Would You Loan Your Social Media Accounts To A Good Cause?
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The Missing Children Society of Canada sure hopes so.
They are encouraging people to hand over limited control of their profile(s) to post things like Amber Alerts so missing kids can be found much quicker.
The messages would be region specific – for example, only messages about kids missing in the Ottawa area would be posted to my feed(s) if I give them access. The group wants to create the world’s largest search party and the ‘world’s most valuable social network.’ They promise not to post too often, and you can opt out anytime.
We’ve discussed on this show how ‘discovery’ is replacing search and this is one more way (though it’s physical-world search as opposed to digital world search in this case). Why ask your neighbour “Have you seen this kid? He’s about this tall…” when you can share the description with your entire social media list (which hopefully includes your neighbours) instantly?
I’m thinking of signing up. Would you? Or would you prefer to selectively post these alerts yourself and not hand over control? Let us know in the comments.
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Posted on 05/28/2012, in Talknowledgy News and tagged Ambert Alert, Blog, Canada, Missing Children Society of Canada, Opinion, OPP, Ottawa, Phil Gaudreau, Talknowledgy, World's Most Valuable Social Network. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.