Thanks for sharing BoB!
I actually found this article really interesting...I don't know how effective can the app be and if the algorithm is going to work well, language is really difficult to interpret and usually the only way to do it is by real people. Anyway I think it is a good initiative and it can help to be aware of what's going on around us.
I haven't responded to this thread till now....because I felt this twitter app could be open to all sorts of abuse.
People 'feigning' suicide tendencies.... just because they can.....
It is sad that some people would feel the need to abuse such a system but it is well known from other help sources, that suicide 'trolls' do exist.
A hospital I worked in instigated a suicide help line some time ago. It was discontinued because 50% of calls were bogus....and was deemed to be too costly. A sad state of affairs .
Edited to add...I wonder who was monitoring the algorithm to detect suicide tendencies....
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