive numbers of missing loved ones and animals, Google and the Red Cross are helping confirm the safety of tornado survivors, while the Oklahoma Humane Society and Reddit users band together to take care of missing pets. According to NBCNEWS.com, Google has set up a crisis response center page that provides shelter information, weather reports, public alerts and links to a variety of resources to aid those in or around the towns of Moore, Newcastle and southern portions of Oklahoma City. Google has also enabled the Google Person Finder Tool that allows people to search for their loved ones and animals.
The American red Cross “Safe and Well” page is also serving as a way to confirm that loved ones are doing all right. It functions similarly to the Google Person Finder, but instead focuses on individuals listing themselves as “safe and well,” in addition to letting others search for loved ones. Do you feel these programs are helping as intended?
[Story Via Social Media Today] Stated as the most awesome things to happen on Facebook, Monday evening, bakers Amy and Samy had one of the best Social Media meltdowns people have seen since Gordon Ramsay’s social media horror show in May. Samy and Amy took to Facebook to respond to some negative comments about their food and pricing, but they did this in no calm composed fashion.
Upset about feedback, they began to lash out at people using curse words and insults. Once realizing their actions overnight, they blamed hackers.
Many questions are being passed around whether this will be a breaking point for Amy and Samy or whether it will make them more famous and bring customers through the doors. What do you think, is it possible to recover from such a massive social media fail?
[Story via Mashable] Transforming from a small professional-networking site that launched in May 2003 from the living room of Reed Hoffman’s home. LinkedIn was founded in the aftermath of the Dot-Com bust, at a time when the biggest social networks were Friendster and MySpace. Linkedin Launched just before most of the social networks that are considered big players today. It’s about a year older than Facebook, three years older than Twitter and eight years older than Google+ — though it’s younger than Google itself.
Now, ten years later, Linkedin has transferred into a must-have tool for recruiters and job seekers. The social network for professionals has more than 200 million users, 3,700 employees and 26 offices globally, and is generating more than $300 million in revenue each quarter.