Sharing - Facebook's New Like Button Is Here

~ Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 5:31 PM ~


Facebook's redesigned Like button is finally here!!!

Facebook's New Like Button

After months of testing, the social network is finally rolling out reactions to everyone, Facebook announced Wednesday. The update, which includes four new reactions — Love, Haha, Wow, Sad and Angry — will be available to all users in the next couple of days.

Practically, reactions are very similar to likes: hold down on the Like button on the app (or hover over it with your mouse, if you're on desktop) to view all the reactions and tap on the one you want to add to a post. As with likes, you'll be able to see how many people have reacted to a particular post or photo.

The reactions rolling out today are the product of more than a year of research and experimentation. The biggest consideration through it all though was finding sentiments so universal that they would be easily translate across all the countries where people use Facebook (which is just about everywhere.) That's also why the company chose to roll the feature out first to countries like Spain, Portugal, Chile, Japan and Colombia before bringing them to the rest of the world.


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* Facebook's New Like Button Is Here

* Facebook Reactions, the Totally Redesigned Like Button, Is Here

Sharing - Do Your Kids Know How To React To A Smoke Alarm?

~ Posted on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 8:26 PM ~

I came across this article which I must definitely share with you guys as I'm very interested to know your thoughts on this. Do note that sharing this does not mean I agree or disagree with it. For your convenience, I have copied the excerpts from the article here:

Families rely on a smoke alarm to wake them up in case of a fire at night, but will everyone hear the beep? That blaring sound of a smoke alarm may be loud and audible to an adult, but parents know, at times, kids can sleep through anything.

If you can’t get to your kids to save them during a fire: Will they wake up on their own, and know what to do? While adults may jump out of bed, sleep experts warn children often won’t hear or respond to the sound of a smoke alarm.


Watch a video (click on image below for link to launch video) taken of the Velsor family who allowed their family to be put to the test. The Velsor kids are 10-year-old Logan, 4-year-old Mason and 2-year-old Easton. The kids, especially the older two, know fires are dangerous. They’ve had fire drills at school, and they’ve heard the smoke alarm go off in their home. The family has talked about a plan in case of a fire, but they’ve never put it to the test.

Children get a tremendous amount of this deep sleep, and it’s during this deep sleep when the body doesn’t like to be bothered, and it really avoids or doesn’t respond to outside stimulants and as a result that’s a time when a child becomes very difficult to awaken.

Fire doubles in size every 30 to 60 seconds. An entire room can be engulfed in flames and full of smoke in minutes.

It’s crucial for families to practice their escape plan, and to make sure kids know, and are familiar with, the distinct sound of a smoke alarm. It’s important to test a plan at least twice a year, and at different times of the day and night.


For further reading:

* How to Conduct a Home Fire Drill

* What to do during a house fire?

* What to do in a fire?

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I came across this article which I must definitely share with you guys. Do note that sharing this does not mean I agree or disagree with it. For your convenience, I have copied the excerpts from the article here. Full article and video can be found in the link shown at the end of the post should you wish to find out further.

A new mother's world was shattered when her tiny baby developed whooping cough and died suddenly at just a month old. Now the grieving mum has shared a video of her son's last days to raise awareness of the condition so that other children do not die like he did. 

Little Riley Hughes died aged just 32 days in March, after a short battle with the disease.

He was far too young to receive the vaccine, which can only be administered at six weeks old, meaning he had no defences to fight the illness. But, after his death, his mother, Catherine Hughes, learnt that had she been vaccinated during pregnancy her son might have been able to fight the disease.

She shared the video on Facebook group Light for Riley so new parents do not have to go through the same suffering she did. Catherine who lives with her husband Greg in Perth, Australia, told the Mirror Online she was proud at the impact the video had had, especially as now all Australian states offered the vaccine to expectant mothers.

"We don't want any more babies dying from this terrible and preventable disease, it's an unnecessary heartbreak. When I was pregnant with Riley, who at the time of death was too young to be vaccinated, Australia was not offering these boosters to most pregnant women. After his death, we lobbied state governments so that now all states in Australia offer these boosters for free to pregnant women."


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