mardi 17 février 2015

Will Facebook's Amber Alert Feature Draw In Online Marketing Firms?

By Paula Hess

By definition, Amber Alert is described as an abduction security system designed for children. In 1996, this system was put into place and since that time, companies like Google have been able to make use out of it. Facebook, from what I have seen, will become the latest company to get onboard, which I'm sure will be of interest to online marketing companies across the board. For those who are curious as to what this entails, please read on.

Along with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Facebook will be working in order to send Amber Alerts to users in particular areas. These signals will be distributed based on the locations of users, meaning that abductions which have taken place in Long Island will be made clear to Long Island residents. According to Facebook Security, Trust and Safety Manager Emily Vacher, Facebook will become, "...the world's largest neighborhood watch."

There will also be quite a bit of detail given to these alerts. Some of the points of detail will include - but will not necessarily be limited to - license plate numbers of vehicles and photographs of abducted children. To say that these elements will help to make the tracking down of abducted children easier would be nothing short of an understatement. When everyone has the same degree of know-how, it's easy to see that work will be done with greater ease.

Should a story like this become heightened by online marketing companies? I believe this to be the case, especially when given the idea that Amber Alerts, and their accompanying information, can be shared out to other Facebook users. Even if they aren't part of the same residential area, the fact that this can be done only speaks volumes about the aforementioned partnership. For reasons like this, a story such as this should reach the attention of various firms, fishbat included.

The truth of the matter is that Amber Alerts are serious, which only makes this story involving Facebook that much more information. Child abduction cases garner tremendous amounts of news but there are many readers who ask the question, "What can I do to help?" I believe that it's important to focus on how these alerts are given and, potentially, the ways in which they are shared. Only then will a story such as this prove to have long-term benefits.

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