Facebook activates a safety check feature and Parisians open their doors with #PorteOuverte, for anybody seeking help and shelter
MANILA, Philippines – Sympathy and prayers from netizens worldwide flooded social media after over 100 people were killed in terror attacks in Paris on Friday night, November 13 (Saturday morning, November 14, Manila time.)
World leaders also condemned the terrorist attacks on the French capital.
#PrayForParis became the top trending topic in the Philippines, while #Fusillade topped the Twitter trends in Paris. Keywords related to the terror attack also dominated the worldwide trending topics.
Here are some of the tweets from netizens around the world:
Parisians open their doors to strangers
Meanwhile, netizens maximized the reach of social media as #PorteOuverte
, which translates to “open door,” became the hashtag for anybody seeking and offering help and shelter.
Below are some of the tweets:
Facebook sets up safety check for Paris friends
Facebook activated its safety check feature
for the Paris terror attacks which allows Facebook users to let friends and family know if they’re okay.
“Quickly find and connect with friends in the area,” a message on the Facebook Safety Check page read. “Mark them safe if you know they’re OK.”
The feature also allowed people to check which friends listed as being in Paris, had not yet checked in as safe.
‘Worst tweets’ about the Paris attacks
While many are expressing concern about the terror attacks, there were still a few insensitive remarks tweeted, as compiled by motherjones.com and fusion.net:
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. – with a report from Agence France-Presse/Rappler.com