Facebook’s “Like” button is something that really captured the imagination of the masses, and here is a new feature from the social networking giant that is certainly a no-brainer – we are talking about the “Safe” button. This “Safe” button is being tested on Facebook’s new Disaster Message Board in Japan, where users can mark themselves as “Safe” with a single click of a button. It makes sense to have this feature for those living in areas that are prone to disasters such as earthquakes and perhaps, tornados and floods. After all, family and friends would scramble to know about your status after a natural disaster in the area, although there is a very high chance that you might not be able to get online in the aftermath if basic communication lines have been knocked out, and you are unable to access the Internet.

Of course, you are also able to mark whether your friend is safe or not, and share your two cents on how everyone is doing, so that more information can be shared with the rest of your family who are not physically close to you. Sounds like a decent idea, this “Safe” button. What do you think of it?

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