A new smartphone app allows users to click one button and instantly tweet the message: “I am still alive! #Lebanon #LatestBombing.”
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With four bombings in the last month alone, it seems the 26-year-old student has hit upon a niche in the market, albeit a slightly morbid one.Although she is currently doing a master's in public health at a university in Paris, her bachelor's degree is in computer science. This is her third app, but she said she develops them "for fun" rather than for money. Of course, for the app to be useful, the user needs to have Twitter and their friends and family need to know how to view their tweets, not exactly realistic for most elderly relatives.In a tongue-in-cheek poke at the now predictable outpourings from politicians in response to attacks, Hasan said she was also planning a similar "condemnation" app to allow political figures to quickly and easily denounce the latest violence.
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