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Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto Takes Selfies With Mexico's Paralympic Team

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto takes selfies with Mexico's Paralympic team at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, Thursday, July 21, 2016. The team will compete in this year's games in Rio.

Google and Facebook Activate Earthquake Relief Services in Mexico

As is customary in emergency cases, Facebook and Google have enabled tools to locate people missing after the earthquake of 7.1 that Mexico lived on Tuesday.

Facebook activated the Safety Check platform that allows people to confirm that they are safe. In this space it is also possible to seek and offer refuge, help, accommodation and see, through a map, the location of those who request these alternatives.

Also, users will find news with information relevant to the emergency, a list with friends who are in the area, affected cities and numbers to contact the authorities.
On the other hand, the technology giant reported that it will donate one million dollars for recovery efforts, said Sundar Pichai, Google CEO, in his Twitter account.

 

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The Power of Social Networks to Help Victims of the Earthquake in Mexico

Mexico was hit by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake with an epicenter in the state of Puebla, but due to its proximity to Mexico City and the shallow depth of the epicenter (57 km), the capital of the country was one of the most to register already 94 fatalities and more than 800 wounded, as well as 39 buildings with collapse or collapse.

However, within minutes of the earthquake, hundreds of social network users began distributing information on earthquake damage, and while the corresponding institutions did not report damage or death in the city, several users were already asking for help from the collapse of some buildings, in fact, one of the first images that circulated on the Internet showed Mexico City with various points of the city covered with dust, a symptom of collapsed structures.

Telcel, AT & T and Movistar opened their networks so people could call, send messages and use data without cost, and long before companies issued an official communiqué, the information reached users through social networks, but even other people also removed the keys from their WiFi network and shared the information so that anyone could access the Internet and notify their relatives and friends that they were well, to share important information, or to be aware of the places where more people were needed to help.

Mexico City Attempts for Guinness World Record For Selfies

Nearly 2,000 people in Mexico City on June 13 attempted to create a world record for the most number of consecutive selfies taken at a place.
Participants gathered at the site of a monument in Mexico City and took selfies, one after the other, in the hope of setting a world record, The Telegraph reported. SEE Also : Selfie World Record Broken With Samsung Galaxy A3 And Galaxy A5 Actually, the participants had started out to break the US record for the most number of people in one selfie which stands at 2,997 people  but the organisers had to alter their plans at the last moment.
The Guinness official who attended the event was reported as saying that the organisers were not properly set up to attempt to break that record. Event organisers then improvised and attempted to establish the world record for most consecutive selfies taken at one place. Results for that record attempt have not yet been released.

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