Amidst all the global criticism that Facebook is facing, there was some good news for the social media giant on the social responsibility front.
A Texas man who was in coma for 5 years managed to to reconstruct his life after Facebook shared all his personal information. Roger Jones, who drives a truck for living met with an accident which later led to him being in coma, woke up with a blank slate a week back. He had no recollection of who he was and even failed to recognize his family members.
But thanks to Facebook, his life is slowly getting back to normal. “Doctors had given up on him and said that he lost all his memory. I put up a post on Facebook about his condition and immediately got a call from Mark Zuckerberg. They sent me a compilation of all images, videos and conversation on Rogers Facebook page. In fact they sent us the entire timeline. And I can’t tell you how much that has helped my husband remember all that happened in the last 10 years,” said Emily Jones, Rogers wife.
The team of doctors too were all praise for Facebook for sharing all the data stored over the years.
The social media behemoths kind gesture went viral and many agreed that it was wrong to judge Facebook so quickly. Many more patients dealing with memory loss are now experimenting with Facebook Therapy to help them recover from their medical condition.