After a deadly mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut, people all over Facebook offered support for the families, teachers, and everyone else affected by the tragedy. Through Causes, a social donation and awareness platform, an online card for those left in the wake now has nearly 2 million signatures — by far the record for a petition on that program. The petition has also been shared on Facebook more than 4 million times.
Not long after the initial shocked reaction in the wake of a deadly mass-shooting Friday in Connecticut, several Facebook users posted a statement from actor Morgan Freeman, pleading with the media to stop using the shooter’s name. While the sentiment is heartfelt and valid, it apparently did not come from Freeman.
UPDATED: Thousands Share Facebook Profile Of Brother Of Conn. School Shooter Prior To Corrections By Media
Not long after the name of the shooter who killed nearly 30 people — including 20 children — was released following a tragedy Friday morning at a Connecticut elementary school, many people rushed to Facebook to find the social media profile of Ryan Lanza. The Facebook profile of a Ryan Lanza from Newtown, Conn. was posted all over the Internet, with roughly 9,000 people sharing his profile photo. However, the early reports were erroneous, and it was later confirmed that the shooter was 24-year-old Ryan Lanza’s 20-year-old brother, Adam Lanza.
Just as users can visit a brand’s Facebook page to tell them how much they love the product or offer ideas, they can also leave negative feedback. Brands — notably Chick-fil-A and the National Rifle Association — recently discovered that social media is a two-way street for good and for bad.
Facebook has been lauded as one of the best tech employers around, with plenty of perks for employees and a casual working environment. But one of the favorite activities of Facebook employees might surprise you: target shooting. Pictured: Justin Shaffer, formerly of Hot Potato.