In the past decade or so we’ve seen both the positives and negatives to social media. While many argue that issues of personal privacy are of big concern, one can’t argue the benefits to a wide moat of social presence either. Take our latest dog and owner reunited story for example. According to Cleveland.com
A lost dog was brought to the South Euclid Police Department’s kennel Saturday, March 23, and officers were uncertain who owned the dog. She wasn’t wearing a collar when she was found in the Quilliams and Sherwood roads area, so officers posted her photograph on Facebook. “Thanks to our helpful Facebook audience,” Patrolman Joe Di Lillo Jr. said, “the dog’s photo was shared 366 times and viewed over 28,000 times, until it was seen by the dog’s owner about 24 hours after being posted.” “We enjoy reading Animals in the News and thought your readers might enjoy this nice reunion story,” he said.
Now seriously, how awesome is that? With a little bit of help and people’s cooperation and perfect story is created. Think about it. 15 years ago this probably never could have happened. Hopefully the dog and owner would have been reunited but chances are without Facebook it wouldn’t have happened nearly as quickly.