#TuesdaySocial - #Brussels, Twitter turns ten and Snapchat helps domestic abuse victims

#TuesdaySocial - #Brussels, Twitter turns ten and Snapchat helps domestic abuse victims

Since we were all taking a well deserved break on Friday, we thought we’d bring you the Friday social after the Easter weekend. Let’s have a #TuesdaySocial .

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Belgians urged to use social media to contact loved ones after terrorist attacks

The Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium urged Brussels residents to use social media instead of mobile networks to contact loved ones in the wake of Tuesday’s terrorist attacks.

Mobile networks were unable to cope with the high volume of calls made from the area during the crisis, leaving many unable to contact friends and family. Alexander De Croo advised locals to use Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter to communicate, with free WiFi made available across the city to aid those caught up in the attacks.

Facebook also quickly turned on its safety check feature for those in the area to let loved ones know they were OK.