Internet Giants Show the Way to Refugees, While the World Leaders Discuss It
Bengaluru, India | Red Newswire | Nov 23, 2015 Last Updated at 08:13 PM IST.
The world is facing a number of crises and it has sparked a huge debate among the nations, most prominent of them being Paris attacks and Syrian refugee crisis. Though some nations are welcoming them, some are not. And above all, the world is caught vicious clutch of terror.
While world leaders are still discussing it, many online companies and internet giants are actually showing the way and setting an example that shows Humanity still holds.
Google had a very brilliant idea and launched a fortune telling app for attracting the people’s attention towards the crisis. When you enter search for the future, Google shows up saying “OF COURSE WE CAN’T PREDICT YOUR FUTURE! But 60 million refugees ask themselves every day if they have a future at all. So we used a fake Google site to get your attention because apparently you were interested in your own future. Please take a moment to think of their future.”
Many people took to the micro – blogging site twitter to welcome attack victims looking for shelter. Millions used the hashtag “#PorteOuverte” and found a place to safety. Who is providing all this? None other than the citizens themselves!
The social media giant’s Safety Check tool is again playing an important role. The tool was previously been used in natural disasters. Although, now it is being used for a man – made disaster for the first time.
The cab hailing company immediately stopped charging after the paris attacks to help those in need. It served for free that day.
Source: Business Insider