Facebook continued its efforts on the suicide-prevention front by teaming up with Save.org (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education) to study suicide victims’ activity on the social network in the days just prior to their deaths.
Blue Star Families
With Christmas exactly two weeks away, Facebook announced Tuesday that its Gifts feature has been rolled out to all of its users in the U.S.
Odds are, you always have one friend who is nearly impossible to shop for when it comes to birthdays and holidays. Now, through Facebook Gifts, users can donate to a charity or nonprofit in honor of a friend. This feature, which gives users 11 different organizations from which to choose, is something that Facebook is testing.
Facebook already provides suicide-prevention services, but the social network announced a special initiative targeting the U.S. military and its families, teaming up with Blue Star Families and the Department of Veterans Affairs to offer customized services to veterans, active-duty military-service members, and their families.
Military families may feel a little closer to loved ones stationed far from home this holiday season, thanks to a new social media guide launched by Facebook today, following up on initiatives announced the week of Veterans Day.