I wrote about Facebook as our new collective SOS.
But of course Facebook Live was destined to become a home for citizen journalism. It is part of an app used daily by 1.09 billion people. It offers an instant connection to family, friends, and a global audience. And it presses us relentlessly to share whatever we are doing and seeing. That we share has always been more important to Facebook than what we share. But in handing a live-streaming tool to a billion people, Facebook invited us to share darker, more disturbing stories than it has ever before hosted on its servers.