Here’s a good one: information spreads incredibly fast through social media. That could have its advantages and disadvantages depending on what the information is. In the case of Lulu, a Terrier mix dog who got out of her backyard and became lost, social media became a huge help when trying to find her. You hear about these cases all the time. Dogs get lost or stolen from their homes, their owners are sick worried and heartbroken about the possibility of never seeing their pets again. However, besides putting up posters in every post of every main street in town, social media facilitates the whole process and it saves you a lot of time and money. A simple post with a picture of your pooch and a brief description is all you need. Click the share button and share it with your social media friends and Voila!. Soon your “Lost Pet” post will spread around town so fast, it makes it a lot easier to find your pet in no time.
Another example of the benefit of social media’s fast access to information is when there is a child abduction or a missing child case. The same concept applies here. Although it is critical to contact authorities immediately, the second best thing you can do is spread the word online. Someone might recognize a face, wherever they might be, and that can make a difference between life or death. As serious as it sounds, child abductions happen way too frequently right under our noses. Its important to take the necessary precautions to avoid this from happening and in the unfortunate case that it does, social media will become key to trying to find your loved one.