Samaritans Radar Monitors Twitter Feeds to Help Those in Distress

By: Meghan Young - Nov 4, 2014
References: samaritansradar.org & fastcompany
Many people are using social media platforms to broadcast their cries for help and Samaritans Radar is an app that hears them. Not only do such signs of distress go unnoticed, those who catch wind of it don't often no how to respond to them. Others are simply mean-hearted. Samaritans Radar hopes to step in by monitoring a person's Twitter feed. When it detects something questionable, it alerts the user.

Although still in its BETA phase, Samaritans Radar will be on the lookout for words such as "tired of being alone," "hate myself" and "need someone to talk to." Those concerned with privacy can be assured that it will only be searching for public Tweets and specifically targets the millennial generation, which has grown up sharing information online.