Tech companies building new products and services in response to disaster is nothing new. Google, Mxit and Microsoft and now Facebook have all launched products aimed specifically at aiding communication in disaster zones.
The social network's product, called Safety Check is designed to provide a simple and easy way to say you’re safe and check on others.
According to Facebook, when disaster hits, Safety Check will help you:
Let friends and family know you’re safe
Check on others in the affected ...